A music collective from Portland, Oregon, Loch Lomond began life in 2003 as the solo project of Ritchie Young.
Admittedly, most solo projects don’t involve a carousel of contributions from upwards of 30 musicians, but that’s an indication of just how amorphous Loch Lomond’s line-up was until 2007 (when their second album, Paper The Walls, was released).
Having coalesced into a more settled, six-piece incarnation, Loch Lomond finished recording ‘Little Me Will Start A Storm’ back in 2008 before the material was temporarily shelved due to mixing issues and the small matter of a sell-out US tour with fellow Portlanders ‘The Decemberists’.
Loch Lomond | Elephants & Little Girls
And so it was that a band from the Pacific Northwest chose to name themselves after the largest lake (by surface area) in Great Britain. Whether it was destiny or a simple act of postage and packing serendipity,
Loch Lomond found themselves signed to Chemikal Underground, bringing with them an artful, understated melodicism and songs redolent of early REM, the psych-folk musings of Mercury Rev and the multi-instrumental fables of The Decemberists.
Loch Lomond European Tour
Support on the night comes from Smoota who plays trombone with acclaimed art rock band TV on the Radio and recently toured with Sufjan Stevens so one can expect a good all round double bill from these two american acts.
Loch Lomond & Smoota LIVE
Tuesday, 12 Febuary 2013 | 20:00 CET
Grüner Salon | Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz | Entrance on the left side of Volksbühne | 10178 Berlin/Mitte