LOST LEFT \\ LEVOLLINEN - OUT NOW HTF006 / HTF007
LEVOLLINEN, was recorded in and around Ben’s home in South London over the course of half a year. They subsequently took a trip up to Glasgow to record more songs with Marcus Mackay in his old converted coach-house which is home to The Diving Bell Lounge (Trembling Bells, Alasdair Roberts, Snow Patrol, Kathryn Joseph, Frightened Rabbit).
LOST LEFT quietly self-released this album in 2012, and after Ben packaged off a handwritten note and 7” sampler to Jarvis Cocker and Gideon Coe at 6 Music, it resulted in them receiving a few radio plays from them as well as selling out their home-made CD stock at Rough Trade. But life happened; they disbanded, and are no longer playing together, meaning this album is unlikely to be played live again.
However, on Hits the Fan Records’ re-launch in January 2015 (for the release of now critically acclaimed Kathryn Joseph’s album), they knew that their next big album release had to be this album from LOST LEFT - an unearthed gem of an album that deserved to be heard and celebrated as one of this decades hidden and understated musical masterpieces.
"music which lives and breathes, and changes direction in a moment"
"there's virtuosic guitar work from Pritchard which would appeal to fans of Yo La Tengo and Stephen Malkmus"
"Lost Left are gone and we'll never hear this album played live"
Andrew Hannah LINE OF BEST FIT
VINYL - Ltd Ed 300 Heavyweight (HTF006)
CD - Ltd Edition 100 handmade (HTF007)