Thank you Three Beams for the very nice write up on our next E.P
Releasing music on tape cassette format could be considered an entirely pretentious move; an attempt to catch people’s attention merely on the basis of being a little bit quirky. Furrow, on the other hand, are a band made up of such internally harmonized foundations that it would be far less genuine if they were releasing music on anything apart from an obsolete format. The duo write and record in a caravan in a field in West Felton, a village in the middle of Shropshire that boasts a population of less than 1,500 people, and are set to release their 3rd low-key release, a cassette entitled ‘Country Slide’, on brand new D-I-Y label Coastal Wizards.
These aesthetic symbols are all emblematic of one particularly dull brand of music: the painfully run-down, countryside cliché of ‘alt-folk’, but thankfully the music here has a lot more character to it. The distorted, ultra lo-fi ‘Concrete Floor’ is a fitting introduction with its Joy Division guitars and far-distanced vocals, ending up as a kind of blurry mash-up of the likes of Galaxie 500,Hüsker Dü, and Sonic Youth – ‘field-gaze’ as they call it. It’s not quite an original enough sound to warrant its own genre, but it does have that charismatic aura of an enchanting and entirely honest band.