The Low Countries

Live Act Acoustic Pop Singer/Songwriter Melodic Songwriter Folk Pop
The Low Countries - Acoustic Pop Singer/Songwriter Melodic Songwriter Folk Pop Live Act in Lancaster

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'indie-folk at its best...' Folk Radio UK

'Blissfully wonderful music' Beehive Candy

'They make literate, clever music that makes Belle and Sebastian look like a bunch of thugs' Popshifter

‘this is indie-folk music from the heart and I say give it a go’ Johnno Casson, Fresh On The Net

The Low Countries are the off road vehicle for the songs of Nigel Parrington, primarily performing as a duo and, from 2014, a five piece band. In 2015 the band released Sun Street ('like a lost track off Abbey Road' @coffeehopper) as the first single from their new full studio EP 'An Extended Play'. The EP was released on the 1st of July 2016 through Nub Music. Yay.
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Nigel and Els D'hooge formed the Low Countries in 2007 and they've released 8 or so albums and other sundry songs, often to critical acclaim - BBC6 Music airplay, BBC Radio sessions, and great reviews (see below).

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.

Some reviews:

'making music that makes the world a better place' @indiebandsblog

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’)

Beautiful...'The Invisible Ray' will most likely become a lost treasure. We just hope that in a few years it's uncovered and given the respect it deserves' The Sound Of Confusion

'I'm...struggling to see how they've not found greater recognition for past works and could 'The Invisible Ray' be a seminal album?' Ralph's Life

'Parrington's son has apparently predicted that his dad's songs will be famous after he dies. Pennyblackmusic readers would be advised not to wait that long' Pennyblack Music (The Greatest Bits)

’...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
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‘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

'indie-folk at its best...' Folk Radio UK

'Blissfully wonderful music' Beehive Candy

'They make literate, clever music that makes Belle and Sebastian look like a bunch of thugs' Popshifter

‘this is indie-folk music from the heart and I say give it a go’ Johnno Casson, Fresh On The Net

The Low Countries are the off road vehicle for the songs of Nigel Parrington, primarily performing as a duo and, from 2014, a five piece band. In 2015 the band released Sun Street ('like a lost track off Abbey Road' @coffeehopper) as the first single from their new full studio EP 'An Extended Play'. The EP was released on the 1st of July 2016 through Nub ...

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Past Gigs The Low Countries

  • 11 | 2016 Lancaster the Bobbin
  • 10 | 2016 Lancaster Lancaster Music Festival Main Stage
  • 10 | 2016 Lancaster Lancaster Music Festival - Sun Hotel
  • 10 | 2016 Lancaster Lancaster Music Festival - Storey Institute
  • 09 | 2016 Lancaster Spotlight Club
  • 08 | 2016 Lancaster Beyond Radio Live Session
  • 08 | 2016 Antwerp Radio Centrall Live Session
  • 08 | 2016 Antwerp Cafe AMI
  • 07 | 2016 Morecambe More Music
  • 07 | 2016 Bentham The Sundial
  • 12 | 2015 Spotlight Club, Lancaster Spotlight 20 Year Anniversary
  • 12 | 2015 The Alleycat, London, 100X30 Album launch

Discography The Low Countries

  • 2016 An Extended Play EP | Nub Music
  • 2014 A Prize Every Time - The Greatest Bits Compilation Track | Nub Music
  • 2012 The Invisible Ray Album | Nub Music

Media

  • Video The Low Countries - Sun Str...
  • Video The Low Countries - Tell He...
  • Video The Low Countries - The Inv...
  • Sound at the end of the day
  • Video The Low Countries - 'Brian ...
  • Video The Low Countries - 'The On...

Fan Radar

597 Fans
4,994 Views
39,514 Plays
547 Follower

Origin

  • Lancaster GB

Founded

  • 2011

Members

  • Nigel Parrington guitar, vocals, harmonica
  • Els D'hooge vocals, accordion, glockenspiel
  • Rob Daniels drums, vocals
  • Darren Leadsom bass, vocals
  • Marc Nellis lead guitar