Welcome to the Private Press Only page for Lowlifes and High Times

This is where you can find useful material available to download for the purposes of press review or radio play. 

"Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant! I love it!BBC Introducing WM

Their debut announced them as rising stars, this puts them firmly in the brightest constellation.” Folking.com

Lowlifes and High Times is the follow up album to The Lost Notes’ critically acclaimed debut album Run Free Right Now. These new songs celebrate the ups and downs of journeymen, despots, sleazeballs, fools, the planet and the consciously idle.

Lowlifes & High Times - Reviews

"West Coast Americana Straight Outta the English Midlands... Their versatility, dynamics, proficiency and energy is clear... their joyfully melancholic folkie Americana sound... fits in amongst peers like the aforementioned Mapache, Fleet Foxes, The Nude Party and older soulmates like Fairport Convention, Beechwood Sparks and the aforementioned Crosby Stills Nash and Young." Rocking Magpie 

Infectious folk… with sumptuous pop… a gem” Threechordsandthetruthuk

"A banger of an album!"  MusicStyle: Undecided

 “Delightful jazz folk sensibility FATEA Magazine

Irresistible DMB

 “Reminiscent of Cat Stevens… sublime Slapmag

"Glorious folksy pop... Roots and Branches

As heard on BBC Introducing HW, The Lost Notes are a 5-piece band based in Moseley, Birmingham, UK, where politics, revelry, misery and glee abound. The principal songwriters are Ben and Oli.  Oli likes folk and Ben digs jazz. Both are stubborn. Each seeks to exert their own subtle influence on the music. The result is part folk with a drag of soul roots, a slug of gospel, or downright country with a thump of jazz around the edges. They write songs for chin-strokers, foot-stompers, head-nodders and those who like to partake in the dark art of inarticulate dancing and hollering. It happens. And they love it.

All delivered in glorious 3 part harmonies.

You can open/download a full EPK/bio here. 

The full album can be streamed below. Click here for full lyric ebooklet. 

All tracks can be downloaded below as free MP3s or 48Khz 24 bit for radio play purposes.

If you would like a physical copy of the album sent to you, or any other download format ,simply email thelostnotes@outlook.com or text/call +447812175850 with details of the track, the format and your email/ address. 

NB: Click on the note icon on the far side of the track player to see all the lyrics for the song you are listening to.

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Over 15,000 views of our recent performance of Run Free Right Now  for The Narrowboat Sessions! Check it out here.

Over 22,000 views of our further performance of Green Grass for the Narrowboat Sessions! Check THAT one out here. 

Here's a recent performance at Beardy Folk Festival ... the only survivor from the 2020 season.

Sublime…fearless and entertaining; extremely clever song-writing ...wonderful

Maverick Country Music Magazine (Run Free Right Now)