"Not a single miss on this album: another winner from a group that deserves to be much better known than they are."
- New York Music Daily newyorkmusicdaily.wordpress.com/2012/09/27/larch/
"...if you like the way Pulp and Squeeze’s Glenn Tilbrook do their thing, then The Larch is for you..." Golden Mixtape
Days to the West is all about TIME & the changes that time brings to peoples lives; cycle of life songs told in the typical non-linear fashion of the Larch...
The Larch was formed in the late 90s by UK/US dual national Ian Roure with two friends from the 90’s NYC alternative music scene. Taking their cue from some of the more rocking elements of the UK Britpop movement – particularly Ash and Blur – they set about creating their own version of melodic guitar pop; drawing on Roure’s UK roots while also inspired by the offhand creativity of "lo-fi" bands like GBV and Pavement.
Fast forward15 years and, after several line up changes and a marriage, the Larch since 2006 have been; Ian Roure guitars & vocals, Liza Roure keyboards & vocals, Ross Bonadonna bass and Tom Pope drums. This line up has been responsible for recording 3 CDs: 2008's science fact & fiction odyssey Gravity Rocks, the arcanely named Larix Americana in 2010 and Days to the West (2012).
Musically, they continue to mix their post-punk pop with elements of psychedelic rock - broadening their sound and scope while retaining their former energy and wit; find out why the kids on the internet are calling these new songs “A bloody f**kin' triumph”, “Gorgeous!” & “just what the doctor ordered”.
released 19 September 2012
Ian Roure: guitars, vocals, fx, percussion
Liza Roure: keyboards, vocals
Ross Bonadonna: bass, percussion
Tom Pope: drums
with Alice Hamlet: cello and Rebecca Weiner-Tomkins: violin on tracks 4 & 9. Recorded & engineered by Ross Bonadonna at Wombat Recording Brooklyn New York. Produced by Ian Roure. Steampunk-inspired band photo by Virpi Kanervo. Collages & design by Ian Roure
(c) & (p) 2012 Ian M. Roure