Curse Of Lono received the prestigious Bob Harris Emerging Artist Award at the UK Americana Awards at Hackney Empire on January 31st, 2019. Selected by Bob Harris OBE, this special award celebrates the breakthrough artist that has particularly impressed the legendary music broadcaster throughout the year. 

Curse Of Lono, who formed in London in 2015, are Felix Bechtolsheimer (vocals, guitar), Joe Hazell (lead guitar and vocals), Dani Ruiz Hernandez (keys and vocals), Charis Anderson (bass and vocals) and Neil Findlay (drums).

The five-piece released their critically acclaimed second album ‘As I Fell’ in August 2018. Produced by Oli Bayston (Boxed In) at Rancho V, a remote desert studio in Joshua Tree, California and Flesh & Bone Studios in Hackney, ‘As I Fell’ entered the Official Americana Albums Charts at No. 10 and the Official Independent Albums Breakers Chart at No. 15 in the UK. The album also charted in the NACC College & Independent Radio Chart in the US, was Record Of The Week on Radio 1 in the Netherlands and charted in the Official iTunes Download Charts in the UK, the US, Ireland, Canada, the Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Spain, Russia, Thailand and The Czech Republic (including 4 top 10 positions). 



US Marketing: Brooklyn Basement Records
UK Marketing: Autonomy Digital
Press: George Chammas (Planetary Group, US), Lizzie Evans (Evans Above PR, UK), Liz Mayo (Brooklyn Basement Records, US)

“4 AM & Counting” (july 12, 2019)


  1. Tell Me About Your Love

  2. I’d Start a War For You

  3. Welcome Home

  4. Blackout Fever

  5. Goin’ Out West

  6. The Affair

  7. Valentine

  8. Way to Mars

  9. London Rain

  10. Pick Up The Pieces

  11. Don’t Look Down


COL - Press.jpg


"Curse Of Lono have conjured a seductive mise en scene whose charged atmosphere bears parallels to Emylou Harris’s Wrecking Ball and U2’s The Joshua Tree.” 8/10 UNCUT

“Their songs conjure up epic, vivid soundscapes with a heart of noir.”  -8/10 CLASSIC ROCK

“A deeply compelling record that totally pulls the listener into its spell… As I Fell is the musical equivalent of an IMAX cinema.” - NO DEPRESSION

“Gothic imagery abounds and singer-songwriter Felix Bechtolsheimer fights his demons valiantly with cinematic soundscapes and a writer’s wit.” - RELIX (US)


Press Photos

(click photo to download)