Welcome to Agent Starling, Lou Duffy-Howard and Quentin Budworth’s musical adventure, brimful of catchy hurdy-gurdy tunes, new songs, hypnotic drones, vocal harmonies, live bass grooves & strings, all with an experimental edge.

NEWS FLASH! New album ‘Clandestine’ released November 2022

Our music can be found on all the usual digital platforms. Click album cover to find it on Bandcamp

“Experimental hurdy-gurdy on duo’s impressive debut. European Howl is a complex, immersive and at times disorienting listening experience.” (Tony Gillam, SONGLINES July 2021)

“Sounding like the musical offspring of Sufjan Stevens and Steve Reich” (Tom Robinson BBC 6 Music August 2022)

“(Constellation of Birds) is compelling, demanding, progressive, and fuses a range of cross-cultural folk-based sounds and moods. The album challenges and stretches boundaries, and occasionally – in a good way – feels slightly unhinged, but I absolutely love it when musicians dare to tread forth where many would turn on their heels and run.” (John Reed Fatea Magazine)

“I doubt very much that you will hear anything quite like this anywhere else in current music… Truly wondrous.” (Neil March Trust the Doc Issue 62) 

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