Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Hello all. We would like to interrupt the festivities surrounding the release of County Lines to inform you that Russell and 'Mad Headed' Octogram will be appearing at Spineless Authors' Night at the Clapton Hart on July 10th. This night, which is the dreamchild of the Mad Headed One himself, is an open mic night for new and emerging authors, poets and those that exist somewhere in between. Also performing will be the wonderful Julia Armfield. Free entry. Please do yourself a favour and attend.

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

The Pheromoans promotional onslaught rages on. Our video for 'The Sixth Bell' is now 'live'. This is the lead track from our imminent opus, 'County Lines', which can be ordered from Alter Records

The Pheromoans will also be appearing on Dexter Bentley's Hello Goodbye Show on the 6th of July. That same day we will be supporting Keel Her for their album launch at New River Studios, Manor House.

Friday, 24 May 2019

Russell appeared as a guest on our good friend Rose Keel Her's NTS Radio show this Tuesday. Russell talked at some length about his deep love of 'the blues', played tracks from the new LP plus an excerpt of the as-yet-unreleased new Teleporters album. The show is now up to listen to here:

Keel Her w/ Russell Walker (The Pheromoans) 21st May 2019

Playing Indie Rock, Post Punk. Prolific London based DIY & lo-fi pop producer Keel Her heads to the studio for a show once a month.

Monday, 13 May 2019

In anticipation of our soon-to-be-released album, The Pheromoans invite you on an immersive journey into the mysterious realm of our oeuvre...

Friday, 10 May 2019

The Pheromoans Return

Greetings friends. We are pleased to announce that our new album, 'County Lines' will be released by Alter Records on the 7th June. You can pre-order the album now by clicking here.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017


The Pheromoans have started work on their fifth album in Lewes. Nobody knows when or by what method this album will come out.  New songs from it will be performed at a number of music festivals this summer including Kendal Calling, Electric Fields in Dumfries and Festival No. 6 in Portmerion. 

Sian Dorrer's portrait of  former spin Dr. Ali Campbell on BBC's Newsnight

Before this there is an imminent album being released by The Bomber Jackets on Alter - you can watch a video from the album here which features Sian Dorrer's painting above and Russell's picture of Sir Steve Jobs. Since the last blog update there have been a number of releases from the Sticks called Why Bother : The Charcoal Owls The Red Albums : and a Pheromoans split single on O Genesis.  

4 members of the Pheromoans outside the studio yesterday

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Barlow Index #4

The Pheromoans are hosting the fourth Barlow Index on June 5th. Another afternoon start, for laid back leisure. No roast dinners available - no wellies. 

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Live dates

Order the new Pheromoans album here.

Saturday April 23rd: Cowley Club, Brighton

Friday May 27th: Flying Duck, Glasgow

Saturday May 28th: Mining Institute, Newcastle

Sunday May 29th: Liverpool Sound City

Monday May 30th: Manchester details tbc

Sunday June 5th: Barlow Index #4 at New River Studios, London

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

The Barlow Index #2: Vicky Langan, Blood Stereo, Claire Potter, Ravioli Me Away, Charcoal Owls.

Sunday November 1st. 4pm - 10pm. £5 entry. Power Lunches, 446 Kingsland Rd, London E8 4AE.

Performances from:

Vicky Langan. A special one-off England performance by heroic sound/visual artist Vicky Langan, from Cork, Ireland. “Irish artist Vicky Langan has gained a reputation for raw and intense performances that are as likely to leave audiences feeling deeply unsettled as profoundly moved. Langan both embraces and projects vulnerability, offering an intimate physical theatre loaded with personal symbolism and unguarded emotion. With a focus on the sounds of the body and its functions, involving contact-miked skin, amplified breath and live electronic manipulation, Langan’s work sits between sound and performance art.”- Daniel Spicer, The Wire magazine

Vicky Langan photographed at Cafe Oto by Moniek Darge

Blood Stereo. Dylan Nyoukis and Karen Constance are a British institution, the sound complete immersion for people who don't immerse easily. Idiot twins Burchill and Slim may behave as though they own Sussex, but Constance and Nyoukis are immune to their surroundings, making livid eyes at confused glitter vixens up and down this squalid Isle.

Blood Stereo photographed in Cork by Patricia Klich

Claire Potter is an artist and writer from Merseyside whose book Mental Furniture (2014) is published by VerySmallKitchen. At this event Claire Potter will perform Lads of Aran, an essay performance using two slide projectors. Inserting voyeuristic found photos of lads, into stilled scenes from Robert J Flaherty's 1927 ethno-documentary Man of Aran, Claire Potter moves through a series of notes, quotations and anecdotes in an attempt to decode the figure of the lad and consider its emancipatory potentials. Frances Morgan writes 'her urgent, prickly delivery reminds you of how infrequently such regional voices are heard in underground music and performance, especially when they belong to women, whose vocals are more likely than men's to be shrouded in reverb, made glassy and affectless… Potter's voice is inescapable, compelling you to listen to what the subject of her writing has to say.'

Formed at underworld lynchpin Digby Coroner's send-off, Ravioli Me Away have been turning heads with several releases of essential tracks, and those heads haven't looked back ever since in their pursuit of good-time racket and loveable Norfolk shit. Invisible chords and a barely concealed contempt for the powers that be are all fair game when RMA hit town. The lyrical content was pseudo political.

Charcoal Owls consist of Tom James Scott and Russell Walker and create music for the masses via a mixture of essential and non-essential tracks which are steeped in the peculiar traditions of Hayes neo-soul. Their releases include Tin Roof (2014) and Coventry Campbell (2015) and have a forthcoming double A-Side 7" appearing on I Dischi Del Barone in early 2016. This is only their third ever performance and the first since 2010.

The master of ceremonies is the divisive figure of the newly toned Mad Headed Octogram, whose musings on life come by way of a distinctly rockist filter.