'indie-folk at its best...' Folk Radio UK
‘this is indie-folk music from the heart and I say give it a go' Tom Robinson’s Fresh On The Net
The Low Countries release their sixth (and final) album on the 7th of October 2013 through Nub Country Records and Van Steene Music Publishing Ltd.
The Invisible Ray blasts out eleven eclectic and melodious tunes that cover the gamut of human emotions. Sci-fi paranoia, Tony Hancock's demons, prescription pills, Inspector Morse, A&R people – these are just some of the subjects covered by The Invisible Ray.
Two years in the making and destined to enjoy immense worldwide indifference.
You can’t beat the ray.
Catch them before they disappear.
Available via iTunes, Amazon, & all download sites from 7.10.2013
The Low Countries are an indie-folk duo signed to cult indie label Nub Country Records and Van Steene Music Publishing.
They write and perform songs that are really rather good - from melancholy Americana to quirky indie-pop: ‘harmonious, melancholic, and often uplifting songs in a folk-pop hat’.
Nigel’s songs have been played on BBC Radio 6, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio Lancashire, Unpeeled.net, Folk Radio UK, Dandelion Radio, Studio Brussels, Radio Centraal and many others.
A lovely piano-led ballad. Gentle, effective and by far the best Anglo-Flemish duo of the week – also included in my personal Top 5. I don’t normally go for piano-led slow burners like this but it felt real, it felt heartfelt and it felt good. I really like the way the song builds: they put me in mind of Ron Sexsmith who is rather brilliant. This is indie folk music from the heart and I say “give it a go.” ’ BBC Radio 6 Fresh On The Net 2012 (‘at the end of the day’)
’...funny, sad, well crafted and wise, more of a hymn to low wits and high values.’ unpeeled.net (‘carry on christmas’)
‘captivating to a fault’ Folk and Roots
‘indie-folk at its best, I love it’ Folk Radio UK
’english psyche pop folk masterpiece - syd barrett meets nick drake with glorious beatles harmonies and northern wit - album of the year’ MBop Magazine
’..The Low Countries: splendid melancholia which sounds like a North Country version of Golden Smog or Josh Rouse. Nigel Parrington is definitely onto something’ Howard Byrom, The Lancaster Guardian 4 05 07
’Really tasty stuff - a little beauty!!’ Peter J Brown aka toxic pete (www.toxicpete.co.uk)
‘Beautiful South meets Richard Thompson…really fine mellow tunes’ Fresh Air FM
’shades of Ryan Adams…Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris…elsewhere Tell Her could be lifted from the Beatles’ back catalogue…’ www.folking.com
’warm acoustic-based americana-infused blend of classic songwriting. Melodies, harmonies, middle-eights and banjo combine to soothe your weary heads’ Opposite of Robot Promotions