On Thursday August 9th,
THE OLD BLUE LAST PRESENT
@ The Old Blue Last,
38 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3ES
Not too long ago, Gareth Leaman and Gareth Young uploaded an album to bandcamp that they had made together in their bedrooms. The pair from Newport, South Wales just wanted a few people to hear the music they’d be working on – they certainly didn’t expect the attention they’d received. Blog after blog picked up on ‘Sleep Education’, as well as local radio stations, before the ever-impressive Sounds Of Sweet Nothing offered to release the album on vinyl for them.
While the Gareths might have been surprised by the popularity of their music, most listening to it wouldn’t be. It’s a beautiful album of delicate and intelligent electronica – an excellent listen on a long, lonely night. The same can be said for their latest album ‘Lakeswimmer’ – an absolute favourite this summer, complete with their infectious, hypnotic brand of ambient electronica.