The Low Drift make music drawn from the landscape and forged with memory and myth – music inspired by roaming. These are songs of dead wood and chimney stacks. Of pylons and standing stones. This is a sound that evokes the all encompassing fear and wonder of our relationship with the landscape, uncovering something dark and timeless buried deep in the soil.
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The forthcoming album contains elements of field recording but is very much a studio based work. In assembling this collection of songs the band sought guidance from two prominent psychogeographers and walking artists – Dr. Morag Rose and Jane Samuels.
As of lockdown 2020 The Low Drift are near to completing an album and are currently looking for record labels interested in collaborating on releasing this timeless and interesting music into the world.
Who are The Low Drift?
The Low Drift is part collaboration and part experiment between three old friends, each an accomplished musician in their own right.
Huw Costin writes and performs with his band Torn Sail. His debut solo album – Regrets – found it’s way into the NME Yearbook as a top 10 album and he has worked with Mark Lanegan, Michael Chapman and Smith & Mudd.
E.R Thorpe has shaped her own evocative sound. Sometimes wilfully naive, sometimes considered and precise, Emma is an instigator – whether it’s setting up a Songwriters Collective or championing live music in her community.
Matt Hill is a storytelling folk/Americana songwriter. He’s had radio play on BBC6 Music, has played Glastonbury and was songwriter in residence at Manchester’s People’s History Museum.