Loudhailer Electric Company - Cursus

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Debut studio album by Loudhailer Electric Company - new band with a big history in the post punk psychedelic and original Indie scene, featuring ex members of seminal cult bands Red Guitars, Dead Fingers Talk, Nazca Nine and The Planet Wilson.

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

“Cutting edge, psychedelic folk music of the highest quality.” Alan Raw, with Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music.

“A compendium of psychedelic sounds which tap into the folk and rock genres, driven by hugely talented and passionate musicians – beautifully poetic – I’m hypnotised.” Nix Chidlow – BROWSE – Independent Arts Culture.

“…a magic album. What really draws out the juice is driving through the forest at night with the windows down – wind blowing my hair everywhere – playing it LOUD. I am sure the BIG Lizards and Bandicoots, Snakes and Owls think I’m extra-terrestrial as I whizz by. It is a very very rich experience…” Jungle Jim Ward, Byron Bay, New South Wales.

“C’mon, we’re gonna take you on a trip (the opening line of Night Heron) fits the whole album on two levels. Lyrically, the trip is like an open top bus ride around their locality with tour guide Lou giving you the lowdown. Musically, it’s more of a psychedelic trip with folky influences and some stunning playing.” Davey Hammond, Sounds Magazine

Album of the Year 2016: “Cursus is a wonderful album featuring nine original tracks of psychedelic sounds underpinned with a myriad of references to folk, classic rock and other genres. The music is highly atmospheric, immersive and hypnotic with the ability to transport the listener to another time and place.” Across The Universal Soundscape

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released November 7, 2016

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, backing vocals
Words & music: Lou Duffy-Howard except the Messenger and Hawk Moon words by Rich & Night Heron words by Lou & Rich
Original art work by Charlotte Pugh
Recorded & engineered by John Spence at Fairview Studios
Mastered by Pete Maher
Arranged & produced by Loudhailer Electric Company

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Loudhailer Electric Company - Rich & Lou Duffy-Howard's full band - original psychedelic sounds featuring members of seminal cult bands Dead Fingers Talk, Red Guitars, Nazca Nine and The Planet Wilson.
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Track Name: Out to Sea
Where can you go if you wanna find me?
Down in the valley where the rabbits run free
Where can you go if you wanna find me?
Over the stream where the heron walks free
Where can you go if you you wanna find me?
Up on the hills where the foxes flee
I’ll be there if you wanna find me
Out in the wild wild land


Where can you go if you wanna see me?
Down to the river where the fishes swim free
Where can you go if you wanna see me?
Out in the field where the deer run free
Where can you go if you wanna see me?
Over the cliffs where the hawk hunts free
I’ll be there if you wanna see me
Out in the wild wild land


Where can you go if you wanna hold me?
Deep in the woods by the lightning tree
Where can you go if you wanna hold me?
In the cold dark cave where nobody goes


Where will I go if you don’t want me?
Where will I go if you don’t want me?
I’ll go down the shore to swim in the sea
What will I do if you don’t want me?
I’ll keep on swimming right out to sea
Yeah I’ll keep on swimming right out to sea
Over the waves ‘til the sea takes
me….
Track Name: The Messenger
The morning is clearing
And a bright autumn day
Awaits us breath baited
Longing to say
That the winter’s the hunter
And summer its’ prey
I’m just the messenger
Blowing your way…

The morning is clearing
And a bright winters day
Awaits us breath frozen
And can’t really say
That I’ve got you in my grip
And I’ll hold you at bay
Yea, until the spring blossom
And melts me away…

And the winter’s the hunter
And summer its’ prey
I’m just the messenger
Blowing your way…

The morning is clearing
There’s a bright brand new day
Unfolding before us
And all we can say is
There’s nothing I want more
Except you to stay
Around me forever
Like the weather today…

But the winter’s the hunter
And summer its’ prey
I’m just the messenger
Blowing your way
Track Name: Gypsey Race
There’s a soldier on the wall before the mid-winter sun
Gazing over the heather at the end of the day
If there’s fire in the sky he’ll be ready to march
He’s sick to death of the wall what does it mean anyway?
What does it mean anyway?

Where the river turns east there’s a corner to meet
When night balances day since the beginning of time
There’s shouting and fighting and standing out in the sky
He’s had enough of the wall it’s not a reason to die
What does it mean anyway?

When he gets there he’ll see what the future holds
There’s only bad news coming when the waters flow
It’s time for a change gotta find a new face
Come meet at the bend on the Gypsey Race
So let us meet at the bend on the Gypsey Race

All roads lead to the stone at the bend on the Gypsey Race

I’m the soldier on the wall
Looking out at the sky
I’ve had enough of it all
It’s not a reason to die

I’m that soldier on the wall at the end of the day
I’m sick to death of it all what does it mean anyway?

All roads lead to the stone at the bend on the Gypsey Race
Track Name: Sing-Sing for Everything
Heartland, hinterland, faeryland, brotherland,
Wonderland - Alice in - in Berlin - heroin.
Origin, heretic, addict or contradict?
Lunatic moonatic…rhetoric
Homesick or heartsick
Homesick or heartsick?

Wallow in swallow, reject or collect
Or inject or infect, or one magpie and
Shoofly don’t bother me
Shoofly don’t bother me
Just leave me alone...

Space and iconoclast, dream we drink dew of sun
Potion, the ocean, the animal wild to run
Whippoorwill mystical, Rosalie evermore
Rosalie come to me, Rosalie on the floor
Sing-Sing
Sing-Sing for everything
Stand up and Sing-Sing
Sing-Sing for everything….everything!

Oh honey, miss you when you’re gone.


Orbital, aerial, legend or pretend
You can leave, or believe in the
Looking glass - Alice through -
Sky blue forever true
Catch a wing Lulu is fracturing

Breakin’ up, breakin’ up

But you know you can stand up and
Sing-Sing
Sing-Sing for everything
Stand up and Sing-Sing
Sing-Sing for everything….everything!

And when it’s all over, all said and done
And there’s nothing more to do, nothing more to say…

Then there’s the coming down again….
Track Name: Aftermath
Our house still stands like a broken tooth
In the jaws of the enemy fire
The lonesome drummer played his last
We stood by and saw him fall
There’s no one left to beat the drum
Only love can see us through

I‘m listening to the sniper’s footsteps
As he creeps across the yard
Remembering the days of peace
You and me babe, we had time to kill
Life is much too precious now
Only love can see us through

To the quiet place where souls are free
And the rivers flow so cool and clean
Down the mountainside to the seas of green
Like a dream so long ago

Hear the siren wail as gunfire hails
Crackling over the hills
If you make it through the barricades
I’ll find you in the aftermath
Of this war that breaks hearts
Tears souls apart
Only love can see us through this time
Only love can see us through
There’s gunfire in the hills tonight
Is love enough for you?
My fluttering heart is holding on
Is love enough for you?

I’ve been searching for an age or more
But there’s nothing to be seen
So I raise a glass to the lives we lost
You and me babe, we had time to kill
But life is not so precious now
It’s the end of the line for sure
The end of the line for us this time
Ravaged by this war.
Track Name: On the Run
On the Run
Last night I killed my lover
Saw the blood glisten on the knife
My lover treat me bad
Just like no man should treat his wife

Now I wake up in the morning
Hold my head up to the sun
I raise my hands up to the sky
Lord what have I done
What have I done
Oh Lord what have I done?

No more will he beat me
No more will I fear
No more will I see the blood
Go round and round my dear
No drugs for day dreaming to save me
From My Baby Got a Gun
I raise my hands up to the sky
Lord what have I done
I’m on the run, oh Lord

I’m on the run but - the sun shines down
I’m on the run but the sun shines down
I’m on the run but the sun shines down
Coz I’m set free

Yeah the sun shines down, down on me
Oh the sun shines down coz I’m set free
Yeah, the sun shines down, down on me
Coz I’m set free

Yeah the sun shines down, down on me
Oh the sun shines down coz I’m set free
The sun shines down, down on me
Coz I’m set free
Track Name: Hawk Moon
C’mon c’mon we’re goin’, we’re settin’ off soon
And we’ll get there by the light of Hawk Moon
The shooting stars trailing a blaze in our wake
And the sky’s travelling backwards
It’ll be east come
Daybreak

The rain hits the windscreen at ninety at night
As our throats hit the whisky
We’re travelling light
Through the town and the city
We’ve never seen
When the whisky’s all gone
We’ll taste the sea

The sea green.

And we’ll get there by the light of hawk moon
Track Name: Just Like Real Life
Stay, stay, stay
Stay with me stay until the morning
Stay with me stay until it’s dark again
Stay with me stay until the morning
Stay with me stay until it’s dark again
Stay in this house stay until the morning
Stay in this house stay until it’s dark again
Stay in my room even when I’m gone
Stay in my bed
I’ll give you movies
I’ll give you paperbacks
I’ll give you stories
I’ll give you everything

I’ll give you dreams of your own, just like real life
I’ll give you dreams of your own

I’ll give you overtures
I’ll give you galleries
I want your secrets
Give me your everything

I’ll keep you here in the morning, here when it’s dark again
I’ll keep you here in the morning, here when it’s dark again
I’ll keep you here in the morning, here when it’s dark again
Even when I’m gone
You’ll never know when it’s morning, or when it’s dark again
I’ll keep you here

I’ll keep you here
You’ll never know

My blinds are down

All light’s electric
Track Name: Night Heron
“Imagine a lake; very still, no ripples, as clear as glass. And as night falls the full harvest moon rises into the September sky. Little fires burn all around the lake… Wood smoke drifts up between the stars…

On the lake, a boat; and on the boat, a huge paper heron all lit up with electric light. And from the boat the sound of the gamelan fades into the distance as the boat rows towards the far shore. We watch this, looking down through the trees… and we see… the Night Heron…

You are the night, heron I am… Over the silver moonbeam plated lake our eyes swam southwest to find the full moon and I still believe we can moor our boat to the farthest shore. Listen to our hearts and the gamelan, pure and right inside us…

You are the night heron I am… and even if there is a stone’s throw between us south and north still still together alone entwined and like and being, our sweetest dna flowing between us around and through… you’re coming with me I’m coming with you…”