Despite performing widely at UK festivals over the last couple of years, Urusen have operated somewhat under the radar. But with a growing reputation as a ‘festival favourite’ and new album ‘This is where we meet’ (produced by Steve Osborne – Elbow, KT Tunstall, PJ Harvey) they’re winning a new army of fans with their heartfelt songwriting and performances.
They recorded their new album at Realworld Studios and this led them to be picked by Peter Gabriel and Real World to be a featured artist on B&W’s Society of Sound, joining previous artists such as The Unthanks and Portico Quartet.
Having previously performed at The Big Chill, Glastonbury, No Direction Home, Secret Garden Party and 2000 Trees, their touring has seen them play alongside the likes of The Travelling Band, The Staves, Tu Fawning, Stornoway, Basia Bulat, Pete Roe, Mt Desolation, Tiny Ruins, David Thomas Broughton and Laish. Among their plaudits they have been selected as a highlight pick by the The Independent in their top ten gigs of the week and described as ‘Sweepingly memorable’ by Metro and ‘Terrifically atmospheric’ by the Telegraph.
They have just released their new album 'This Is Where We Meet' and have been receiving airplay on numerous radio shows including Bob Harris, Tom Robinson, Janice Long and Dermot O'Leary. Urusen's new album track 'Fifty&9' was recently given away for free with the last ever issue of the Word magazine.
Urusen combine something intrinsically British with great contemporary American bands such as Midlake or The National, and an array of instruments are woven underneath rousing harmonies into the band’s folk rock-tinged songs. You cannot help but to be drawn in by their lyrical story-telling style, stirring delivery and their beautiful melodies and harmonies.
New album This Is Where We Meet, released 13th August 2012, is available to buy now at urusen.bandcamp.com
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