Loris and the Lion weave gentle tales of joy and loss; a patchwork of sonic delights to soothe the soul and feed the heart.
A duo from Liverpool, navigating life together accompanied by: fairytales; folktales; lifetales; a piano; a clarinet; a harmonium; a guitar (often bowed); too many effects pedals; sometimes a tenor recorder; some spooky sounding homemade bells; many other instruments we haven’t discovered yet; a shared love of choral music; an insatiable appetite for tea; a general love of nature (especially trees when looked up at from beneath); Joni Mitchell (naturally); Kate Bush (a first love); love (a second one).
Calling to mind the sounds and spirit of Joanna Newsom, Tori Amos and Jesca Hoop.
"Their music is filled with the most exquisite lyrics that are accompanied by fragile piano, swarming strings and gossamer melodies."
Bido Lito // Where Are the Girl Bands
"Mockingbird spends most of its time simmering, only momentarily rising and it almost feels like it would be pushed over the edge, only to snap back to Harris and her piano captivating us. This is contemporary folk at its best."
Fresh Faves // Fresh On The Net
"known for their haunting performances of songs that capture your heart and your imagination. So softly spoken as they entered the stage, then a cascade of emotion revealed itself to tear at the very fabric of your heart. Their songs are very pure in sound, the combination of acoustic guitar, keyboard, and harmonies create a soothing yet captivating atmosphere in the room."
New Sound Generation
"The best art defines its own parameters by creating its own world where its very existence makes complete and total sense. Which leads us to the magical duo that is Loris and The Lion, who give us a musical invitation to enter their world with their debut EP Jorinde and Joringel. Six tracks of otherworldly and metaphysical perfection, a truly delicious set of songs, pure contemplative sonic majesty. Thank you for taking the time to perfectly craft these compositions. Truly astonishing."
"Loris and the Lion convey a haunting aura [...] with complex melodies and enchanting vocals from lead singer Georgia Harris, immersing whoever listens in an enveloping, chilling sound."
Waxwing: Song Review
"Absolutely gorgeous — ambitious, thoughtful, eerie, and well-constructed."
Two Story Melody
Waxwing: Song Review
"There's both a starkness and delicate tone to the sound that makes for a superb juxtaposition."
Various Small Flames
5th November 2021
Haiku Salut - Harvest Sun // LEAF on Bold St.
5th October 2021
Chloe Foy - Harvest Sun // LEAF on Bold St.
23rd July 2021
Debut EP Release Show // QU A RR Y
23-25th May 2020
Liverpool Digital Music Festival // Live Stream
15th May 2020
Culture Unconfined Festival // Live Stream
9th April 2020
QuaranQueen Festival: Bitch Palace // Live Stream
1st November 2019
Maison Johnny // Leaf on Bold St.
13th October 2019
Fresh Blood Festival // Phase One
18th September 2019
Into the Woodlands // Parr St. Studio 2
7th September 2019
Party in the Paddock Festival // Northampton
7th August 2019
Handyman Promotions // Handyman
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