Indie-folk trio, August and After from the London Royal Academy of Music, debut their EP, ‘Cascades’.
“Stunning London acoustic trio” – Folk Radio
The EP, which was released on the 21st of March this year contains the electrifying singles, ‘Wolves’, ‘Halley’, ‘Vancouver Waves’, ‘Elegy’ and ‘Somewhere In Florence’. ‘Cascades’ was recorded with French producer, Jonathan Lefèvre-Reich and showcases a wave of euphoric genius, within acoustic guitar and violin solos which enrich the layers of their three-part harmonies.
The band is made up of Ned (vocals), Vedantha (guitar and vocals) and violinist Jordan, who all met in London, after graduating from university. After the band was formed on London’s Southbank one afternoon, ‘August And After’ have experienced sell-out shows and several European tours.
“Their simply stunning track ‘Wolves’, it’ll have you howling for more, and yes, the pun was intended.” – It’s All Indie
‘Wolves’ is the lead single in ‘Cascades’ and can be described as the emotional energy between human interaction and essentially the relationships within that. ‘Halley’ was inspired by a conversation between a young Vedantha and his father, to which he was introduced to the transience of mortality. ‘Somewhere in Florence’ explores feelings of regret and lost aspirations. The EP is also a personal reflection from the band members’ to their shared moments with fans.
“Really loving [Wolves] and the way it flirts between being mesmerizingly haunting and at the same time offering up these delicate uplifting moments” – Tom Simkins, BBC Introducing Cambridgeshire
The band can be compared to the likes of Noah and The Whale and Of Mice and Men, with influences drawing from their heroes Ben Howard, and Bon Iver.
‘August And After’ have already been applauded by music giants such as; BBC 6 Music, SOFAR Sounds and Kerrang Radio, and are set for a very exciting career in music.