Barlow Index 1 & 2

The barlow index is intended to be a new monthly event on the first sunday of every month, featuring performances of music and spoken word. please get in touch to propose any projects or collaboration that fall loosely under these two headings. performances will be allowed to run for as long as necessary in order to collapse of their own accord, hence the proposed early start time of 2/3pm. enquiries:

#1 featuring the Bohman Brothers, the Pheromoans, Acolytes, and Folie à Deux (mark harwood & maggie muldoon), R. Elizabeth, at Power Lunches, London E8, £4 entry, 2.30pm - 10pm. Facebook event page here.

#2 on Sunday November 1st, featuring performances by Ravioli Me Away, Blood Stereo, Vicky Langan, Charcoal Owls & Claire Potter, at Power Lunches, London E8, £5 entry, 2.30pm - 10pm. Facebook event page here.

Housebound & Proud

Charcoal Owls (Russell Walker and Tom James Scott) released their Tin Roof LP this year on Night School, with contributions from Rose Keeler-Schäffeler & Jean Noël Rebilly, and now bring you a brand new track not featured on the album, recorded as a free festive download.

Click here to listen or download.

Tom James Scott

Octogram Dance Class

Pheromoans multi-instrumentalist Mad Headed Octogram has a new adult dance instructive course, and the first lesson is now online - enjoy:

In Durham

Here is a preview of the album 'In Durham' recorded in Durham, North Carolina with Dan Melchior - Too Thin Skinned To Rock & Roll. No release details at the moment - listen to the track here.
Russell Walker with Glen Melchior, November 2014

Banned From The Foxy

Good afternoon thrill-seekers, I hope this finds you well. Unfortunately the Pheromoans are no longer playing the gig at Village Underground in London tonight as planned, as the headliners Foxygen have banned us from finishing the tour.
Their reason for taking this step was due to a paranoid theory developed by some of their session men, that someone from our band had either hidden, or stolen(!) some of their 'electrical cables.' As I wouldn't know an electrical cable from a Eagles cover band, I am a bit mystified by the whole affair. In our eight years on the rock circuit, we have never stood accused of stealing anything other than alcohol. And while I can't speak for the fellow members of my rock act, I for one have enough junk in my house as it is without adding someone elses musical equipment to it.

So anyway, once I was informed of this by their slightly sinister tour operator, I later received a message from someone calling himself 'Fort William.' Fort writes in quite a quaint, Sargeant Major-type tone, peppering his world weary wisdom about the pop world, with high-handed commands relating to some items that, in his mind, we had stashed away in a Manchester Premier Inn suite. Apparently something called a 'rock pedal' had been lost by one of the nine-piece's most prominent axe-grinders, no less (found it yet guys?)
'Howday Fort,' I replied, 'I realise you have a bee in the old bonnet regarding the way your lads keep losing their gizmos, but please do not accuse me of stealing, as I am a law abiding citizen.' Fort dismissed this as the typical words of a crook, and went to claim in his inimitable fashion (tissues at the ready now folks) that he was 'one of the only people in the world to care about the Pheromoans'! I must say this peculiar piece of information cheered me up no end, and has made the whole experience worthwhile. As the last two nights have not paid very well (I think some of their fans had got lost on the way to the venue), we were hoping that tonight's London hoedown would help to recoup some of the money we lost on travel and accommodation, but there you go.. if we have been able to contribute anything at all towards Fort and Foxygen's pursuit of the big time, then I can sleep soundly... no doubt while Fort drives around the Cadillac around his ranch, cackling and performing outrageous wheelspins, mentally adding up the dollars he has made from this tour, the Pheromoans on full blast...

Inégale interview

Click here to read an interview with Inégale magazine.

Live dates

Saturday 20th September - Southsea Festival

Sunday 21st September - Recon Festival, Leeds

Wednesday 29th October - Komedia, Brighton*

Thursday 30th October - Ruby Lounge, Manchester*

Friday 31st October - Village Underground*

*Supporting Foxygen

In order to whet your appetites, here is a live version of the Pheromoans performing 'Grab A Chair' in 2012, which Day Trotter have decided to call 'Power Watch.'

Hearts Of Gold - released June 10th 2014

Hello, our second album for Upset The Rhythm, H.O.G. is complete and into production, you can pre-order it here.

It contains the following tracks:

1. Coach Trip
2. Vagabond Hits 40
3. Province Baby
4. Dried Out Dreams
5. Chung Said
6. Young Black Eyes

7. Hearts Of Gold
8. The Boys Are British
9. Duxford Airshow
10. Old Curtains
11. Let's Celebrate
12. Little Runaround
13. Laurie's Case

Thanks very much.