The Rowan – aka former Second Hand Marching Band drummer Rowan Smith – releases an EP, ‘Balloon Girl’.

The five tracks – which are based on solo songs written over the past 20 years and which took five years to record – are available to download for free, but on a pay-what-you-like basis with ll money received being donated to the National Autistic Society

The release features a plethora of guest musicians including Annie Accidental and Micronesia as well as the 2HMB, including Alistair Beith, Annie May Hashagen, Peter Liddle, Richard Merchant, Ross McCrae, Dave McLintock, Katie Pope, Sophie Sexon and Mark Smith. Artwork is by Katie Pope out of the Just Joans.