August and After are a classically inspired indie-folk band based in London. They weave together rich three part harmonies on layers of classical and electric 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 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.
Still self managed and unsigned, they've secured support from The Independent, BBC 6 Music, Kerrang! Radio and a stream of online press under their belt, received a nomination for the inaugural Unsigned Music Awards and been featured on several official Spotify playlists, garnering over several million online streams.
"Hard to resist" The Independent (read the full feature here)
“Flirts between mesmerizingly haunting and delicate uplifting moments” Tom Simkins, BBC Introducing Cambridgeshire
"Haunting, beautiful music" Alex Baker, Kerrang! Radio