Rowan Coupland is a writer, singer and multi instrumentalist, playing ‘thoroughly beguiling neo folk’ (Time Out London) combining soaring vocals, and astonishingly intricate guitar and harp arrangements. He has released albums with Brighton´s Willkommen, and Berlin´s Pestizid Records, as well as self releasing a number of other albums and EPs since leaving England in 2010.
He has toured and played festivals across Europe and North America, and has previously played in/with acclaimed groups such as Sons of Noel and Adrian, the Mary Hampton band, Emperor X, and shared stages with everyone from Mount Eerie, to the Books, Anna Calvi, This is the Kit, Diane Cluck, and Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab).
He currently lives in Berlin.
'Thoroughly beguiling neo folk'
-Time Out, London
* * * *- Independent reviews Willkommen Collective at the Union Chapel
"an absolute delight to listen to... soulful, heartfelt folk music at its beautiful best" 9/10
'Excellent: check him out if you get the chance'
-Jon Hillcock, XFM
'a folkie noisemaker....an incredible voice from the same milieu that spawned the fantastic Nancy Elizabeth. If you're looking for an artist to start watching early before he completely takes over, Rowan is a good candidate.'
-Will Bruce, Foreststronghold
"Coupland has a unique style of his own - part troubadour, part poet, part choir boy... A fabulous album - I can’t recommend it highly enough."
-Brighton Music Blog: **Album of the Year**
Reviews for 'Circuit'
“A very few records exist that one can describe as “magical”...the magic in Circuit, Rowan Coupland’s latest output, lies in a very subtle worldbuilding, a gentle transfiguration of reality...all his aesthetics feel now permanently fixated in songs that demand (and deserve) great attention, and this is Circuit’s great accomplishment: so far it’s Rowan’s best work”- For Folk’s Sake, UK
“a delicately-played plucked harp acting as a beautiful background for Rowan’s spacey, haunting vocals. This is pure, unbridled folk, lonely and lo-fi, with a simple palette of instruments and captivating singing...a beautiful set of tracks”- Discorder Magazine, Vancouver, CA
“Circuit is an ambitious suite (an accompanying book of illustrations by Vancouver-based artist Eva Dominelli expands upon and adds an extra interpretative layer of meta to Coupland’s concepts) that showcases Rowan Coupland at his best and most intelligent, both lyrically and musically. This is a most rewarding and impressive album” - Monolith Cocktail
African Paper Review (German)