Danny Green formed the band Laish in Brighton in 2008 and became part of the Willkommen Collective, the Brighton alternative folk scene which included the bands Sons of Noel and Adrian (which Green was also a member of from 2008-2014) and The Leisure Society. Laish have released two records, their eponymous debut (2010, Willkommen Records) and Obituaries (2013, Folkwit Records), both recorded by Green at his home. Both received much critical acclaim, with radio plays including BBC6 Music (Marc Riley, Tom Ravenscroft, Gideon Coe, Chris Hawkins), BBC Radio 3’s The Late Junction, BBC Scotland (Roddy Hart) and Amazing Radio (Dani Charlton).
Now based in London, Green’s move to the capital, after a life immerged in the Brighton music scene, proved a motivation and inspiration.
Danny Green has had an impressive independent career performing both solo and with a full band as Laish. Prominent shows include some of the UK’s most prestigious venues: The Union Chapel, The Roundhouse, Barbican, St Pancras Old Church and Kings Place, and extensive showcases at festivals including End of the Road Festival and Cambridge Folk, sharing stages with Grizzly Bear, Beach House, Richard Dawson, Martha Wainwright, Rozi Plain, Wave Pictures and Jason Lytle.
"Pendulum Swing" is Danny Green, aka Laish, third full lenght. A set of twelve songs that span the spectrum of gentle fingerpicked acoustic guitar ballads, through to more robust art-rock jams. Laish’s plaintive tenor - rich, deeply textured and affecting - takes centre stage as he sings honest, self-reflective songs of relationships failed and survived.
"Pendulum Swing" was produced by Danny Green and recorded, mixed and co-produced by Dave Gerard at Watchtower Studios, North London.
"Pendulum Swing" : 1. Vague – 2. Learning to Love the Bomb – 3. Love On the Conditional – 4. Song for Eveything – 5. The Last Time – 6. My Little Prince – 7. Pendulum Swing – 8. Wrote of Freedom – 9. Rattling Around – 10. Gambling – 11. We Haven’t Made Any Money – 12. Isolation
"Beguiling songs of love" Mojo
"Spell-binding music" Never Enough Notes
"Packs a lot of punch and emotion" Folk Radio UK
"This is warm, heartfelt and uplifting stuff" The Crack
"Daniel Green has the kind of voice that can melt butter" Sounds XP
"This is real, beautiful, honest, gracious and just plain wonderful music" The Blue Walrus
"Really interesting and sophisticated and splendid new discovery" Chris Hawkins BBC 6 Music
"Green clearly wins at harmony arranging. He is worthy of some kind of harmonic rosette" Bearded Magazine