Terrascope

We are chuffed to bits to get this Loudhailer Electric Company album review in the legendary underground psychedelic music magazine, Terrascope.

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Here’s some background to the magazine. You can take a trip to Terrascope Online 

Founded in 1989, Ptolemaic Terrascope magazine is one of the most well respected, widely read, frequently quoted independent music journals in the world. Throughout nearly three dozen issues, the Terrascope championed the finest offerings from the world of folk, freakbeat and psychedelia, to Krautrock, prog, punk, free jazz, electronica – and nearly every genre in between. Published by Nick (‘The Bevis Frond’) Saloman in London, editor Phil McMullen assembled some of the finest artists and critics around from his country retreat in the rural West of England and presented exclusive interviews with pioneers in each of the aforementioned musical styles, as well as discovering many new and upcoming artists along the way. Highlights from past issues include interviews with Captain Beefheart, Spirit, Charlie Watts, XTC, Paul McCartney, Caravan, Robert Wyatt, Country Joe McDonald, Frank Zappa & The Mothers, Jefferson Airplane, The Kinks, Quicksilver Messenger Service, David Ackles, Ian Matthews, Arthur Lee & Love, Vivian Stanshall, Bardo Pond, Man, Neutral Milk Hotel, Guided by Voices, Olivia Tremor Control, Hawkwind, the Ramones, Tiny Tim, the Incredible String Band, Tom Rapp & Pearls Before Swine, Mick Farren & The Deviants – and many, many more. In essence, almost the entire history of rock and roll from the Sixties to the present day has been discussed, dissected, interpreted, and evaluated within its pages.”

dhm-medleyBig high five to the Terrascope team, editor Phil McMullen, and review team Simon Lewis and Andrew Young for our review:

cursus-available-now-poster“Loudhailer Electric Company  Cursus   Duffy Howard Music  https://loudhailer.net or loudhailer@duffyhoward.karoo.co.uk  available on CD Digipak and download.
Hull band Loudhailer Electric Company  are a great festival band with plenty of swirling violins, electric and acoustic guitars, drums, bass and harmonica. Straight out of the gates we are presented with the sound of a highly competent band that to me sound a bit like a psychedelic  Siouxsie and the Banshees. The band’s songwriter and main vocalist Lou Duffy-Howard had some success  with Red Guitars releasing a few singles and a couple of albums. The album also features some spoken word sections by Rich Duffy-Howard.
Gypsey Race, Aftermath, Hawk Moon and Night Heron are the standout tracks for me, with particular merit going to violinist Chris Heron, who invests these songs with some particularly tasty playing and lead guitarist Jeff Parsons, playing some searing lead guitar lines throughout the proceedings. Terrascope editor Phil McMullen is apparently a big fan of this band.

The album title Cursus, refers to stories of life along the neolithic courses which lead to the tallest standing stone in the UK, at Rudston in East Yorkshire, with the song Gypsey Race about the legendary stream which runs through the wolds and the closer Night Heron about Lake Windermere further out west.” Terrascope March 2017

Cursus is available from all the major digital sales outlets. You can search for us, or click image to visit these…

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Just Like Real Life

Just Like Real Life, from our debut Loudhailer Electric Company studio album, Cursus.

Is it a love song?

Loudhailer Electric Company debut studio album, Cursus, released on the DHM record label. Available from all the usual digital outlets and including iTunes and Spotify; limited edition CD from selected stores, Bandcamp and from us.

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“Cursus – it’s a fantastic album!” Pete Maher mastering professional for The Rolling Stones, Jack White, Pixies, The 1975, Lana Del Rey…

“Cutting edge, psychedelic folk music of the highest quality.” Alan Raw, with Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music.

“A compendium of psychedelic sounds which tap into the folk and rock genres, driven by hugely talented and passionate musicians – beautifully poetic – I’m hypnotised.” Nix Chidlow – BROWSE  – Independent Arts Culture.

“…a magic album. What really draws out the juice is driving through the forest at night with the windows down – wind blowing my hair everywhere – playing it LOUD. I am sure the BIG Lizards and Bandicoots, Snakes and Owls think I’m extra-terrestrial as I whizz by. It is a very very rich experience…” Jungle Jim Ward, Byron Bay, New South Wales.

Album of the Year 2016: “Cursus is a wonderful album featuring nine original tracks of psychedelic sounds underpinned with a myriad of references to folk, classic rock and other genres.  The music is highly atmospheric, immersive and hypnotic with the ability to transport the listener to another time and place.” Across The Universal Soundscape

“C’mon, we’re gonna take you on a trip (the opening line of Night Heron) fits the whole album on two levels. Lyrically, the trip is like an open top bus ride around their locality with tour guide Lou giving you the lowdown. Musically, it’s more of a psychedelic trip with folky influences and some stunning playing.” Davey Hammond, Sounds Magazine

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Coming up – Loudhailer Electric Company and Sleeperman at Hull Adelphi

Awesome double bill coming up – Loudhailer Electric Company and Sleeperman at Hull New Adelphi Club on Saturday 8th April 2017. We can’t wait to play!  Doors 8 pm £6. Click on the Lego bands to get tickets, or call Hull Box Office on 01482 221133.

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Loudhailer Electric Company – original psychedelic sounds featuring members of seminal cult bands Dead Fingers Talk, Red Guitars, Nazca Nine and The Planet Wilson. Debut studio album, Cursus, released on the DHM record label. Available from all the usual digital outlets and including iTunes and Spotify; limited edition CD from selected stores, Bandcamp and from us.

Sleeperman – 4 piece band from the East coast of Yorkshire playing unique original material – somewhere between The Bad Seeds and Ivor Cutler. Sleeperman are making waves with their new EP, listen out for classic guitar sounds and mysterious poem songs – they have a big history too.

Rich & Lou Duffy-Howard – visit our Loudhailer Home Page

Lego LECo!

Here we are, Loudhailer Electric Company, ready to rock…

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Loudhailer Electric Company debut studio album, Cursus, released on the DHM record label. Available from all the usual digital outlets and including iTunes and Spotify; limited edition CD from selected stores, Bandcamp and from us.leco-sesh

Our album is out!

“Cutting edge, psychedelic folk music of the highest quality.” Alan Raw, with Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music..

“…a magic album. What really draws out the juice is driving through the forest at night with the windows down – wind blowing my hair everywhere – playing it LOUD. I am sure the BIG Lizards and Bandicoots, Snakes and Owls think I’m extra-terrestrial as I whizz by. It is a very very rich experience…” Jungle Jim Ward, Byron Bay, New South Wales.

You can buy it! Click image to visit sales outlet…

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And we’re getting ready for 2017’s gigs – here’s our roadie in his Cursus t shirt…

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from Loudhailer Electric Company!

Here’s a clip of The Messenger from our debut studio album, Cursus.

What’s it all about? The changing seasons, a new day and a new year – have a listen…

The morning is clearing
There’s a bright brand new day
Unfolding before us
And all we can say is
There’s nothing I want more
Except you to stay
Around me forever
Like the weather today…”

Loudhailer Electric Company debut studio album, Cursus, released on the DHM record label on November 7th 2016 on CD and download. Available from all the usual digital outlets and including iTunes and Spotify; limited edition CD from selected stores, Bandcamp and from us.

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“It’s a fantastic album!” Pete Maher mastering professional for The Rolling Stones, Jack White, Pixies, The 1975, Lana Del Rey…

“Cutting edge, psychedelic folk music of the highest quality.” Alan Raw, with Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music.

“A compendium of psychedelic sounds which tap into the folk and rock genres, driven by hugely talented and passionate musicians – beautifully poetic – I’m hypnotised.” Nix Chidlow – BROWSE  – Independent Arts Culture.

“…a magic album. What really draws out the juice is driving through the forest at night with the windows down – wind blowing my hair everywhere – playing it LOUD. I am sure the BIG Lizards and Bandicoots, Snakes and Owls think I’m extra-terrestrial as I whizz by. It is a very very rich experience…” Jungle Jim Ward, Byron Bay, New South Wales.

Album of the Month – November 2016: “Cursus is a wonderful album featuring nine original tracks of psychedelic sounds underpinned with a myriad of references to folk, classic rock and other genres.  The music is highly atmospheric, immersive and hypnotic with the ability to transport the listener to another time and place.” Across The Universal Soundscape

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Here we come 2017

Wishing for peace in the new year, have a good one everyone and here we come 2017…

The morning is clearing there’s a bright brand new day unfolding before us and all we can say is there’s nothing I want more except you to stay around me forever like the weather today… But the winter’s the hunter and summer its’ prey , I’m just the messenger, blowing your way… “

The Messenger, from Loudhailer Electric Company’s debut studio album, Cursus, released on the DHM record label on CD and download. Available from all the usual digital outlets and including iTunes and Spotify; limited edition CD from selected stores, Bandcamp and from us.

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“It’s a fantastic album!” Pete Maher mastering professional for The Rolling Stones, Jack White, Pixies, The 1975, Lana Del Rey…

“Cutting edge, psychedelic folk music of the highest quality.” Alan Raw, with Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music.

“A compendium of psychedelic sounds which tap into the folk and rock genres, driven by hugely talented and passionate musicians – beautifully poetic – I’m hypnotised.” Nix Chidlow – BROWSE  – Independent Arts Culture.

“…a magic album. What really draws out the juice is driving through the forest at night with the windows down – wind blowing my hair everywhere – playing it LOUD. I am sure the BIG Lizards and Bandicoots, Snakes and Owls think I’m extra-terrestrial as I whizz by. It is a very very rich experience…” Jungle Jim Ward, Byron Bay, New South Wales.

Album of the Month – November 2016: “Cursus is a wonderful album featuring nine original tracks of psychedelic sounds underpinned with a myriad of references to folk, classic rock and other genres.  The music is highly atmospheric, immersive and hypnotic with the ability to transport the listener to another time and place.” Across The Universal Soundscape

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Rich and Lou Duffy-Howard – Visit our Home Page

Hawk Moon Video

We’ve got a video from our album launch gig! Loudhailer Electric Company, Hawk Moon…

C’mon c’mon we’re goin’, we’re settin’ off soon
And we’ll get there by the light of Hawk Moon
The shooting stars trailing a blaze in our wake
And the sky’s travelling backwards
It’ll be east come
Daybreak “

Loudhailer Electric Company debut studio album, Cursus, released on the DHM record label on November 7th 2016 on CD and download. Available from all the usual digital outlets and including iTunes and Spotify; limited edition CD from selected stores, Bandcamp and from us.

Click image to visit sales outlet…

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“It’s a fantastic album!” Pete Maher mastering professional for The Rolling Stones, Jack White, Pixies, The 1975, Lana Del Rey…

“Cutting edge, psychedelic folk music of the highest quality.” Alan Raw, with Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music.

“A compendium of psychedelic sounds which tap into the folk and rock genres, driven by hugely talented and passionate musicians – beautifully poetic – I’m hypnotised.” Nix Chidlow – BROWSE  – Independent Arts Culture.

“…a magic album. What really draws out the juice is driving through the forest at night with the windows down – wind blowing my hair everywhere – playing it LOUD. I am sure the BIG Lizards and Bandicoots, Snakes and Owls think I’m extra-terrestrial as I whizz by. It is a very very rich experience…” Jungle Jim Ward, Byron Bay, New South Wales.

Album of the Month – November 2016: “Cursus is a wonderful album featuring nine original tracks of psychedelic sounds underpinned with a myriad of references to folk, classic rock and other genres.  The music is highly atmospheric, immersive and hypnotic with the ability to transport the listener to another time and place.” Across The Universal Soundscape

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Rich and Lou Duffy-Howard – Visit our Home Page

A Perfect Combination Gig

What a brilliant night it was at last night’s gig ‘A Perfect Combination’ at Kardomah94. It was an amazing evening. There were so many of our musical heroes there, and magic moments came thick and fast throughout the night.

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Boogie Nights photo thanks to Dez and Cathy Allenby

We loved the vibe throughout sets from a host of bands all of whom had members featured on the recently released Perfect Combination CD – Martin Peirson, Peter Robinson (ex Diggory Venn) with Dez Allenby and friends; Ted Key and Hugh Whitaker (ex Gargoyles and Housemartins); Cassie Patton (ex Cheap Thrills); Keith Cheesman (Ched) and his band; MG Greaves, The Brontes, Sleeperman (ex The Vets).  We were delighted to be invited to play a Loudhailer Electric Company set to represent some of the bands Jeff and I played in who feature on the Perfect Combination album. In the spirit of the evening we did something we’ve never done before and played a Red Guitars song – Good Technology, a Dead Fingers Talk song – Fight Our Way Out Of Here, and and one of our own we’ve recorded for the Fairview Studio 50th anniversary – Underneath the Underground.

The show was topped off with a tribute to Rod Temperton – so big high fives to everybody on and off the stage who joined us playing, singing and dancing to Boogie Nights.

It was an amazing night all round, but really special when Geoff Appleby joined us on the stage for Boogie Nights – fantastic!

Thanks to organisers Gary Marks and Andy Richardson, Burnsy for MCing the evening, Mal at Kardomah94 and  to Matt White for a great sound & cool vibe on the desk.

Rich took this gallery of photos, click on an image to see the full picture and scroll through…

All the proceeds of the night were donated to a local charity, The Stephen Hughes Foundation. Stephen was a young Hull born school teacher and footballer who died at the age of 23 of the heart condition giant cell myocarditis. The charity set up in his name raises funds for the British Heart Foundation, the Myocarditis Foundation and the Stephen Hughes Foundation Sports Award which helps primary school children participate in sport for social skills and self-esteem purposes. It was lovely to meet Stephen’s family and friends, what an excellent charity, celebrating Stephen’s life by creating real positive musical and sporting benefits for children and young people.

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Cursus Album Review

Thanks to Gifford Rolfe for his piece about our Loudhailer Electric Company album, Cursus

Loudhailer Electric Company: CURSUS review by Gifford Rolfe.

“A dazzling plethora of swirling musical images that carry you on a psychedelic big-dipper journey, full of excitement and majestic enjoyment”

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In the opening lyric of Out to Sea, Lou Duffy-Howard sings, “Where can you go if you want to see me?…out in the wild, wild land” and this musical land is wild, exciting and beautiful as it spirals on a magical and intensely colourful journey, full of whirling sounds and driving rhythms.  This opening track provides an appetising taster of delights yet to follow.

“The Messenger” with its jangling rhythm guitars, takes us travelling onwards into the west-coast influenced rhythms, bell-like lead guitar and soaring sweep of fiddle tunes, all layered across  Lou’s bass and Rich Walker’s tight drum patterns to invite you into the richly designed mosaic of this second track. With superb synchronicity, we are then led into the storyline of “Gypsey Race” with its inventive rhythmic patterns and Jeff Parson’s creatively dancing guitar solos.  The journey continues into the celebratory content of “Sing-Sing for Everything” that begins with a country/folksy feel to it, yet does not intrude and allows the voices of Rich and Lou to speak freely, clear as freshwater. “Aftermath” brings a temporary halt and a dramatic change of both content and sound with Jeff’s distorted guitar, setting an ominous tone to the intro to this song.  Lou’s whispered vocals are surrounded by echoing riffs as the band create an ever-building atmosphere that swirls and almost swallows you up. The high tension continues as we are drawn into the powerful murder-ballad, “On the Run”…a track that is full of the snarl the story demands, driven by Rich’s great drumming and the select themes of Lou’s bass patterns. Altogether, the band creates a sound that exploits the nastiness needed to interpret the inevitability of the story.

An amazing guitar intro opens “Hawk Moon” and we are swept into the region of 60s/70s psychedelia, with tight, spiralling rhythms and overlays of screaming guitars. We then are given a moment of gentler reprise as chiming guitars play across a sweeping rhythm section and “Just Like Life” floats into view, but soon builds in intensity to  present its message. This song leads us into the classic finale song of “Night Heron”. Beautifully written lyrics capture and present a landscape of image and statement that is equally poetic and enticing, inviting us into a place of otherworldliness and secrecy. All is woven and enhanced by the band’s skillful musicians as they thread together their colourful electric guitar responses, magical fiddle overlays, varied rhythm guitar parts and inventive bass and drum underpinning. This is a long, concluding track full of musical wizardry that showcases the band as the all-encompassing storyteller that it clearly is. Keep the record on repeat and you will enjoy the way that the final track cleverly segues into the opening track both in atmosphere and content.


There is so much to marvel at in this album as it takes elements of psychedelic rock,( The Doors, Jefferson Airplane, Lou Reed, Patti Smith…the influences go on) and wraps them around songs with sensitively written lyrics on a range of contemporary topics from nature preservation to aspects of humanity’s  destructive personality.

Headed out by the creative partnership of Lou and Rich Duffy-Howard, their songs are ably and sensitively interpreted and enhanced by the inventive and expressive contributions of the band as they paint a rich canvas of dynamic images.

The record is beautifully engineered by John Spence, mastered by Pete Maher, and suitably designed with vibrant 70s style images by Charlotte Pugh. A great package that takes you on a dazzling and exciting journey. Go out and buy it!

Download available from iTunes, Spotify and all the usual digital outlets.

Limited edition CD Digipak album from selected stores, Bandcamp and Loudhailer Electric Company.

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Loudhailer Electric Company by Paul Newbon

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Loudhailer Electric Company Album Launch #3

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Loudhailer Electric Company by Paul Newbon

Big thanks to our official Loudhailer Electric Company photographer, Paul Newbon, for his stunning photographs from our album launch gig at Kardomah94 last weekend – we especially love these full band shots. Tim Wall’s Méssièré Lighting  trippy projections were amazing, the gallery looks like a box of jewels.  Click on an image to see the full picture and scroll through…

Loudhailer Electric Company debut studio album, Cursus, released on the DHM record label on November 7th 2016 on CD and download. Available from all the usual digital outlets; limited edition CD from selected stores, Bandcamp and from us.

“It’s a fantastic album!” Pete Maher mastering professional for U2, Jack White, The Killers, Pixies, The Rolling Stones, The 1975, Lana Del Rey…

“A compendium of psychedelic sounds which tap into the folk and rock genres, driven by hugely talented and passionate musicians – beautifully poetic – I’m hypnotised.” Nix Chidlow – BROWSE – Independent Arts Culture.

Psychedelic sounds from the Loudhailer Electric Company, a new band with a big history in the post punk psychedelic and original Indie scene, featuring ex members of seminal cult bands Red Guitars, Dead Fingers Talk, Nazca Nine and The Planet Wilson.

Download available from all the usual digital outlets.

Limited edition CD Digipak album from selected stores, Bandcamp and Loudhailer Electric Company.

Rich and Lou Duffy-Howard – Visit our Home Page