Josephine & The Artizans - Lacrymosa 
Josephine & The Artizans - Lacrymosa

Release Date: 21st October 2013

Well, this is new. I mean, totally and entirely new. Here we have an eleven piece band fusing live classical music (no, not a sample) with indie, dub and reggae vibes whilst drawing on Mozart for musical inspiration and a sense of social dysfunction for lyrical direction. This is a genuinely refreshing experience as the operatically voiced Josephine leads her gaggle of artizans through a musical journey that takes you from the Royal Opera House down to the corner of Brixton High Street stopping at every pub venue and rehearsal room in between. 'Lacrymosa' , literally translated as weeping in Latin, is an ambitious, adventurous and brave song that ebbs and flows with a musical liquidity that many bands fail to achieve when playing just one genre but to achieve this with numerous genres in one song is even more impressive.  I'm going to keep an eye on these guys to see what they come up with in the future and I think you should too - I just hope they resist the lure of Britain's Got Talent...

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Live Dates:
25th October - O2 Islington 2, London

15th November - Live @ Kensington Roof Gardens, London