SHARE RETRO VISUALS FOR INTRODUCTORY SINGLE ‘GMAPS’
TAKEN FROM THE SOUTH COAST ART POP OUTFIT’S DEBUT EP ‘EPIC THE MOVIE’ – LANDING ON 6TH MARCH 2023
CATCH THEM LIVE IN LONDON THIS AUTUMN
Elusive art pop four-piece cowboyy have unveiled the retro visuals for their debut single ‘Gmaps’, out today and directed by Tom Knibbs
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 (NME, DIY, Dork, So Young Magazine, BBC Radio 1, BBC 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 (pre-order here).
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.
‘Epic The Movie’ Tracklist1. ‘Gmaps’ 2. ‘Tennis’ 3. ‘Plastic’ 4. ‘Algorithmic’ 5. ‘Nothing’
2022 Live Dates
17th November – The Windmill, London7th December – 100 Club, London (supporting Pip Blom) 9th December – The Engine Rooms (Rehearsal Studio), London
‘Gmaps’ is out now via Nice Swan Records. ‘Epic The Movie’ is released on 6th March 2023 – pre-order here.
My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i’m blessed and get to combine both.
Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.