Artist: Loudhailer Electric Company

by on 19th October 2016
 

(Photo: Dexter Duffy-Howard)

Years Active:

2015 – Present

Personnel:

Lou Duffy-Howard (vocals, bass, acoustic guitar, backing vocals)
Rich Duffy-Howard (spoken word, acoustic guitars, bass, harmonica )
Jeff Parsons (electric guitars, backing vocals)
Rich Walker (drums)
Chris Heron (violin)
Dexter Duffy-Howard (violin)

About

Loudhailer Electric Company released their debut studio album – Cursus – on their own DHM record label on November 7th 2016.

Loudhailer Electric Company 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.

The band’s 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 a second album 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 formerly of space age trance world dub band Nazca Nine, drummer Rich Walker, and violinist Chris Heron – described by BBC Radio 4 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 in 2016, Loudhailer Electric Company were on the road 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 on November 12th 2016.

Cursus by Loudhailer Electric Company is released on CD Digipak and digital download on the DHM record label.

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

“Imagine The Doors meet Siouxsie and the Banshees via Patty Smith…” Rob Eunson

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

“The raw hard-edged sound and screaming guitars were light years further on from psychedelia as I remember it and all the better for it! A new sound is among us!”  Sheila Jones

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

(Lou & Rich Duffy-Howard)

Discography

Album

Cursus (CD / digital) – DHM, Nov 2016

EPs

Morpheus (CD / digital) – DHM, Jun 2019
Nexus (digital) – DHM, 11 Jul 2020

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