Lou Psyche aka Lil' Lost Lou - I was born in London and lived there my whole life playing on the streets , kick the can , knock down ginger ..typical kid only proably quite different . I started writing songs beofre I could even play an instrument . About 4 years old I wrote my first song , I just used to sing the lines and memorise them often copying the styles from musicals and the stuff my dad listened to like Bing Crosby or The Hot fives etc. Then I heard that punks didnt need to learn to play an instrument so I decided to write punk stuff and formed my first band aged 14 . Time went on I got older and thought Country music was more dignified so I went to Nashville and recorded an ablum in 2017 . When I got back to the uk I moved to Folkestone part time to live near the sea . I go to London every week and started helping out with Joolz guides and before I knew it I was writing songs specially for the films . I know a bloke with an accordian and I live by the sea so naturally they sound like sea shantys a bit but theyve still got a lot of wierd dark stuff in there ... I hope to release an album in that style soon but for the moment you can have a listen on here :-) thanks for all your nice coments it means alot . Love + Namaste Lou Lou
LIL’ LOST LOU
Lil’ Lost Lou
Cat No: BULLY #0001
Release date: 7 April 2017
“She’s like the girlfren’ of Jonathan Richman, the sister of the Stanley Brothers and the daughter of Jack White”
London-based country/rockabilly songwriter Lou Psyche alias Lil’ Lost Lou here presents her debut solo album. Not one to do things by halves, she travelled alone to Nashville to work with revered producer, songwriter and musician Billy Livsey, a man with the likes of Ronnie Lane, Kenny Rogers, Travis Tritt, George Strait and Tanya Tucker on his CV.
Setting up in the analogue Welcome To 1979 Studios (housed in a former Motown, Chess and RCA pressing plant), Livsey corralled the cream of Music City session men, including bassist Dave Roe (Johnny Cash, Chet Atkins, Sturgill Simpson); pedal-steel player Russ Pahl (Glen Campbell, Patty Loveless, Kacey Musgraves); guitarist Stuart Mathis (Chris Isaak, Lucinda Williams), and drummer Justin Amaral (Junior Brown, Tommy Womack).
Let’s let Lou tell the story.... “This Nashville LP was about finishing a journey. It’s a bit more slick than my London skiffle punk/country band, but It’s still pretty raw and I think it has a great cross-cultural sound going on . I’m still so excited that these amazing guys wanted to collaborate on it.
“The last song on the album, ‘Song for Bob Dylan’, I wrote 20 years ago in New York just before my dad died. I’d heard a poem by Dylan called ‘Last Thoughts On Woody Guthrie’, which said, ‘If it’s hope that you’re seeking …you’ll find it at the Grand Canyon at sundown”. Last year I finally flew back out to the USA to see the Grand Canyon. I watched the sun go down, then caught a train across America. 32 hours later I arrived in Nashville, Tennessee where I recorded that same song about the Grand Canyon that I wrote 20 years beforehand. In 12 hours we had recorded a whole album.”
Once Lou was back in the UK, finishing touches were applied to the album with the help of Kent-based producer Sean Kenny.
Born and raised in Camden Town, Lou has shared stages with the likes of Wanda Jackson, Billy Childish, Pete Doherty,Wilko Johnson, The Urban Voodoo Machine and Fat White Family. She was taught guitar by John Etheridge of Soft Machine, plays an Epiphone Casino, and sang ‘Don’t Bogart That Joint’ over the closing credits of the 2010 film Mr Nice.
“Of all the women haunting the secret smog filled outsider art scene in London , Lou is by far the sassiest and dirtiest of them all. A princess of a weird dark country/punk night life.” AAAmusic.com
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