'Imagine the power of Brand New, the heart of The Gaslight Anthem, the ornate structures of Beirut and the shimmering guitars of Arcade Fire, all topped off with some bloody big choruses' - HMV


The Echo and the Always is a 5-piece Cardiff-based band. Formed in 2012, the band is comprised of vocalist and guitarist Laura Hancock, guitarist John Harman, bassist Dean Harris, drummer Edd Clemas, and Canadian-born Angela Muir on trumpet and keyboard. The band’s sound reflects their broad range of influences and is both dark and sombre, and bright and poppy. Drawing on elements from their own eclectic musical backgrounds including folk, classical, rock and indie their songs are simple shoe-gazey indie-pop symphonies with layers upon layers of complimenting guitar, bass, synth, trumpet and vocal melodies that dance together and play off one another with melodic elegance. The band’s influences include The Cure, Daughter, Gaslight Anthem and The Joy Formidable. Since forming they’ve been active in the Welsh music scene and have played multiple times at Focus Wales and Gwyl Pil Pala Festival as well as at Swn Festival and Green Man.

Working with Cardiff Label Jealous Lovers Club The Echo and the Always  released their debut Album '...And after That the Dark'. Rocksound magazine stated that, 'they're natural pop songwriters. With their progressive tilt, atmospheric keys and a smattering of trumpets, they've already carved out a distinctive sound'. Thank you for taking the time to check out our website. We hope you enjoy what you hear!

Vocals, Guitar / Laura Hancock

Keyboard, Trumpet / Angela Muir

Bass / Dean Harris

Guitar / John Harman

Drums / Edd Clemas