After almost a decade since their last release, Laki Mera return from hiatus with a gorgeously silky cover of Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill’.
Lauded as “one of the most promising, intelligent pop acts Scotland has produced this decade,” Laki Mera take their name from the Chimaera of Greek mythology.
Their music has variously been described as folktronica, ambient trip-hop, lush space jazz and pristine pop chamber music of the highest quality, reminiscent of Portishead and Massive Attack.
They made their Just Music debut in 2011 with ‘The Proximity Effect’ to high praise:
“Epic” – The Sun
“This is how it should be done… the most confident debut I’ve heard in a long while. It has the calm authority of musicians who know exactly what they want to do, are prepared to work stupid hours to realise and perfect it” – Drowned in Sound
Their 2013 follow-up, ‘Turn All Memory To White Noise,’ drew even more acclaim:
Album of the Week – Sunday Times
“A fusion of pastoral pleasures and latterday Portishead” – Q
“Folk roots, but happy on the dancefloor” – Mojo
“Veiled in poetic imagery & polished arrangements…Donelly’s voice radiates some of the sultry melancholia of Lana Del Ray” – Uncut
The release of ‘Running Up That Hill’ marks a welcome return for fans who have been in wait for nearly 10 years.