Ian Lowery
'The Eye of the Beholder '

February,2019 - Spectacle Music Ltd

NEW RELEASE - OUT NOW!

As featured on Neil Lomax Teenage Kicks (Forest FM)

Available to download from - here

★ ★ ★ ★ 'to fade out this series of albums....if you own one you should really own them all and that would be the ultimate way to remember this huge talent' 'whisperinandhollerin Magazine, February,2019
★ ★ ★ ★ 'Lowery was the perfect Post Punk answer to Bob Dylan.In terms of mining for gold among long lost cult artists,his body of work is the motherlode ' Soundblab Alternative Music, March,2019
★ ★ ★ ★ 'a varied and impressive bunch,all stamped with trademark well-wrought lyrical self-deprecation' RnR Magazine, March/April. 2019
★ ★ ★ ★ ' The music itself is exemplary,as always.As a songwriter,Lowery had few peers.'Goldmine Magazine,March,2019


Folk Devils
'Dutch Courage'

Released September,2018 - Definitive Gaze

As featured on BBC6 Music and Neil Lomax Teenage Kicks (Forest FM)

★ ★ ★ ★ 'A cult figure's cult figure, Lowery's work is full of lost treasure,and kudos to Spectacle for unearthing it.' Big Takeover Magazine, May, 2019


King Blank
'The Real Dirt Album'
plus
Singles A & B Sides'

Released June,2018 - Beggars Banquet

As featured on BBC6 Music and Neil Lomax Teenage Kicks (Forest FM)

★ ★ ★ ★ 'This is the latest in what has so far proved a spectacular, and often more-than-eye opening sequence of reissues and archive releases.... capture Lowery in incendiary form,like the album they remind us of just how much we lost' Goldmine Magazine, July. 2018
★ ★ ★ ★ 'This is prowling junk/junkie-rock at its finest; style and great lyrics....Ian Lowery is the uncelebrated rock giant of the closing quarter of the 20th century ' RnR Magazine, Oct. 2018
★ ★ ★ ★ More than anything,'The Real Dirt is a vital reminder at what a fierce talent Ian Lowery was.Truly a lost legend' Soundblab ,July 2018
★ ★ ★ ★ 'of the enduring talent of Ian Lowery' whisperinandhollerin Magazine, July. 2018


Ian Lowery
'Agent Orange '92
&
Drug of Choice Sessions'

Released October,2017 - Spectacle Music Ltd

As featured on BBC6 Music and Neil Lomax Teenage Kicks (Forest FM)

Available to download from iTunes - here
Available from Bandcamp - here
Available from Amazon - here

★ ★ ★ ★ 'Ian Lowery is the musical hero you never knew you worshipped' Goldmine Magazine, Oct. 2017
★ ★ ★ ★ 'Think Jim Morrison (The Doors) meets Mark E. Smith (The Fall).' RnR Magazine, Jan./Feb. 2018
★ ★ ★ ★ 'Agent Orange'92 & DoC Sessions is incendiary stuff' Soundblab ,Oct.2017
★ ★ ★ ★ 'acts as an apt showcase for his poetic lyricism and intense/hypnotic delivery' Vive le Rock Magazine,Feb.2018


Various Artists
'Silhouettes & Statues: A Gothic Revolution'

June 2017 - Cherry Red Records

An extensive 5CD set exploring the evolution of the Goth movement, from the glacial postpunk of the late 70s through positive punk and into the Batcave era, dark electronica and beyond. Over 80 classics, rarities, album tracks and hidden gems from The Cure, Joy Division, Sisters Of Mercy, PiL, FOLK DEVILS, Adam And The Ants, The Mission, Bauhaus, and many more!


Ian Lowery
'Ironic'

September 2015 - Spectacle Music Ltd

As featured on BBC6 Music, Neil Lomax Teenage Kicks (Forest FM) and Mick Mercer Radio

Available to download from iTunes - here
Available from Bandcamp - here
Multiple formats available from Amazon - here

★ ★ ★ ★ "exhilarating experience... Lowery was on top of his game" Record Collector, Nov 2015

★ ★ ★ ★ "testament to Lowery's lyrical fecundity and talent for framing an affecting narrative" Vive Le Rock, Feb. 2016

★ ★ ★ ★ "...one of the most crucial songwriting talents of the age lived and died without you probably even noticing." Goldmine Magazine, Nov 2016

★ ★ ★ ★ " This is the stuff of genius.Quite simply superb." RnR Oct.,2017


Ian Lowery
'Get Out the Sun'

November 2014 - Spectacle Music Ltd

Available to download from iTunes - here
Available from Bandcamp - here
Vinyl available from Merchbar - here
Multiple formats available from Amazon - here

★ ★ ★ ★ "a cohesively potent adjunct to Lowery’s undervalued canon." Record Collector, Feb 2015

★ ★ ★ ★ "brilliant album bursting with passion...deserving of a wider audience" Soundblab, Oct 2016

★ ★ ★ ★ "Lowery's own approach delivers both a cohesion & a progression that tracks one of the ages most unforgivably under-rated songwriters" Goldmine Magazine, Nov 2016

★ ★ ★ ★ "This almost forgotten man shimmered with the same sort of self-destructive brilliance..." RnR Magazine, Oct 2017


Ski Patrol
'Versions of a Life(recordings 1979-81)'

Released April 2014 - Definitive Gaze

"...one of post-punk’s great, unsung 45s: the broodingly, Apocalypse Now-influenced ‘Agent Orange’" Record Collector, Sep 2014

"...of all the bands that hovered around the UK punk and post-punk scene...one of the most invigorating was Ski Patrol" Goldmine, Apr 2014


Folk Devils
'The Best Protection & the BBC Sessions'

Released November 2015 - Beggars Banquet

"...the ideal vehicle for Lowery’s increasingly caustic lyrical invective; Folk Devils…….still grabs the listener by the lapels" Record Collector, Jan 2015

"...duly demonstrates that former Wall and Ski Patrol mainstay Ian Lowery fronted two truly exceptional incarnations of the same band" Vive le Rock, Jan 2015


Folk Devils
'Beautiful Monsters - Singles and Demo Recordings 1984-86 '

Released September 2016 - Optic Nerve

"...intoxicating brand of aggressive, nihilism-streaked rock'n'roll" Record Collector, Aug 2016

"...Ian Lowery maintains an immense level of intensity throughout" Louder than War, Sep 2016

"...confirms Lowery had an extraordinarily high quality threshold" Uncut, Aug 2016

A handful of album reviews can be found in our gallery page, here.