Watch Lowpines, the recording name of British songwriter and producer Oli Deakin, performing Connecting The Fireflies live. The song features on In Silver Halides which was released February 23rd on Adventure Club Records.
Lowpines has come on a long way since his early days of using lo-fi phone recordings, overdubbed with multiple layers of reverb-soaked instruments. We first came across him in 2014 when he performed at a Nest Collective evening in London. Our reviewer, a great impact on his audience that night., was struck by the immediacy of his own songs, something that also made
He has since caught the ear of many radio DJs including the BBC’s Huw Stephens, Lauren Laverne and Steve Lamacq, receiving accolades in the press, and regularly soundtracking numerous US TV shows.
In Silver Halides was written in rural England through the winter, and recording began the following spring, in a greenhouse, during an unseasonal heatwave. The heat and the bright sunlight made for intense recording sessions, interrupted by both equipment and artist regularly overheating. Songs filled with images of frozen landscapes, and isolation, took a new direction in the stifling heat. Opting to record with the doors and windows thrown open, much of the early demo recordings are filled with ambient noises of the surrounding countryside, echoing hauntingly through expansive reverb.
Lowpines is supporting Avi Buffalo at St Pancras Old Church on a second date May 18th following the sold-out show on May 21st. Tickets and details can be found here: http://www.birdonthewire.net/events/avibuffalo-stpancrasoldchurch-18th
Photo Credit: Ben Deakin