Boomkat Product Review:
They're from Finland. They're called Drowsy. Their new LP is called 'Snow On Moss On Stone'. You've got 30 seconds to guess the genre... GO! If you're floundering and have made an embarrassed stab at Death Metal, it's only fair to point out that Drowsy are sculptors of the finest alt.quirky.folk; sharing an outlook with Devendra, a sound with dEus and a wearily optimistic solipsism with Adem. The follow up to the mucho-lauded 'Growing Green', 'Snow On Moss On Stone' opens with 'Bakery' - a blast of guitar slapping indie that's borderline Small Faces, before it melts into a Bert Jansch middle and resurrects for a sing-a-long conclusion. Tra-li-la! Bringing the serotonin levels crashing down, 'Hues' is utterly crushing in its intensity - grafting a pilfered melody onto bourbon marinated vocals that sound as if they were recorded at four in the morning, before the hot-toddy of 'Treehouse' and its Gorky pomp reel you back in. Elsewhere, 'When It'll Be Snowing' is a gorgeous portmanteau of melodies and intricately picked acoustica, 'Good Old Odd Gold' is starburst indie of the highest order, whilst 'Off You Go All Authors' allows an accordion and stretched vocal to slowly envelop the listener, all on their own. Stone the crows!