New Release: Native Harrow – As It Goes

Native Harrow have today released “As It Goes”, the second track to be lifted from their new album Old Kind Of Magic which arrives October 28th via Loose Music.

Sonically, “As It Goes” channels 60s technicolour psychedelia: a grainy plastic-soul farfisa organ and a fluorescent charged rock’n’roll electric guitar duel over a concentrated rhythm section against a backdrop of an arcing, cresting soundstage string orchestra. It’s a soundtrack for snaking around Sunset around midnight, neon lights ricocheting through the dark corners of the canyon.

The video for “As It Goes” was partially inspired by Joe Massot’s 1968 British psychedelic film ‘Wonderwall’. “Imagine yourself peeking through a crack in the wall of your flat and gazing upon an alternate time and space; brighter, more colourful, more exciting. Is it a daydream or is it a delusion?” comments Stephen. “It’s Wonderwall meets Fillmore West liquid light show meets Native Harrow.”

With Old Kind Of Magic, Harms and Tuel have self-produced a work that is simultaneously their most sweepingly expansive and delicately intimate album to date. It is at moments revelatory, and at others beautifully heartbreaking; a showcase of Tuel’s finest writing. The pair have crafted an album that places itself distinctly between the two musicians and the tapestry of sounds they are regarded for.

As the writing and recording of the album came to a close, the couple moved from Brighton to rural Sussex and a familiar bucolic life. They enlisted Alex Hall (their collaborator for 2019’s Happier Now and 2020’s Closeness) to add his signature drums and percussion throughout, along with an incendiary piano part on “Used To Be Free.” Joe Harvey-Whyte added his celestial pedal steel to “Heart of Love” and “I Remember” and violinist Georgina Leach layered a one-woman string section over “As It Goes” and a galvanising quartet on “Long Long Road”. Mixing was completed by Hall at Reliable Recorders in Chicago, IL and the record was mastered by Guy Davie at Electric Mastering in London.

Stand by for news of a UK tour.