To say that Furrow have been busy recently would be a massive understatement. Between releasing a slew of singles and EPs, as well as tearing up stages with their gnarly brand of cerebral noise across the UK, continental Europe and Japan, Richard Cartwright and Thom Snell have also managed to find the time to write and record their first full length album. And we are excited beyond words (well, apart from the ones you’re reading here) to give you the opportunity to hear the whole album ahead of its release on 1st September.
The album, named after the band’s rural home of West Felton, situated near the Welsh border, might not be quite what you’d expect from two guys hailing from a sleepy English village. West Felton is a powerhouse of towering noise pop built on Cartwright’s relentlessly pounding drums and Snell’s ear ripping bass riffs, all of which coalesce to forge a collection of songs that echo bands like Playlounge, Archie Bronson Outfit and The Fall. Ranging from the atmospheric resonance of opening track ‘Twyford’ to the relentless, punk infused attitude of ‘In Like a Lamb Out Like a Lion’ and recent single ‘Dear Hunter’, West Felton is guaranteed to rouse anyone hungry for noise.
Read our interview with Furrow about touring and the making of West Felton right here.