New Releases & Video: L.A. Salami – England Is Unwell / You’re Better Off Alone

Today, L.A. Salami shares new single, England Is Unwell (a double A side with You’re Better Off Alone), with the accompanying visuals placing the song’s story in “a cardboard world where all the strings are shown”

Video director Elliott Arndt explains: “In L.A.’s song, you find this ruthless tale of 21st-Century migrants escaping their war-torn homes only to find broken British dreams – but it’s all dressed up in a jolly orchestral folk arrangement and it’s totally intrepid yet extremely frail. And that’s what got me thinking about this idea and this aesthetic. It was a very ambitious one from the start cause we didn’t have the money to do any of it but somehow we still did it. When LA introduced me to (Art Director) Flaminia everything started seeming a bit more possible. She stayed awake for three consecutive days leading up to the shoot, just cutting, sticking, painting, and freezing her toes off. We owe it all to her”

Watch the clip below…

Time, death, life, living, hope: these are the big themes from which L.A. Salami has crafted his second album, The City Of Bootmakers. Lookman Adekunle Salami is a man in his mid-twenties with a restless spirit and boundless creativity. He makes charming indie-folk, songs that turn intimate tales into epic anthems and big issues into campfire laments

Live dates as follows…

18th October – Broadcast, Glasgow, UK (Solo)
19th October – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh, UK (Solo)
1st November – Lanificio, Rome, IT
2nd November – Home Rock Bar, Treviso, IT
3rd November – Garage Sound, Bari, IT
9th November – Chapel, Leeds, UK (Solo)
10th November – Night and Day Cafe, Manchester, UK
11th November – The Cookie, Leicester, UK (Solo)
14th November – 100 Club, London, UK
22nd November – Portobello Rock Club, Caen, FR
23rd November – Le Pop Up Du Label, Paris, FR
24th November – Explore The North, Leeuwarden, NL
26th November – Pension Schmidt, Munster, DE
27th November – Kulturladen, Konstanz, DE
28th November – Karlstorbahnhof, Heidelberg, DE
2nd December – Mousonturm, Frankfurt, DE
3rd December – Musikbunker, Aachen, DE