Native Harrow are Devin Tuel and Stephen Hams and the sound they make is tremendous, thoughtful, exquisite, timeless and utterly unclassifiable. Their music takes many forms, standing comparison with the best of The Band, Laurel Canyon folk, the 60s Folk Revival sound, psychedelia, lounge jazz, electronic rock and more. Old Kind of Magic, the band’s most recent album, was released in October.
Old Kind of Magic, the fifth longplayer from Native Harrow, arrives two years into their new life in Sussex, England. It is in this new place that they have self-produced a work that is simultaneously their most sweepingly expansive and delicately intimate album to date.
The songs contained herein move dramatically from the opening field recording of the Brighton seaside, to Laurel Canyon-esque folk-rock, piano and rhodes tinged soul-jazz balladry, oud and harpsichord driven 60s technicolour psychedelia, dense modernistic string quartet writing, and wide-as-the-western skies panoramic pedal steel with sepia-toned 12-string.