May 2016 Direct from The Rowan Amber Mill - "On the 25th April, The Rowan Amber Mill's new song Separations (taken from the A Year in the Country compilation The Quietened Village ) was played on our very favourite radio programme in the whole wide world Stuart Maconie's Freak Zone on BBC 6 Music. This was a total suprise and a complete joy for us."
You can listen to the show on BBC iPlayer here. Our track Separations is on around the 20 minutes mark.
Separations is also featured on the may edition of fRoots Radio from the wonderful folksters of fRoots Magazine. You can listen to the show here.
The Quietened Village, compilation album is available from the good people over at A Year in the Country.
May 2016 In the spirit of May Day, The Rowan Amber Mill have provided for free download, a brand new tune. Processional Waltz (Beltane version) - the song sounds very much like what you'd imagine from the title - is available to download for the next couple of weeks only over at Bandcamp. We hope you enjoy it. Get it while you can, free and easy, and have a very happy May Day. Love, The Rowans. x .
April 2016 The Rowan Amber Mill have been busy recording new tracks since the new year and have five new tracks finished for various projects (including a couple of very unusual Nick Drake / Depeche Mode covers), they are also working on two long players which will see release in 2016/17 (all being well).
A new Rowan Amber Mill track will appear on a superb forthcoming compilation album released by the good people over at A Year in the Country. The album called The Quietened Village will also feature tracks by: Straw Bear Band, Sproatly Smith, Soulless Party, Howlround, and Polypores
Keep an eye out in the coming weeks over at A Year in the Country for more details of release dates, previews of the tracks etc. We have already heard the album and it is superb, so make sure you don't miss out on it when it is released on the 25th April 2016
If you want to keep up with all the minutiae of what the Rowan Amber Mill, are getting up to, then why not check them out on their FaceBook, Twitter or Instagram presences. At these places, they regularly reveal their internal monologues, musings, recommendations and quite a lot of photos of trees. Why not pop over and say hello!
March 2016The Rowan Amber Mill have been busy recording new tracks since the new year and have five new tracks finished for various projects (including a couple of very unusual covers), they are also working on two long players which will see release in 2016 (all being well).
A new Rowan Amber Mill track will appear on a superb forthcoming album put out by the good people over at A Year in The Country. The album (The Quietened Village) will also feature tracks by Sproatly Smith, Straw Bear Band, Soulless Party, Howlround and Polypores - to name but a few. Keep an eye out in the coming weeks over at A Year in The Country for more details of release dates, previews of the tracks etc. We have already heard the album and it is superb, so make sure you don't miss out on it when it is released.
Oh, by the way, the Rowan Amber Mill are also now out and about getting plenty of fresh air and posting the results on their new Instagram page, pop over and say hello, if you like.
November 2015 As Jack Frost has started to nip at our toes, we feel it is a very good time to reveal a brand new video for Cold Winter Morning by Angeline Morrison and The Rowan Amber Mill. This is our favourite track off Silent Night Songs for a Cold Winter's Evening. There are still some limited edition CDs exclusively available from Millersounds shop and over at Bandcamp (including a deluxe download version) available with four bonus tracks, extra artwork, videos etc) and standard downloads are available from iTunes, Google Play, Amazon etc. For more information go to the Silent Night Songs releases section. Enjoy the video and remember to keep warm.
October 2015 Well, The Rowan Amber Mill have a new exclusive track on The Delaware Road CD , on the wonderful Buried Treasure label - you can buy it here. "The Delaware Road is a psychological thriller & an audio-visual treat for fans of archived electronica, far out jazz & haunted folk grooves". So there.
The track will also feature on the Delaware Road live soundtrack performance taking place on Saturday 14th November 2015 at South Street Arts Centre, Reading. Featuring DJ sets by Jonny Trunk and The Seance (feat. Pete Wiggs from St Etienne) and live music by Howlround, The Dandelion Set, Ian Helliwell, Robin Lee, Loose Capacitor, Tim Hill, The Twelve Hour Foundation & Revbjelde. Ticket price includes free poster and advance download code for 'The Delaware Road' compilation album on Buried Treasure Records.
July 2015. The Rowan Amber Mill have been very busy this year working on a new collaboration - the radiophonic acid-folk horror soundtrack to the 1975 film The Disciples of the Scorpion. The resulting album will be a released sometime next year (or 2017). Here is a teaser for the release.
December 2014.Silent Night Songs for a Cold Winter's Evening by Angeline Morrison and The Rowan Amber Mill is released on 8th December 2014. It is available as a limited edition CDr version exclusively available from Millersounds shop, deluxe download version (with four bonus tracks, extra artwork, video etc) available from Bandcamp and standard downloads are available from iTunes etc. For more information go to the releases section. In the meantime you can watch a taster promo for the release.
October 2014 (ii). Just in time for Halloween we are happy to announce that The Book of the Lost by Emily Jones and The Rowan Amber Mill is now available to download from iTunes, Amazon etc. An extra special Deluxe Download version with two exclusive previously unreleased bonus tracks, 2 promo films, CD and promotional artwork is exclusively available from The Rowan Amber Mill Bandcamp and Owltextures Bandcamp sites.
October 2014 (i).The Songs from the Black Meadow album which features The Rowan Amber Mill and Angeline Morrison track The Meadow's Call is now available. It is available on CD from Amazon.com and also the usual download outlets. Some of the other artists featured on the album include Emily Jones, The Hare and the Moon, Alison O'Donnell, Wyrdstone, The Souless Party, Kid Moxie, Septimus Keen and many more.
There is also a 68 page book available separately which contains the lyrics to the tracks on the album, plus a brand new Black Meadow tale by author Chris Lambert (all profits from the sales of the book got to Worldwide Cancer research). It is available to buy here at Amazon.
There is also very special free Songs from the Black Meadow album launch event on the evening of 21st October 2014 taking place at Battle Library in Reading. The evening features live performances, specially commissioned films and readings. It promises to be a really wonderful evening, so do go along if you can possibly make it.
Finally for the Black Meadow news, author and curator Chris Lambert has put together a podcast featuring songs by all the artists appearing on the album. The podcast is available on mixcloud. For more information about Songs from the Black Meadow and the Tales from the Black Meadow pop along to the project's homepage.
July 2014 As you may know, The Rowan Amber Mill have been working on some music with the wonderful Angeline Morrison, and we can now reveal the first offering from our collaboration which is entitled The Meadow's Call. The song was inspired by Chris Lambert's collection of short stories Tales from the Black Meadow, and it will feature on the Songs From the Black Meadow album to be released in October 2014 on the Exiled label. Other artists also contributing songs to what promises to be an exceptional album include Emily Jones, The Hare and the Moon, Alison O'Donnell, Wyrdstone, The Souless Party, Kid Moxie, Septimus Keen and many more. Here is their video for their contribution The Meadow's Call.
May 2014 Lots of musical things are happening behind the scenes. The Rowan Amber Mill have been working on some tunes with a wonderful singer and writer Angeline Morrison (check out some of her wondrous music here and here). More news of that soon. In the meantime they have been working on some music for what we hope will be an album sometime in the near future. In a clear case of putting the cart before the horse, as a taster for the album they have put out a video for the song what will be the first track on the album. So here is their video for The Buzzard and the Nightingale.
April 2014The Rowan Amber Mill and Emily Jones and WMT4R have just released a couple of covers of the Gary Numan new wave electro classic Are Friends Electric? In keeping with the zeitgeist (and so we don't have to sort out licenses etc) it is available to stream for free over at our Bandcamp and YouTube pages. Anyway, the two versions we have done are a Hurdy Gurdy version (featuring hurdy gurdy, crumhorns etc) and a Medieval Disco remix by MT4R.
March 2014 Happy St Piran's Day, and happy 5th March 2014 which also happens to be The Book of the Lost retail release day. You can buy it from, amongst other places, various Amazons around the world, CDbaby, and special mention goes to the indie wonderland that is Norman Records, and of course you can buy the standard and deluxe editions straight from us in our shop, from our shop over on eBay and also at TheBookoftheLost.co.uk.
To celebrate the release they are running a mega competition (it practically rivals The Gadget Show competition - almost). In the competition you can win: A one-off ultra-special edition of The Book of the Lost, two Rowan Amber Mill albums, an Emily Jones album, two dark folk double CD compilations, a DVD-R of a strange film we found about witches, a big bar of Dark Chocolate and a liquorice and peppermint tea bag. Head on over to The Book of the Lost Facebook page for more details on our easy to enter mega competition.
January 2014.The Book of the Lost by Emily Jones and The Rowan Amber Mill. Happy new year. The Book of the Lost is due for its full retail release on 5th March 2014 - which fittingly is also St Piran's Day bearing in mind it is 50% made in Cornwall. The Book of the Lost was reviewed in MOJO Magazine (Feb 14 issue) which has made our year. Go to the reviews section for more reviews (fittingly). The Rowan Amber Mill are still working on a fair amount of music at the moment and they hope some of it will be released this year. In the meantime here is the full trailer for The Book of the Lost.
August 2013The Rowan Amber Mill have a new track included on the latest sampler from the lovely people at Active Listener. The Book Of The Lost (Instrumental Theme) is taken from the forthcoming The Book Of The Lost project that the band have been putting together with Emily Jones. This track sees them taking a musical diversion into folk horror with a distinct Paddy Kingsland influence (at the pastoral end of the Radiophonic Workshop). The Active Listener sampler 11 is available to listen / download on Bandcamp and includes tracks by Cornershop, The Sufis and many more.
July 2013. The Rowan Amber Mill have been busy recording and we are happy to announce they will be releasing an e.p. in collaboration with Emily Jones. The Book Of The Lost is a collection of original west-country folk horror songs for an imaginary 1970s TV serial. The CD will be released on 31st October 2013. They have put together a teaser trailer for the project - which you can take a look at below.