British singer-songwriter Lail Arad and her Canadian counterpart JF Robitaille, have teamed up for series of duets, perfect for lazy summer/early-September-at-Larmer Tree days.
Bringing together Arad’s whimsical, folk – whose deeply layered Onion record (sorry!) is one of our favourites – and Robitaille’s lyrically rich, gorgeous guitar songs, proves to be a masterstroke. It’s a bold musical departure for the pair, yet both seem to be having the best time woking on it. “We Got It Coming” is a case in point, as it effortlessly bridges the gap between acoustic 1960s folk music and 2017’s more electronic sensibilities.
The collaboration doesn’t just stop on record, live they freely pass their guitar between each other with Arad liking to think of the concert experience as a conversation. Come and have a chat.