Originally posted on Hooting & Howling


Trowler, otherwise known as Essex musician Alfie Firmin, has announced details and the first track from his debut EP, ‘All The Truman Girls‘,  released for Cassette Store Day via Echolalia Records.

Following on from his psych influenced debut single ‘Girl/Walk Away’ back in March, the EP sticks to Trowler’s independent DIY bedroom methods though grows in experimentation away from guitars, initiated, as Firmin says, as ‘an entirely synth based project – however as I was recording the tracks they all started to form their own distinct identity. Rather than forcing the songs to fit my own self-imposed model of what the record should be like I decided to run with it and let them evolve naturally’.

With lead single ‘Get So Far’ (below) drawing on a spaced out synth line and snapping electronic beats while Firmin’s vocals gently echo over the top, and accompanied by a lo fi VHS styled video, it certainly does suggest a sound emerging away from the 60’s tinged simplicity of the previous release, without the loss in brilliance.

The track listing for the EP is:

1. ‘At Least’
2. ‘Get So Far’
3. ‘Ordinary People’
4. ‘Pull You Under’

‘All The Truman Girls’ is out both on cassette and digitally on 17th October.