The Wall
Back To The Wall- Manchuria EP by The Wall

February,2022 - Spectacle Music


As featured on Neil Lomax Teenage Kicks (Forest FM) PulseBeat Radio & Punk Rock Demonstration (USA)

★ ★ ★ ★ "Four pure proto-punk tracks" RnR Magazine, May/June 2022
★ ★ ★ ★ 'are a perfect post punk throb that breath a new life into one of the best bands to emerge from the whole seventies 'punk scene' Nuzz Prowling Wolf Blogspot,February, 2022,
★ ★ ★ ★ 'This EP had clearly been done for the right reasons and adds neatly to the band’s small but valuable archive. For fans of The Wall, Back To The Wall is an absolute boon.' Louder Than War,February,2022

Ian Lowery
Leviathan by Ian Lowery

July,2021 - Spectacle Music

As featured on Neil Lomax Teenage Kicks (Forest FM) Mick Mercer Radio & Punk Rock Demonstration (USA)

★ ★ ★ ★ "they're all darkly irresistible,stunning pieces which stand in their own right while forewording a never-to be album of sheer brilliance" RnR Magazine, September/October 2021
★ ★ ★ ★ 'just one man with a guitar and his voice,like a wired and whacked out, punked up Bob Dylan' Nuzz Prowling Wolf Blogspot,July, 2021,
★ ★ ★ ★ ' out an album that, scrub that; WOULD have been one of his finest.' Goldmine Magazine, July,2021

The Wall
'A New Way to Peroxide' by The Wall

January,2021 - Spectacle Music

As featured on Neil Lomax Teenage Kicks (Forest FM) Life Elsewhere Music ( Norman B) Mick Mercer Radio & KCRW Radio

★ ★ ★ ★ 'Really cool band from the last century' Henry Rollins,June, 2021,
★ ★ ★ ★ 'Each one a short sharp shock to the system.... ' Nuzz Prowling Wolf Blogspot,January, 2021,
★ ★ ★ ★ 'a vital document of the first flush of a band that managed to weld fierce punk attack,interesting off-beat songs and big choruses into something wonderful'Louder than War Magazine,January,2021
★ ★ ★ ★ 'sets the classic early-punk sound.It's brilliant....this previously uncompiled early punk classic' RnR Magazine, March/April, 2021
★ ★ ★ ★ 'the energy and power that were hallmarks of The Wall in concert are alive and intact,and at last, the whole story can be heard in one place.' Goldmine Magazine, March,2021

The Wall ( featuring Ian Lowery)
'Ian Lowery's Long Lost Last Tracks with - The Wall'

October,2020 - Spectacle Music

As featured on Neil Lomax Teenage Kicks (Forest FM) & Life Elsewhere Music ( Norman B)

★ ★ ★ ★ 'The power and passion of Ian's vocal delivery was carried on into his subsequent work.... ' Nuzz Prowling Wolf Blogspot, November,2020
★ ★ ★ ★ ' an unheard chapter in the life of a much loved hero is more than cause for celebration'Goldmine Magazine,October,2020

The Ian Lowery Group
'King Blank To ' ( 30th Anniversary Edition)

August,2019 - Beggars Banquet

As featured on Neil Lomax Teenage Kicks (Forest FM) & Life Elsewhere Music ( Norman B)

★ ★ ★ ★ 'One of the unsung greats of the eighties,Lowery led several postpunk groups... he wrangles postpunk, folk, and blues into a seething blaze of pure rock 'n' roll, ' Big Takeover Magazine, November,2019
★ ★ ★ ★ 'If you are looking for Johnny Thunders grit cut with caustic Elvis Costello wit,you'll find the perfect storm in Ian Lowery' Soundblab Alternative Music, August,2019
★ ★ ★ ★ ' The late Ian Lowery remains one of the great unrecognized talents of his era,his catalogue one of the great unheard monsters of the age.'Goldmine Magazine,August,2019
★ ★ ★ ★ 'attest to the diverse prowess of Lowery as author,arranger and accomplished interpreter of so many great songs' RnR Magazine, September/October, 2019
★ ★ ★ ★ 'the album was released to considerable acclaim...before the mercurial singer moved on to fresh pastures.' Vive le Rock, August,2019

Ian Lowery
'The Eye of the Beholder '

February,2019 - Spectacle Music Ltd

As featured on Neil Lomax Teenage Kicks (Forest FM)

Available to download from - here

★ ★ ★ ★ 'to fade out this series of albums....if you own one you should really own them all and that would be the ultimate way to remember this huge talent' 'whisperinandhollerin Magazine, February,2019
★ ★ ★ ★ 'Lowery was the perfect Post Punk answer to Bob Dylan.In terms of mining for gold among long lost cult artists,his body of work is the motherlode ' Soundblab Alternative Music, March,2019
★ ★ ★ ★ 'a varied and impressive bunch,all stamped with trademark well-wrought lyrical self-deprecation' RnR Magazine, March/April. 2019
★ ★ ★ ★ ' The music itself is exemplary,as always.As a songwriter,Lowery had few peers.'Goldmine Magazine,March,2019

Folk Devils
'Dutch Courage'

Released September,2018 - Definitive Gaze

As featured on BBC6 Music and Neil Lomax Teenage Kicks (Forest FM)

★ ★ ★ ★ 'A cult figure's cult figure, Lowery's work is full of lost treasure,and kudos to Spectacle for unearthing it.' Big Takeover Magazine, May, 2019

King Blank
'The Real Dirt '

Album plus Singles A & B Sides'

Released June,2018 - Beggars Banquet

As featured on BBC6 Music and Neil Lomax Teenage Kicks (Forest FM)

★ ★ ★ ★ 'This is the latest in what has so far proved a spectacular, and often more-than-eye opening sequence of reissues and archive releases.... capture Lowery in incendiary form,like the album they remind us of just how much we lost' Goldmine Magazine, July. 2018
★ ★ ★ ★ 'This is prowling junk/junkie-rock at its finest; style and great lyrics....Ian Lowery is the uncelebrated rock giant of the closing quarter of the 20th century ' RnR Magazine, Oct. 2018
★ ★ ★ ★ More than anything,'The Real Dirt is a vital reminder at what a fierce talent Ian Lowery was.Truly a lost legend' Soundblab ,July 2018
★ ★ ★ ★ 'of the enduring talent of Ian Lowery' whisperinandhollerin Magazine, July. 2018

Ian Lowery
'Agent Orange '92
Drug of Choice Sessions'

Released October,2017 - Spectacle Music Ltd

As featured on BBC6 Music and Neil Lomax Teenage Kicks (Forest FM)

Available to download from iTunes - here
Available from Bandcamp - here
Available from Amazon - here

★ ★ ★ ★ 'Ian Lowery is the musical hero you never knew you worshipped' Goldmine Magazine, Oct. 2017
★ ★ ★ ★ 'Think Jim Morrison (The Doors) meets Mark E. Smith (The Fall).' RnR Magazine, Jan./Feb. 2018
★ ★ ★ ★ 'Agent Orange'92 & DoC Sessions is incendiary stuff' Soundblab ,Oct.2017
★ ★ ★ ★ 'acts as an apt showcase for his poetic lyricism and intense/hypnotic delivery' Vive le Rock Magazine,Feb.2018

Various Artists
'Silhouettes & Statues: A Gothic Revolution'

June 2017 - Cherry Red Records

An extensive 5CD set exploring the evolution of the Goth movement, from the glacial postpunk of the late 70s through positive punk and into the Batcave era, dark electronica and beyond. Over 80 classics, rarities, album tracks and hidden gems from The Cure, Joy Division, Sisters Of Mercy, PiL, FOLK DEVILS, Adam And The Ants, The Mission, Bauhaus, and many more!

Ian Lowery

September 2015 - Spectacle Music Ltd

As featured on BBC6 Music, Neil Lomax Teenage Kicks (Forest FM) and Mick Mercer Radio

Available to download from iTunes - here
Available from Bandcamp - here
Multiple formats available from Amazon - here

★ ★ ★ ★ "exhilarating experience... Lowery was on top of his game" Record Collector, Nov 2015

★ ★ ★ ★ "testament to Lowery's lyrical fecundity and talent for framing an affecting narrative" Vive Le Rock, Feb. 2016

★ ★ ★ ★ " of the most crucial songwriting talents of the age lived and died without you probably even noticing." Goldmine Magazine, Nov 2016

★ ★ ★ ★ " This is the stuff of genius.Quite simply superb." RnR Oct.,2017

Ian Lowery
'Get Out the Sun'

November 2014 - Spectacle Music Ltd

Available to download from iTunes - here
Available from Bandcamp - here
Vinyl available from Merchbar - here
Multiple formats available from Amazon - here

★ ★ ★ ★ "a cohesively potent adjunct to Lowery’s undervalued canon." Record Collector, Feb 2015

★ ★ ★ ★ "brilliant album bursting with passion...deserving of a wider audience" Soundblab, Oct 2016

★ ★ ★ ★ "Lowery's own approach delivers both a cohesion & a progression that tracks one of the ages most unforgivably under-rated songwriters" Goldmine Magazine, Nov 2016

★ ★ ★ ★ "This almost forgotten man shimmered with the same sort of self-destructive brilliance..." RnR Magazine, Oct 2017

Ski Patrol
'Versions of a Life(recordings 1979-81)'

Released April 2014 - Definitive Gaze

" of post-punk’s great, unsung 45s: the broodingly, Apocalypse Now-influenced ‘Agent Orange’" Record Collector, Sep 2014

"...of all the bands that hovered around the UK punk and post-punk of the most invigorating was Ski Patrol" Goldmine, Apr 2014

Folk Devils
'The Best Protection & the BBC Sessions'

Released November 2015 - Beggars Banquet

"...the ideal vehicle for Lowery’s increasingly caustic lyrical invective; Folk Devils…….still grabs the listener by the lapels" Record Collector, Jan 2015

"...duly demonstrates that former Wall and Ski Patrol mainstay Ian Lowery fronted two truly exceptional incarnations of the same band" Vive le Rock, Jan 2015

Folk Devils
'Beautiful Monsters - Singles and Demo Recordings 1984-86 '

Released September 2016 - Optic Nerve

"...intoxicating brand of aggressive, nihilism-streaked rock'n'roll" Record Collector, Aug 2016

"...Ian Lowery maintains an immense level of intensity throughout" Louder than War, Sep 2016

"...confirms Lowery had an extraordinarily high quality threshold" Uncut, Aug 2016

A handful of album reviews can be found in our gallery page, here.