Liverpool based, Welsh exiles, COW unleash their new single, Notemakers, today and it’s a cracker. Take a listen.
The video is below.
What began as a vehicle for four musicians to get together and create music, quickly spawned the birth of COW. Relocating from North Wales to Liverpool the band’s love of fuzzy Pacific North west grunge and luscious off kilter pop found a new home on the banks of the river Mersey which lead to the release of their latest single, Notemakers.
A suitable soundtrack for Hunter S Thompson’s journey into the desert, wonders the band.
COW released their debut EP at the tail end of 2019 and were tipped as one of the new bands to look out for in 2020. Sadly, like all other bands in 2020, gigging and recording ground to halt, however the band continued writing and rehearsing and now have a new EP ready to be recorded.
Having recently signed with MAI 68 Records, COW are ready to take 2021 by the horns and have plans to release their first physical release in the Autumn of 2021.
The song is about last words. Not necessarily one’s very last breath, but a farewell or a resignation, perhaps.
And that comes over not only in the lyrics, but also in the warm fuzz of the production (Ben Dempsey Sawin – singer, guitarist and producer of Eitha Da). There’s a cool garage / psych feel going on for much of the song, but there are nuances, such as the subtle guitar riff towards the end, that then explodes into a crashing, full on climax.
If this is how COW managed to spend their time during the brief window in 2020 where human interaction was allowed, then we can’t wait to hear the rest of the EP.
Nice one. Oh, and we reckon Hunter would have approved.