Mr. E. Cowie

Helpful votes received on reviews: 74% (96 of 129)
Location: Stirling


Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,606,528 - Total Helpful Votes: 96 of 129
A History of Sport Fishing ~ Thee More Shallows
A History of Sport Fishing ~ Thee More Shallows
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I cannot recommend this highly enough. Sublime lo-fi sounds that are both sweeping and majestic. Recorded on a small budget, the record is both contemplative and tense, but there are lots of surprising twists and turns that rewards repeat listens, much like say Low 'Things We Lost In The Fire' or Grandaddy 'The Sophtware Slump'. Anyone who has even a passing interest in quality, 'true indie' music should own this album.
Progress Reform ~ iLiKETRAiNS
Progress Reform ~ iLiKETRAiNS
16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Having bought the previous 3 super-limited sevens from the band, I was already familiar with the band and their inventive approach to sounds, song structure and lyrics. For those who are not though, this 7 track mini-album is a must and is the best release on Fierce Panda since last years Art Brut album.

Although the band are no doubt subject of a major label bidding war at the moment, the control that the band exercise over their music, art direction and thematic content is likely to make them a difficult proposition to 'market' (and something that perfect pop supremos The Long Blondes have long complained about). However, their creative control is entirely justified on this… Read more
Field Music ~ Field Music
Field Music ~ Field Music
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Really don't know what the previous reviewer of this album is on about. Going by the fact he likes Kubb though, it's not surprising...
Field Music wear their influences on the sleeve and the songs are varied and pretty timeless. However, they show enough invention within their make-up that they don't come across as MOR in any way.
Much of the album would appeal to fans of Elbow, Super Furry Animals, The Magic Numbers and Badly Drawn Boy amongst others. Some songs (like the debut single 'Shorter Shorter') are even reminiscent of ELO.
Plenty of the album is radio friendly enough to give them mainstream appeal and clearly from the production values they understand how to build… Read more

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