“Beautiful, sheeny, witty, baroque pop…very very special indeed.”
– Lauren Laverne, BBC6 Music
Fell is artist, illustrator and songwriter Nicolas Burrows, Jon Rulton, Matt DeKersaint Giraudeau and Dav Shiel. Although very much a band, Fell’s songs are driven by Nicolas’s off-kilter lyrics, playful compositions and eclectic inspirations: ethio-jazz grooves sit alongside an Elliot Smith-like vocal intimacy; seaside organs drift underneath tape-wobbled guitars.
Fell’s first record, ‘There Still Are Mysteries’ was produced by Andy Ramsay of Stereolab and provoked much excitement 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 in 2022. The new record is a patchwork album, skittering back and forth between haunted pastoral English folk, bratty garage psych-rock and majestic pop opuses, peppered with saxophones, vibes, trombones and strings.