Fell + Ed Dowie
Fell is Nicolas Burrows, Jon Rulton, Matt de Kersaint Giraudeau and Dav Shiel. Fell’s songs are driven by Nicolas’s wry, off-kilter lyrics, considered vocal delivery and playful compositions: jangly guitar-pop and slow-burning pastoral folk sit alongside psychedelic freak-outs and krautrock rhythms. Nicolas’ intimate vocals float on top of woozy seaside organs and tape-wobbled guitars.
Fell’s first record, ‘There Still Are Mysteries’ was produced by Andy Ramsay of Stereolab and played extensively across BBC 6 Music. Currently signed to Lost Map, Fell’s ‘For The Pickling’ EP was released in 2019, produced by Peggy Sue/Landshapes’ Dan Blackett, featuring appearances by David Thomas Broughton and Luisa Gerstein of Deep Throat Choir. During 2020, Fell began ‘Sides’ – a singles project releasing two tracks at a time all the way from Side A up to Side Z…
A new LP, ‘Mallows Marsh’ is set for release later this year.
‘Beautiful, witty baroque pop … very special indeed’ – Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music
‘I really really love his delivery; it’s incredibly personal…a beautiful voice’ – Guy Garvey, BBC 6 Music
Ed Dowie started making music in the late 1990s with Brothers in Sound, who released three EPs and an album with Regal Recordings and BMG. After a hiatus of several years composing music for short films and theatre projects he embarking on a solo career in 2012. He released 2 EPs in 2013 and 2014 before joining the ranks of Lost Map Records, who released his debut album, The Uncle Sold in January 2017. It garnered great support from BBC6 Music and BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction, which included the album in their Top 12 albums of 2017.
Ed released his second album, The Obvious I on Pete Paphides’ label, Needle Mythology to reviews from The Quietus, Electronic Sound, Uncut, Record Collector and Mojo Magazine.
The album was produced by electronic experimental pioneer, Leafcutter John (Polar Bear, Melt Yourself Down) and was featured as a BBC6 ‘Album of the Day’ upon its release, and one of their Albums of the Year 2021.
“Hands down the record i’ve listened to most so far this year” – Electronic Sound Magazine
“Unfathomably moving, gentle but never weak, with melodies that loop around and around the brain like a mantra long after they’ve finished” – The Quietus
“I promise you, it’s absolutely fabulous” – Lauren Laverne BBC Radio 6 Music
“I love Ed Dowie and that album ’The Obvious I’, I recommend to you unreservedly” – MarkRadcliffe, BBC 6Music‘
“Palatial, 80’s-flavoured, bedroom synth pop” – Uncut Magazine (8 out of 10)