Despite performing widely at UK festivals in recent years, Urusen have operated somewhat under the radar. But with a growing reputation as a ‘festival favourite’ and the album This Is Where We Meet (produced by UK producer Steve Osborne – Elbow, KT Tunstall, PJ Harvey) they’re hoping to charm plenty of new fans with their heartfelt narratives and performances.
They recently recorded their new album at Real World Studios and the new recordings lead them to be picked by Peter Gabriel and Real World to be a featured artist on the Society of Sound, joining previous artists such as The Unthanks and Portico Quartet. Having previously performed at The Big Chill, Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, and 2000 Trees, their touring has seen them play alongside the likes of The Travelling Band, The Staves, Stornoway and Basia Bulat, and among their plaudits they have been selected as a highlight pick by the The Independent in their top ten gigs of the week and described as “Sweepingly memorable” by Metro and “Terrifically atmospheric” by the Telegraph.
Urusen combine something intrinsically British with great contemporary American bands such as Midlake or The National, and an array of instruments are woven underneath rousing harmonies into the band’s folk rock-tinged songs. With a lyrical, story-telling signature, and a stirring delivery, they’ll make you an eager companion on a captivating journey.