Featured Artist - Urusen

Urusen are this week's PRS for Music Featured Artist.

Anita Awbi
  • By Anita Awbi
  • 12 Sep 2011
  • min read
Urusen are beginning to make waves on the UK music scene. Described as one of BBC Bristol Introducing’s festival highlights, and predicted by the music industry’s magazine Music Week as 'destined to make an impact' they combine the best of the current British indie-folk with great contemporary American bands like Midlake and The National, as they shift effortlessly between something intrinsically English, yet akin also to the epic midwest. With an eclectic array of mostly acoustic instruments (including cello, double bass, charango) a lyrical, story-telling signature to their songs, and a delivery ranging from the wistful, to the full crescendo of the band's modern folk rock-tinged pop arrangements, Urusen always rewards with an epic musical journey at their gigs.

The band were spotted in 2010 by renowned UK producer Steve Osborne (KT Tunstall, Elbow, Cat’s Eyes) and have since recorded an album at Realworld Studios, a preview of which was selected by Peter Gabriel to feature on Bowers & Wilkins Society of Sound music club, putting them in the company of artists such as The Unthanks, Portico Quartet and Cara Dillon.

Urusen will be launching a double A-side 7” vinyl single of two tracks; A Once Was Tramp And Tree and The Islander, from their forthcoming album, starting with a special launch gig at The Lexington (London) on Tuesday 20th September 2011, and a limited edition double A-side vinyl will be available to buy as pre-order or (subject to availability) at the gigs. The tracks will also then be available as a free mp3 download.

If you want to see Urusen at  The Lexingto, you can buy tickets here.