August and After
August and After are an indie-folk trio based in London. They weave together rich three part harmonies on classically inspired layers of guitar, viola, piano, synth and percussion.
Songwriters Ned and Vedantha originally met whilst studying at Cambridge. After countless nights spent honing their vocal harmonies and intricate guitar playing, they moved to London where they met Jordan, a classical violist, studying at the Royal Academy of Music. The three whiled away an afternoon on London’s Southbank, talking about their favourite musicians; the likes of Bon Iver and Kings of Convenience. They formed as August and After, and after many sold-out London shows, support slots for artists such as Ghostpoet and Scott Matthews, a Ronnie Scott’s residency, a set at Secret Garden Party 2016, and several European tours, they travelled to Paris to record their debut EP, Cascades, with French producer Jonathan Lefèvre-Reich.
With support from the likes of BBC 6 Music, Kerrang! Radio and a stream of online press, and lead single Wolves featured on Spotify UK’s official Your Coffee Break playlist garnering over half a million plays, the trio secured a nomination for Best Folk Act at the Unsigned Music Awards. The band are now working on their follow-up EP.