Sunday, 29 June 2014

LOWPINES - SINGLE REVIEW

Lowpines - Call Off The Hunt (Adventure Club Records) 
Lowpines - Call Off The Hunt

Release Date: 7th July 2014

A fairly basic bit of word play (and losing an 'f') with the title of this new single from Lowpines would change this to a song about a hall where Piers Morgan hangs out but, assuming I can avoid the spoonerism, I will stick to reviewing this as nature intended. 'Call Off the Hunt' comes from the brain of Londoner Oli Deakin who has his fingers in a number of musical pies but this is all about him. This is delicate, US inspired alt-folk with gentle guitar plucking, muted strings and Deakin's near whispered vocal creeping sleepily in to the room. It's the kind of song that stops you in your tracks and demands your attention as it grows naturally to take in some pulsating beats and a fluttering keyboard melody. Graciously, Deakin has seen fit to provide this single with a B-side in the shape of 'Talk Not' which follows the theme set down by its predecessor but adds in a little country influence and that vocal style gets closer and more soothing with every couplet. Lowpines might only be a side-project for all I know but whatever it is I'm glad it exists - discreetly beautiful stuff. Just don't ruin it by making fun of the song title. Only an idiot would do that...

More information: https://www.facebook.com/lowpinesUK?fref=ts

Listen Here: https://soundcloud.com/lowpines/sets/call-off-the-hunt-single

Live Dates:

26th July - Deershed Festival, Yorkshire
21st August - Boatshed, London

29th August - Lodestar Festival, Cambridge

No comments:

Post a Comment