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Country: UK
Genre: Alternative
Styles: Art Pop
on since September 29, 2022

Selected Reviews and Comments

Rhythmic shredders running wild off an outlaw spirit” – NME

“The art-pop quartet make their introduction” – DIY

“Cements a new sound inspired by math-rock, post-punk, electronic and jazz” – Dork

“Pummelling percussion had ears ringing and faces grinning, as cowboyyy’s dissonant wall of sound lassoed the crowd into enchantment” – Clash

“Brimming with nimble riffs, complex drum patterns, and intervals of playful improvisation” – So Young Magazine

“A properly awesome, tenebrous miasma” – Louder Than War

Taking a swig from the eclectic melting pot of genres that inform their idiosyncratic sound, piecing together sonic blueprints from indie and reggae as well as math rock and dance music, 'Gmaps' was co-produced with David Evans at the Old Chapel Studios and has received a slew of critical acclaim (NMEDIYDorkSo Young MagazineBBC Radio 1BBC 6Music and more) since the initial release at the end of September.

The track is taken from the band's debut EP 'Epic The Movie', also announced today and due for release on 6th March 2023 via Nice Swan Records.

Elaborating on the music video created over two days Stanley Powell explains, "We wanted to create a D.I.Y. video that was inspired by early Beck videos, in particular ‘Loser’ - which is referenced in a shot from where I pull the blue square off my head. But overall we just wanted to hang out and have a great time creating it. We wanted to film in places that looked quite liminal and unidentifiable, but also linking into themes of moving around different places. As the lyrics were originally thought of whilst on public transport, we wanted to include that in somehow too."

cowboyy are a musical collective. Formed by vocalist, lead guitarist, producer and songwriter Stanley Powell (21), he’s joined by bassist Reubin Yarnold (22), guitarist Kai Smith (19) and drummer Rhys Teal (19) to complete the South Coast quartet's line-up.

Pulling inspiration from math rock all the way to jazz, post-punk and electronic music, with a fresh and modern outlook on writing and collaboration, cowboyy strive to create their own unique sound, refusing to be anything but themselves. The result? Something that straddles the lanes of art pop and alternative rock, with guitar lines and bold ambitions to create new sounding music at the forefront of the project.

Having only formed in January 2022, and going through some initial line-up changes, over the past few months cowboyy have been cultivating a dedicated live following, winning over, and confusing, audiences at every gig they play. This is also, in part, due to it being the only place you can hear their discography, until very recently.

[Nice Swan Records]

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