The Bros Landreth return to Bristol’s Thekla on Thursday 7th December for the 10th anniversary of their album Let It Lie, playing two full sets including the ground-breaking LP in full acoustic.
The Bros. Landreth welcome a new day withCome Morning, an album that marks both a rebirthand refinement of the JUNO-winning band’s blend of North American roots music and harmony-heavy soul.The most immersive, emotive record of the Landreths’ career,Come Morningfinds brothers Joeyand Dave lacing their melody-driven songs with layers of atmospheric synth, organ, and texturedguitar. The group’s previous albums shone a light on their strength as a live act, capturing thespontaneity and sonic stomp ofa band of hard-touring road warriors. If those records unfoldedlike snapshots of The Bros. Landreth’s nighttime shows, thenCome Morningsketches amarkedly different picture, showcasing the introspection and clarity that comes with a longperiod of rest.For Joey and Dave, rest wasn’t always an easy thing to find. After pursuing separate careers assidemen, they launched The Bros. Landreth with 2013’sLet It Lie, a debut album that drew uponthe shared soundtrack of their childhood—Bonnie Raitt’s blues, Little Feat’s funky country-rock, Ry Cooder’s eclectic instrumentals, Lyle Lovett’s twangy traditionalism—for a sound thatsaluted the past while planting its flag firmly in the present.Let It Liewas a hit on both sides ofthe Atlantic,winning the2015 JUNO Award for “Roots & Traditional Album Of The Year-Group,” earning The Bros. Landreth a nomination for “International Artist of the Year” at the2016 UK Americana Music Awards, and receiving praise from heroes like Bonnie Raitt. Yearsof near-constant touring in support of its release left the brothers exhausted, however, and theband took a three-year break before regrouping for 2019’s’87.When the Covid-19 pandemic brought’87’s accompanying tour to a halt, Joey and Dave beganrecording a new batch of songs in near-seclusion, pulling long hours in the studio and buildingsongs one instrument at a time. They layered, experimented, and twisted sounds into somethingnew, working alongside longtime co-producer Murray Pulver and a small group of guests. Whatemerged from those sessions wasCome Morning: a transportive album built for the heart, thehead, and the headphones.