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Curse Of Lono - Severed album review

The best Blues you can get this month

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Stealing their name from a Hunter S Thompson novel, Curse Of Lono deal in atmosphere. Five Miles is the best slow-burner I’ve heard in ages, all throbbing bass and shivering squalls of slide. But they’re not afraid of a hook, either, and the hand-clap rhythms and fuzz-box electro of Pick Up The Pieces is one of the best ways to spend three minutes on Spotify.

Henry Yates has been a freelance journalist since 2002 and written about music for titles including The Guardian, The Telegraph, NME, Classic Rock, Guitarist, Total Guitar and Metal Hammer. He is the author of Walter Trout's official biography, Rescued From Reality, a music pundit on Times Radio and BBC TV, and an interviewer who has spoken to Brian May, Jimmy Page, Ozzy Osbourne, Ronnie Wood, Dave Grohl, Marilyn Manson, Kiefer Sutherland and many more.