Reservoir: Vinyl LPVJLP282
Release Date: From 19th January
I can do a good impression of Robbie Robertson's guitar, obviously you have to appreciate this in person or you could just go one better and pick up Norfolk's very own version of The Band's debut album Reservoir. Maybe a bit unkind to level these as a band who are exactly like because they have their own swaggering folk and country sound that sounds more Laurel Canyon or cabin country jams than Norfolk Broads.
Brown Horse are a Norwich-based country rock band. Rooted in a collaborative approach to songwriting, the six-piece mix guitar-driven 90s alternative rock with the folk and country sounds of the 70s. Reservoir is the debut album from Brown Horse. Although recorded over just four days in a quiet corner of Norfolk, the album is a collaborative effort years in the making. Starting life in 2018 as a folk quartet, Emma Tovell, Nyle Holihan, Patrick Turner and Rowan Braham spent their early days playing old time standards, Michael Hurley covers and original songs in pubs across England. Coming back together in 2022 post-pandemic, the group moved towards a heavier, guitar-driven sound. Introducing Ben Auld to the band on drums, Brown Horse began to make a name for themselves in the resurgent scene of their adopted hometown, Norwich. With the addition of Phoebe Troup in the summer of 2023 completing the line-up, Brown Horse made the short drive north to Sickroom Studios, where they spent four days recording with Owen Turner.