“His songs should be taught in schools”
With 9 studio albums under his belt and countless high-profile fans picked up along the way the music doesn’t stop. Followers include REM’s Peter Buck , Scott McCaughey, Lambchop’s Kurt Wagner and Son Volt’s Jay Farrar.
It all started back in 1995 when Peter signed to Almo Sounds, where he made two albums for the label: ‘Cannibal’ and ‘Camelot in Smithereens’. In 1999 Peter signed to Rykodisc/Slowriver and released ‘Normal For Bridgwater’. This was to be his biggest commercial success and a record that won him wide acclaim in North America and Peter’s restless musical spirit has seen him strike out in new direction with almost every subsequent album. Four albums now for Loose continued to win him admirers and by 2005, The Independent were calling him “one of the finest songwriters in Britain”. His most recent release for Loose was 2009’s ‘Peter And The Murder Of Crows’. Filled with psychedelic drones and mellifluous tunes, the album found reviewers and fans alike comparing him with Nick Drake and John Martyn. It was one of Q magazine’s Albums Of The Year and was Americana Album Of The Month in MOJO Magazine. And, in 2011, with ‘Black Mountain UFO’, Peter continued to diversify mixing West Coast harmonies with the requisite dab of psychedelia. 2014 is the year Peter’s music will reach an even larger audience with a new release on the horizon.