Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Damien Rice, Ben Howard, Band of Horses


band members

Pete Uhlenbruch


Influences

Sufjan Stevens, Nick Drake, Grandaddy


Website

www.owlsoftheswamp.com

Bio

Mysterious, haunting, bewitching, mesmerizing; these are terms typically used to describe the atmospheric indie-folk music of Owls of the Swamp, the moniker of Australian born (Iceland based) songwriter and musician, Pete Uhlenbruch.

His forthcoming EP is called Meteorite and is due for release on 4th November 2016 through Labelship records. Written in the aftermath of a transformative trip to the jungles of Peru, where Uhlenbruch worked with shamanic visionary plant medicine, the Meteorite EP offers deep, vulnerable and raw personal reflections on impermanence, the journey of the soul, facing one's shadows and the cultivation of self-care and awareness.

Mixed by Stefan Orn Gunnlaugsson (Íkorni) and mastered by Adam Dempsey (Courtney Barnett, CW Stoneking), you can hear the sense of adventure throughout the Meteorite EP, both in Uhlenbruch’s matured voice as well as in his dynamic song arrangements, which venture beyond his acoustic indie-folk background to explore new vistas of electronic rhythm programming, cascading synthesizers and sheets of guitars reminiscent of artists like Sufjan Stevens, the Flaming Lips and Mercury Rev.

Owls of the Swamp’s previous album releases (Smoky Bay - 2007, Go with River – 2011 and ATLAS – 2014) characterized by intricate guitar picking, assuring vocals and ambient textures have attracted Uhlenbruch plenty of attention over the years within the indie-folk scene with coverage from outlets including Paste Magazine, AllMusic, Magnet, NBHAP, American Songwriter and Indie Shuffle to name just a few. Uhlenbruch continues to bring his intimate ‘Owls of the Swamp’ live show performances to growing audiences across Australia, Europe and Scandinavia.

Review

35

This took me to another world! Thank you. Such a beautiful song!

This took me to another world! Thank you. Such a beautiful song!

Review

Review by Lola Star Lola Star

04 Sep 2014

Super Reviewer
35

This is so dreamy and flowy and awesome. i love this. puts me in a car, dirving far away with my head out the window.. care free. thanks for that space :)

This is so dreamy and flowy and awesome. i love this. puts me in a car, dirving far away with my head out the window.. care free. thanks for that space :)

Review

Review by Liam Jayes Ken Brooks

14 May 2014

45

This song is gentle, layered and evocative. A pleasure to the aural senses. Great job Owls.

This song is gentle, layered and evocative. A pleasure to the aural senses. Great job Owls.