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Posts Tagged ‘rowan coupland’

New Rowan Coupland album ‘Slow Wave of the Future’

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Rowan Coupland has self-released a new album titled Slow Wave of the Future.

You can preview it above and buy it from his Bandcamp page.

In his own words:

“SLOW WAVE OF THE FUTURE fell into place over a 6 month rootfinding expedition to the suburbs, forests and islands of British Columbia. A spiritual odyssey fought on bicycles, transit without a ticket, the backs of pest extermination trucks, voyages shared with washed-up sherpas, the first ever sights of whales in the company of elderly Sikh gentlemen, and Christmases spent on boats surrounded by fluorescent jellyfish. With songs charting the movement from Europe to Vancouver and back again, the album is fragments of sounds, friends, songs and precipitation all recorded and glooped into one. These are songs of a loss of nationality, of love and family, and of a return found in leaving.”

Aside from found sounds and field recordings, all playing of instruments and all lyrics were by Rowan Coupland, except for track 9, which is an American traditional, (version: Cass Wallin) based on an English ballad.

Free Christmas download – Willkommen Patchwerk

Friday, December 21st, 2012


In the past we’ve created several collaborative Willkommen projects for free download over the Christmas period.

This year we asked as many Willkommen related artists as possible to simply contribute thirty seconds of sound. I stitched them together in the order in which they arrived to make a sonic patchwork quilt. The result is incredibly diverse and beautiful despite the random nature of its composition and form.

Thank you to the following people for contributing:

Alessi Laurent-Marke (Alessi’s Ark)
Woodpecker Wooliams
Said Speaks
Marcus Hamblett
Eyes & No Eyes
Hamilton Yarns
Thomas Heather
Danny Green (Laish)
John Smith
Fiona Sally Miller
Nick Hemming (The Leisure Society)
This Is The Kit
Rachael Dadd & Ichi
Rozi Plain
Helen Whitaker (The Leisure Society)
Steve Aston Trio
Rowan Coupland
Turbo & Silke (Martha Rose / OCDC)
Jacob Richardson (Sons of Noel and Adrian)
Emma Gatrill
Chimes (Christian Hardy)
Mary Hampton
Alphabets Heaven
François Marry (François & the Atlas Mountains)

Here are a few links to past collaborative projects for free download on


Rowan Coupland UK tour dates

Monday, September 17th, 2012

A quick reminder that the incredible Rowan Coupland is still touring the UK, dates are as follows:

7th September- Studio Lounge- Totnes
8th September- Miss Peapod’s- Penryn/Falmouth
9th September- Love’s Café (early show 4:30pm) –Weston Super Mare
14th September- Caxton Arms- Brighton
16th Sep- Dalston Eastern Curve gardens – London (early show 4pm-8pm)
17th Sep- The Wheatsheaf- Oxford
18th Sep- The Rude Shipyard- Sheffield
19th Sep- Tiger Lounge- Manchester (with Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker)
20th Sep- 13th Note Cafe, Glasgow (with Scotland Yard)
22nd Sep- The Forest Cafe, Edinburgh 7PM SHARP (genuinely meaning 7pm)
24th Sep- Blue Rinse @Bar Loco- Newcastle
25th Sep- ‘Empty Shop’- Durham
30th Sep- Café Kino, Bristol

More details here!

Rowan Coupland in Brighton

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

A special tiny Willkommen show back at the Caxton Arms – Rowan Coupland is coming to Brighton on September 14 with support from Rue Royale and Like Spinning. Plenty of information over here.

New release from Rowan Coupland – Arènes de Lutèce

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Rowan Coupland is back with an absolutely incredible new self-released EP. You can stream or download it on a pay-what-you-like basis from his bandcamp page or even just listen below.

The songs are written about and during Rowan’s stay in Paris. He’s now over in Vancouver for a while, so get in touch with him if you live in the area on rowancoupland(at)

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