Recorded at Oh My Studios, Bangkok, Thailand
All songs written by Rich Cramp (Laetoli Steps)
Laetoli Steps is an ongoing and ever-changing indie-folk project led by songwriter Rich Cramp. Formerly the lead guitarist in the London based lo-fi outfit Garlic, one of Bella Union’s first signings, he went on to form his own band My Rocket 88 in 2003. For the next few years they gigged and toured across the UK, their style of indie-rock gaining them a following and a favorable response from the music press. In 2008 Rich formed Laetoli Steps, a solo project incorporating a quieter, more folk-infused sound. Working predominantly with his wife Erika and collaborating with other musicians, Rich recorded and released his self-titled debut in 2010 and has now completed his sophomore album, ‘Banyan’, which is scheduled for release in January 2013.
Incoming reviews for 'Banyan":
Laetoli Steps’ second album Banyan yet again showcases Rich Cramp’s clear talent for writing infectious pop-tinged folk music.
Carly Goodman (Forfolkssake.com
For reasons of unchallenging high quality, I dare say Laetoli Steps are the most likely of this month’s crop to reach mainstream success.
Neil Mcleod, (Soundonsound.com
“Make this record your first blind purchase of the year”
"I know ‘interesting’ can mean a number of different things, but on this occasion it’s definitely good."
The Beat Surrender
"Laetoli Steps are an emerging new band who deserve as much exposure as possible to showcase their clear talents" Musicliberation.blogspot.com
released 05 November 2012
Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica, Mandolin - Rich Cramp
Vocals, Keys: Erika Cramp
Violin: Emma Dunnell
Pedal Steel: Marcus McMarrol