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There’s a sense of searching and mystery nestled in the music of Owls of the Swamp, the atmospheric indie-folk project of Australian singer-songwriter, Pete Uhlenbruch. His forthcoming album ATLAS was mixed in Reykjavik by Sturla Mio Thorisson (Damien Rice, Markéta Irglová, Owen Pallett) and features guest performances from Markéta Irglová (The Swell Season), Ryan Karazija (Low Roar), Myrra Rós, Svavar Knútur and Phia. Recorded on his mobile studio across Germany, Iceland and the UK, ATLAS heralds a new voice for Owls of The Swamp — sweeping synthesizers, dynamic textures and rhythmic programming alongside his characteristic finger-picking and earthy vocals. The album, due out May 6th, 2014 on Labelship, ignites the never-ending desire to better understand one’s expanding environment. ATLAS offers a friendly and internal comfort for those carrying the weight of the world upon their shoulders, especially for those in search of a place to call home. Atmospheric indie-folk from Australian born musician Pete Uhlenbruch, currently based in Reykjavík, Iceland. Albums released include Smoky Bay (2007), Go with River (2011) and ATLAS (2014). A new EP is due for release in late 2016. Uhlenbruch has toured his unique style of modern folk pop across Australia, Europe and Scandinavia. Owls of the Swamp's distinct sound, which blends expressive acoustic guitar playing with his reassuring voice and subtle layers of ambient production, has been featured across a variety of radio and press outlets including Paste Magazine, Magnet, All Music, Indie Shuffle, Folk Radio UK, Nothing But Hope & Passion, Wondering Sound, ABC Radio, Triple J and more.
Gabriel Lynch

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Very catchy, great vocal delivery, production and use of tension & release.. love the breakdown and handclaps in the second half!

Very catchy, great vocal delivery, production and use of tension & release.. love the breakdown and handclaps in the second half!

Lamplight

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Great momentum & harmonies, reminded me a lot of the augies, a good thing! hope to hear it on the J's again soon...

Great momentum & harmonies, reminded me a lot of the augies, a good thing! hope to hear it on the J's again soon...