Loudhailer Electric Company Press Kit

Loudhailer Electric Company – original psychedelic sounds featuring members of seminal cult bands Red Guitars and Dead Fingers Talk.

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

“The room rocked from the first track to their encore. If you do nothing else this year, get yourself to another of the Loudhailer Electric Company’s Psychedelic Gatherings and enjoy their sound for yourself.” Browse Mag.

Debut album Cursus – Universal Soundscape’s album of the year.

“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.” Terrascope Magazine.

Listen to a clip of album track The Messenger

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City of Culture Super Group’s Psychedelic Album Release

Loudhailer Electric Company release their debut studio album – Cursus – on the DHM record label. The band have a good following and  play a storming live show.

Watch album track Hawk Moon at the album launch gig:

Loudhailer Electric Company are 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 and The Planet Wilson. The band are evolving Hull’s legacy of psychedelic music with the release of their album of original songs, recorded by John Spence at Fairview Studio, mastered by Pete Maher, and with original album artwork by Charlotte Pugh.

Loudhailer Electric Company songwriter and vocalist Lou Duffy-Howard had Indie chart topping success with influential indie band Red Guitars, best known for No. 1 single Good Technology and Independent album Slow to Fade, before releasing two albums on Virgin Records.

Guitarist Jeff Parsons pioneered gritty post punk psychedelia with trend setters Dead Fingers Talk whose album – Storm the Reality Studios – was produced by the great Hull born Spiders from Mars guitarist, Mick Ronson for Pye Records. Fans include the likes of cult experimentalist Genesis P Orridge of COUM Transmissions.

The line-up is completed by spoken word poetry wordsmith Richard Duffy-Howard, drummer Rich Walker and violinist Chris Heron described by BBC Radio4 presenter Liz Barclay as: “Stupendous! He should be resounding round the Albert Hall.”

The songs on the album tell a collection of stories, some featuring spoken word poetry and many of them influenced by the East Yorkshire countryside.

Lou explained: “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. Inspiration for our songs include legends about the Gypsey Race stream which runs through the Wolds, the bleak North Sea – and in the final song we take you on a trip a little further out west – to Lake Windermere.”

The band’s spoken word vocalist, Richard Duffy-Howard continued: “Other themes come from further afield. Listen out for stories related to some of our favourite movies, Paris Texas, Thelma and Louise and The Night Porter.”

Following the band’s first sell out psychedelic gathering at Kardomah94, Loudhailer Electric Company have been on the road over the summer with a BBC Introducing live session and gigs at Hull Folk Festival, Humber Street Sesh, Hornsea Bike Event, Fruit and John Peel Day before a return to Hull’s Kardomah94 for the album launch.

Cursus by Loudhailer Electric Company is released on CD Digipak and digital release on the DHM record label catalogue number DHM009, distributed by Label Worx. Available from all the usual digital outlets including iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, Google Play, Deezer & Shazam.


Psychedelic sounds from the Loudhailer Electric Company featuring members of seminal cult bands Dead Fingers Talk, Red Guitars and The Planet Wilson.

Loudhailer Electric Company are:

Lou Duffy-Howard – Songwriter and vocalist Lou had Indie chart topping success with influential indie band Red Guitars, best known for No. 1 single Good Technology and Independent album Slow to Fade, before releasing two albums on Virgin Records.

Richard Duffy-Howard – Poet, former space age trance world dub band spoken wordsmith and acoustic guitarist.

Jeff Parsons – Influenced by The Who and American psychedelic bands, and with a first album produced by the late great Mick Ronson, Jeff’s upside down guitar style sends the Loudhailer Electric Company into orbit.

Rich Walker – Keeping it all together on the electronic/acoustic kit

Chris Heron – Classically trained violinist and with a passion for improvising folk, gypsy jazz, blues and flamenco. It all adds up to psychedelic strings.

“Cursus – it’s a fantastic album!” Pete Maher mastering professional for The Rolling Stones, Jack White, Pixies, 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.

“…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: “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 (mystical or otherwise).” Across The Universal Soundscape

“Loudhailer Electric Company? Brilliant!” Alan Raw, BBC Introducing


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Loudhailer Electric Company – Cursus, Album Cover