“Middlesbrough newcomer Corey Bowen is clearly going places… a spidery guitar line that’s pure King Gizzard and vocals reminiscent of a sober Pete Doherty on ‘If Birds Wish To Fly’. A hotchpotch then, but a promising one.” NME
Described as the “North East’s answer to Mac DeMarco“, Middlesbrough’s very own Corey Bowen has been getting plenty of Radio 1 airplay recently courtesy of renowned new-music champion Huw Stephens. Add to that a plethora of plaudits from the blogosphere, these are pretty exciting times for young Corey.
A UK tour with US cult-hero Christopher Owens and a summer appearance at Green Man Festival have established Bowen as one of the most exciting new talents to emerge from Teesside for a great number of years.
“The 19-year-old Middlesbrough born Bowen cut demos in his bedroom for years and cites Todd Rundgren and Harry Nilsson as influences but on “If Birds Wish To Fly” there’s a contemporary spin on psych revivalism that’s both sunny and fresh.” The Line Of Best Fit
“Corey Bowen combines psychedlic tones traditional pop values to produce his own unique sound. For Fans Of: The Coral, MGMT and Blossoms.” Gigslutz