The last true heroes of the old South West, Langkamer make good ol’ fashioned guitar music to get your toenails twitching and your heart strings itching. With feel-good pop hits about things like mortality, anxiety and climate change, if you don’t dig Langkamer, you’re probably a square or a narc. Or both.
Bursting onto the Bristol scene in 2018 with their debut self-titled EP, the band held tight to their alt-country instincts, with bar-stool singalongs such as ‘The Earthquake’ earning them an array of support slots across the city, including The Nude Party, River Whyless, The Wave Pictures and Gorgeous Bully.
More recently, 2019’s sophomore EP ‘Getting The Band Back Together’ truly uncovered the diverse influences behind Langkamer’s sound. Drawing on every great album in their Dads’ record collections, they crafted a barnstorming record that took on range of feel-good topics such as depression, anxiety and morality. A little bit country, a little bit rock and roll, it was the sound of four musicians working perfectly in balance, and tours of both Sweden and the UK only further brought out the subtle energy of key singles such as ‘Steel’ and ‘2CV’.
The dawn of a new decade has not stemmed the rivers of creativity. With two more singles planned for the first half of 2020, and an EU tour on the horizon in April, Langkamer are firmly gluing on their Stetsons and embracing a year that promises to be their own.
“What’s so immediately evident about Lamgkamer when they play live is just what good songwriters they are.” Bristol in Stereo
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