received 11.05
pre-release ep

Like Astronauts

Quinn is primarily the duo of Louise Quinn (songwriter, guitar, vocals) and Bal Cooke (drums and computer). They expand to a 5 piece for live dates where they are joined by Stephen Westwater (bass), Charlie Milne (guitar) and Robert Henderson (trumpet and electronics).

Louise and Bal own Lunar, a studio in Glasgow Scotland, where they play and record. They also have a successful clubnight - Club Tromolo - a variety night featuring drag kings, psychics, performance art and a jazz playing badger.

Quinn has worked with a number of Scottish musical luminaries such as Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos, The Pastels and Belle and Sabastian. Quinn songs have been used in feature films, and their song, ‘The World is Upside Down’ became a top ten hit in Serbia after Serbian National Radio Station Studio B downloaded the song and aired it.

Quinn's second album, Luss, was produced and mixed by Kid Loco and features arrangements by Bill Wells. Church of Girl are longtime fans of Parisian DJ Kid Loco who reputedly, even put off Madonna to go and record Luss – where he had to endure two stoned cats and received a bag of weed as pay. They obviously work well together. Louise sings on Kid Loco’s latest album, Kill Your Darlings.

Louise’s voice evokes comparisons to Nina Persson and Aimee Mann, while the overall feel of the music is light and ethereal. Quinn utilize violin, funky guitar, experimental piano, horns, synths and a seemingly endless barrage of other interesting sounds to create intricate sonic lullabies. We think Luss is a work of art and will appeal to a vast number of our fellow audiophiles.


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