In the early days Lou was the bassist in The Red Guitars. They released two albums, one on the band’s own Self Drive Records and one on Virgin Records. First single – Good Technology – was championed by the late, great John Peel who played it on Radio One. It made number 1 in the Indie chart and number 11 in his Festive Fifty. A handful of Peel sessions and top ten Indie hits later they had toured with The Smiths, appeared on The Tube, The Old Grey Whistle Test, Oxford Road Show, John Peel’s Sounds of the Suburbs and loads of German TV shows and played hundreds of gigs.
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After that Lou played in The Planet Wilson. They released two albums, one independently and one on Virgin Records. The Planet Wilson made NME and Sounds’ records of the week -“crazy-James-Chance-meets-Holger-Czukay…Lou’s bass playing is unbelievable – not just the tunes she invents, but the actual sound of her fingers hitting the strings”. They wrote dozens of songs and were highly acclaimed by just about all the music press.
Since then Lou has been involved in a variety of musical collaborations spanning Medieval dance music to African Township to traditional English Folk.
Lou joined forces with Richard and wrote and recorded a series of limited edition CDs under the guise of Angel 6. Dead Man is taken from their Brautigan/Shepard/Niatum influenced collection, ‘American Dust’. Other collections are The Night Heron, The Same Sky, Night Porter, White Flower, Spiral Songs, The Goole Captain, Pockets Full of Spells, Four Songs and All Angel.
They currently perform as Loudhailer.