This site too slow? Try a mirror  --  Subscribe to the Guide  --  Find artist:
the Ectophiles' Guide: * Guide Home* What's new* * Alphabetical* Genre* Commentator* Location* Random artist* Search* Contact the editors* Credits

Felix


Country of origin:

England

Type of music generally:

Experimental alternative pop

Status:

Most recent release, Oh Holy Molar (2012)

See also:

Felix's Facebook page

Wikpedia's entry on Felix

Felix's MySpace page

Comparisons:

If Erik Satie were writing music for a vocalist in 2010. Perhaps somewhat like You are Free-era Cat Power or White Chalk-era PJ Harvey, or un updated Young Marble Giants

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

I was hooked on this band the moment I heard the haunting, quirky funkily timed "Death to Everyone But Us," and I still want to hit repeat every time I play it. Their sound is irresistible to me. This is strange, melancholy, minimalist hooky pop is utter catnip. They cite Eric Satie as one of their influences and I really hear it. This is stripped-down, contemporary, somehow a right-now version of New Wave/Art song. Or something. (Neile)

Recommended first album:

You Are The One I Pick

Recordings:


You Are The One I Pick

Release info:

2009—Kranky—KRANK139

Availability:

Wide

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended

Group members:

Lucinda Chua—vocals, piano, cello
Chris Summerlin—guitar, bass, percussion

Guest artists:

Elvis Beetham—drums

Comments:

This album is full of melancholy delights, perfect instrumentation (lovely guitar and piano, especially), clever and odd lyrics. It's one of those albums that affects my mood—it makes room for both melancholy and whimsy. The songs don't take themselves too seriously all the time, and this is a fine thing. This is one of my top albums of 2009, and certainly one of my favourite discoveries of the year. (Neile)

Oh Holy Molar

Release info:

2012—Kranky—KRANK

Availability:

Wide

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Lucinda Chua—vocals, piano, cello
Chris Summerlin—guitar, bass
Neil Turpin—drums

Guest artists:

Sophia Lester—backing vocals (5)

Comments:

Another singular, lovely, melancholy, and delightful album. I find this music amazingly emotionally affecting, taking me into their sad but lilting and beautiful world. This one is even quieter and more mournful than You Are The One I Pick but still manages to be engaging. It's a magic trick. (Neile)

Why the ads?


Artists from
England

41 - 80 of 176 entries

<<  Ad-Ca  Ca-Go  Go-Mr  Na-Ti  To-Zo  >>

Click the bullet for speed (drop the menu) or the name for convenience (keep the menu)


>
Eliza Carthy

>
Eliza Carthy & Nancy Kerr

>
Carthy Hardy Farrell Young

>
Martin Carthy

>
Caveman Hughscore

>
Sheila Chandra

>
Sheila Chandra with The Ganges Orchestra

>
Lauren Christy

>
Anne Clark

>
Josienne Clarke

>
Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker

>
Lloyd Cole

>
Shirley Collins & Davy Graham

>
Lou Cowell

>
Cranes

>
Crustation with Bronagh Slevin

>
The Cure

>
Curve

>
Daughter

>
Danielle Dax

>
The Dear Janes

>
Sandy Denny

>
Sandy Denny and The Strawbs

>
Dido

>
Nick Drake

>
Ella Edmondson

>
Eurythmics

>
Everything But The Girl

>
Marianne Faithfull

>
Felix

>
Fiel Garvie

>
Florence + The Machine

>
Julia Fordham

>
Fotheringay

>
Frou Frou

>
Peter Gabriel

>
Ivor Game

>
Genesis

>
Thea Gilmore

>
Goldfrapp

<<  Ad-Ca  Ca-Go  Go-Mr  Na-Ti  To-Zo  >>


Other Countries...
the Ectophiles' Guide: * Guide Home* What's new* * Alphabetical* Genre* Commentator* Location* Random artist* Search* Contact the editors* Credits

DISCLAIMER: Comments and reviews in the Ectophiles' Guide are excerpted from the ecto mailing list or volunteered by members of the list. They are the opinions of music enthusiasts, not professional music critics.

Entry last updated 2016-06-04 19:41:11.
Please request permission if you wish to
reproduce any of the comments in the
Ectophiles' Guide in any context.

The Ectophiles' Guide to Good Music is copyright © 1996-2004 by the editors.
Individual comments are copyright © by their authors.
Web site design and programming copyright © 1998-2004 usrbin design + programming.
All rights reserved.