Landline Records

The Bowling Green

By the mid 1990s after a short time working as a sound engineer Micko had honed his skills as an electronic producer. Working under the moniker of ‘The Bowling Green’, Westmoreland contributed a track to the techno/electronica label Rising High’s Further Self-Evident Truths compilation, before the label folded in 1996. He signed with sister label Blue Planet, where his “Mingle” EP was released in 1996, finding critical acclaim as NME’s single of the Week. Several additional EPs surfaced, featuring collaborations with such legendary producers as Luke Vibert, µ-Ziq, T-Power and a John Peel session with Si Begg. The Bowling Green also appeared on several scene-defining compilations for labels such as Rising High/Blue Planet, Law & Auder and Shadow Records. His debut full-length album, “One Pound Note”, was released in 1998 and subsequently picked up by Trent Reznor’s Nothing Records (Interscope) in the USA, along with Warp artists Squarepusher, Plaid and Autechre. A sophomore album, “Fabrications”, appeared in 2002 for the Spiky label.

A final set of Bowling Green releases was announced on social media in spring 2022 with a single ‘Wonky’ (25/08/22) leading to an album called ‘Self Titled’ released late November (2022).


2022: Self-Titled

2002: Fabrications
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1998: One Pound Note
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  • Think what you're doing

  • Light from a different sun

  • Hot Potootie

  • Tigons and Liger