What the Tastemasters are saying about Oliver Brown (aka Browlin)
“Record of the Week,” Radio 2
“Gets even better with every listen,” Lauren Laverne, 6 Music
“I’m loving this,” Huw Stephens, Radio 1
“My record of the week,” Mark Radcliffe, Radio 2, 6 Music
“Get your ears round this! Love the sound!” Sean Keaveny, 6 Music
“Really love this,” Stuart Maconie, Radio 2, 6 Music
“Been dancing round my kitchen to it!” Zoe Ball, Radio 2
“Really enjoying it! Brilliant fun,” Imogen Heap
“Sounds cool man” David Guetta
“Full of atmosphere and destined for a massive film sync,” The Freemasons
“Great sound, great show!” Arthur Baker
“Heartfelt, uplifting genius,” is a complement the humble Browlin feels uncomfortable with, but Tastemakers and fans alike agree that his incredible Wild West / Indie Funk is both “captivatingly personal” and “beautifully melodic.”
As he put the final touches to his new album, ‘To the Border!’, he looked up at his most prized possessions – a Platinum & Silver disc hanging on his studio wall. “I’m hoping to make it a trio with this new album,” he says.
Browlin delivers a powerful combination of passionate vocals and haunting harmonica with latin rhythms. Live he performs with Chilean virtuoso guitarist Fez Sanchez.
In a previous life, Oliver Brown aka Browlin was engineer and studio manager at Skint, where he gained Top 40 credits, hit 2m views on YouTube and was part of the incredible success of artists such as Fatboy Slim. His latest moniker Browlin heralds a new direction as he lets go of his electronic past to deliver an eclectic album full of “rhythmic emotion”.
His previous work gained widespread critical acclaim from both Tastemakers and multi-million selling artists, with airplay across all major stations including Radio 2, Radio 1, BBC 6 Music and Radio X as well as soundtracks to TV, film and theatre.
Like his genre-breaking contemporary Mark Ronson, Browlin’s inspiration draws from vintage styles and combines them with pioneering production, giving us large helpings of Ennio Morricone, a dash of Johnny Cash and a side of organic Hot Chip.
Destined to amass universal praise like his previous projects, Browlin is the name on the lips of every music industry aficionados and touted as a potential winner of this year’s Mercury Music Prize.