Lou Rhodes - Nude Record Label

Following excellent reviews for her new solo album theyesandeye, released in July on Nude , Lou Rhodes has announced news of four UK headline shows in late October, including a performance at the new Omeara venue in London… Dates/info below:

Thursday 20th October – MANCHESTER – The Deaf Institute
Monday 24th October – LEEDS – Headrow House
Tuesday 25th October – LONDON – Omeara
Sunday 30th October – BRIGHTON – Patterns

Please go to LIVE for ticket links

Critical acclaim for theyesandeye, out now on Nude Records:

“A psychedelically tinged take on the glory of nature.” The i Paper – 4 Stars **** (Album of the Week)

“Hazy and mellifluous, theyesandeye possesses a Nick Drake-like attention to detail.” The Observer – 4 Stars ****

“A subtle, thoughtful album, and very pretty with it… Rhodes has carved out a career as singer-songwriter of charm and character.” The Times – 4 Stars ****

“Rhodes is a supremely gifted songwriter and performer. Her fourth album, meticulously recorded on vintage equipment in the Wiltshire countryside, blends jazz, folk and restless, dream-like swathes of backing vocals to mesmerising effect.” Sunday Express – 4 Stars **** (Album of the Week)

“Rhodes has carved out an intricate sound within the British folk scene and this is her most assured example to date… A beautiful and thoughtful album.” The Sun – 4 Stars ****

“With theyesandeye Rhodes has opted for a more resonant and expansive analog sound, mixing early 70s Californian folk with dreamy English pastoralism of the same period. A quietly eloquent, simply persuasive record.” Uncut – 7/10

“While Rhodes’ voice remains recognisably smoky and cracked, the album takes the artist to new territory. By turns spectral and shimmering, imagine the vaporous mood pieces of David Crosby’s If I Could Only Remember My Name coalescing into actual songs.” MOJO

“A gentle but sophisticated pleasure. Rhodes cleverly and instinctively matches her eco concerns with West Coast harmony heaven and English pastoral folk… A triumph.”
The Mirror – 4 Stars ****

“Located somewhere between the pastoral folk of Nick Drake, the jazzy phrasings of John Martyn and the spaciousness of the more far-out denizens of Laurel Canyon, this is an album on which every single sound sparkles and breathes.” Sunday Times

“Her fourth album sees love balladry and woodland acoustica collide. Cellos, plucked harps and electronic textures augment a sound that emerges somewhere between Nick Drake, Carole King’s Tapestry and the Wicker Man soundtrack. The best moments are truly lovely.” The Guardian

“The arrangements are exquisite… Lou Rhodes has a background that encompasses folk and the singer-songwriter tradition, theyesandeye represents an evolution that is part psychedelic, part nu-folk, and wholly musical.” Record Collector – 4 Stars ****

“theyesandeye articulates a positive ecosphere… There are many estimable moments: Sea Organ calls to her fellow brothers and sisters of the sun to rise up, while Full Moon identifies the satellite’s female spirit.” Q Magazine

“There’s a woody resonance to Lou Rhodes’ fourth album. The wistful folk of All the Birds and All I Need are pretty celebrations of affection, Sea Organ is an environmental battle cry awash with harp rising and falling like waves, while the haunting Them is set to soft martial rhythms.” London In Stereo