Adam Follett 14


Sheffield UK   Jan 2011  

Artist Bio

Influences:   Ariana Grande, and Captain Beefheart.

2017 aka FAWM #07.

7th FAWM incoming!

My band PILOSA (with @shortdan) have just released our debut album a few weeks ago which I mixed myself, so have had plenty of practise lately! In fact, all but 2 of the tracks were originally FAWM tracks!

As always, give me a shout if you're up for a collaboration but can't make promises with time and all that.

Plenty of friends doing FAWM again this year (I hope), but just one shout out for my ladyfriend @judypie

20/2/17 I feel like I'm way behind, but it keeps popping up on my Timehop that I've been in th same situation ever year, ha! Got a few colloborations working away in the background so should be ok, I'm definitely way behind on my listening and commenting, but will remedy that on my lunch breaks all week

EXTRA UPDATE: I reckon part of my FAWM lull has been because my MS-20 is broke and has been since 13th Jan. Today I've found out, against all odds, it's been FIXED! Fuck yes!!

FAWM win, hooray! I feel like I did a lot of filler this year, and felt like I put off FAWMing more than usual, but still enjoyed it! You'll never know how grateful I am that people the world over take time out their day to play my music and comment. Thank you so much. I'll be here all through March so I hope you stick around to read my comments 😀 Thanks to @judypie, @hanley, and @susyblue for the collabs!


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  • @shortdan  Mar 8

    'Looking For Help' is downloadable now - I thought it was my default setting to be honest!

  • @crlntgr Mar 8

    Thanks for all your support!! Your comments and open ears really helped me out this year!

    You can check out the full album here:

  • @ryako  Mar 7

    Sorry for the late reply again. I crashed after FAWM. Thanks for the comments on my songs! I really appreciate it.

  • @radicalmguy  Mar 6

    Appreciate the feedback, thank you!

  • @crlntgr Mar 6

    Yes, all original field recordings on "remains of biotic life pt.1" 😀

  • @julesbf  Mar 5

    Thanks for your comment on 2 weeks, a difficult subject to write about but I am pleased with where it is going.

  • @tinam Mar 5

    i hope my riff didnt damage your bits! 😀
    & i should thank you for giving me so many listens this month....
    im not realy here any more.. just returning now & then to reciprocate comments left
    i will check out your last songs tomorrow

  • @caterwauler  Mar 5

    Thank you for your lovely feedback.
    No worries about "breaking the flow" ; FAWM may indeed get overwhelming sometimes, I know the feeling well. 😀
    Congrats on another successful FAWM. I've enjoyed all your songs, as always. You're an impressive songwriter.

  • @pcob1993  Mar 5

    Thanks Adam, greatly appreciated.... I'm under the gun work-wise but I listen every night to new stuff and I'm usually blown away... I'll get back to you.. Cheers mate.

  • @oddbod  Mar 5

    Yes, I got a little behind in my listening the last 10 days or so - too Fawmed out to comment, but the break has helped. Congrats on hitting the 14 - some real top notch songs again this year

  • @mikedebenham  Mar 5

    Congrats, mate. Cheers for another top batch of Follett. (Re the sounds on Normal Day, I think I layered a soft organ with a (synth) e-piano that I set to distort a bit on higher velocities, then just rammed it through an enormous reverb and started noodling.)

  • @phlex Mar 4

    Hey! I've put up a bandcamp page at
    Hopefully you can download it there.

  • @sueawesome Mar 2

    thanks for the comment love!!

    yeah, I definitely try to aim at a person, but from song to song it's never the same person if that makes sense

  • @karlsburg25  Mar 2

    Ps i thought you may like the swirly stuff. that was just for you 😉

  • @karlsburg25  Mar 2

    Cheers matey. Always means a lot coming from you . not just due to your gorgeous Sheff accent. I am dedicating tomorrow to pleasure listen in my hammock with a warm flask of stuarts tea and some fags! its now 2am here so i must stop seeing if i complete my challenge of writing this without a typo or any wifi reference and lay my weary chang filled head x

  • @owl  Mar 2

    Thanks for commenting on "Sugar in Tea". I actually don't take any kind of sweetener in my tea OR my coffee so that part is totally a disgusting work of fiction.

  • @piney  Mar 2

    Thank you for all your comments and listens. I love what I have heard from you so far and I am excited to listen more! 😀 I do not really have any websites. I do have a soundcloud but I don't use it! lol I'll follow you just in case I have a musical explosion within the next 11 months.

  • @judypie Mar 2

    Thank you for your comments on my song, Incandescent Decadence.

  • @ampersandman  Mar 2

    Wow, thanks for your kind words. And getting a Slint reference made my day!

  • @balancelost  Mar 1

    Well, I was at work so...let me just say I didn't get up from my desk for a while.
    I thought the lack of collab was because we'd be stepping on each other's size 12s, but I'm definitely up for it. Let's pencil it in for 2018.
    Definitely not too late for the other track. It might even be the perfect finishing touch for my burgeoning hip-hop album.
    Thanks so much for all the kind words again this year btw!

  • @degausser  Mar 1

    Not sure how Opt Out suddenly has a family but happy to roll with that.. And ahaha on the plectrum. I mashed all my nails up over the last month. Almost need a month of not playing so they can recover!

  • @crlntgr Mar 1

    Reading your comments is what kept me going this year man, really. Thank you!! Good job on 14! 😁

  • @shortdan  Mar 1

    And thanks for those comments! Thom Yorke meets Josh Homme? Ha, I'll have that!!

  • @shortdan  Mar 1

    Yup, that progression is 100% @hanley's! I just mirrored it for the synth part I inserted. Felt like there was so much implied melody that it was a doddle to make something up on the fly to sing over the top 😀

  • @shortdan  Mar 1

    Ah, I see what you mean about the instruments rather than sections. Yeah, I agree - but I did do it ridiculously quickly (my quickest FAWM track ever!). May even mess around with it this month - we'll see 👍

  • @crlntgr Mar 1

    The kick in "wiederholen wiederholen" was created by: recording myself lightly dropping a rock onto a larger rock, processed and eq'd. Thanks for commending my melodic skills!!

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  • @susancantey  Feb 28

    My dad was from Sheffield!! Archibald James Macintyre. Sure do miss him. Off to listen to your tunes now....

  • @francessmith Feb 28

    Thanks for your comment on "Through the winter nights". I'll try that extra reverb, I've been too afraid of using too much. Time for change!

  • @mikedebenham  Feb 28

    Ha, I have the opposite problem. When I try to sing loud and angry, an inner voice kicks in and says 'Hey, easy there, Mike. Calm down. Don't make a scene.'

    One more! You can do it. I'll be back to hoover it all up when I've had some sleep.

  • @lanasolyluna Feb 28

    Hey, I'll take a "lazy" M.I.A. comparison any day 😀 Thanks!!!

  • @phlex Feb 27

    Hey! Sorry I meant I usually delete the unfinished songs. I'll do mp3 versions of the other stuff if you want! Good luck with 14!

  • @jessica14  Feb 27

    One more to go! You can do it 😀

  • @ryako  Feb 26

    Hey, thanks for the great comments! I really value your opinion and I'm always impressed by your work, too, so it means a lot to me when you comment. I don't know why I'm trying to make this musical. It's freaking killing me!

  • @bettyhammer Feb 26

    Thank you for the nice comments on our tracks....@phlex and I are collaborating this Fawm...But we are also collaborators in the game of life. I have enjoyed listening to your music too.

  • @teapot Feb 26

    Yes, it'd be great to do a collab next year 😀 😀

  • @judypie Feb 26

    Ah yes the filter and bitcrush effects, I was in two minds about those! (Japes I've no idea what you're saying). But thanks puss 😀

  • @ajna1960  Feb 26

    If you are still up for collabs, I'd be interested 😀

  • @sueawesome Feb 26

    I just was scrolling through the whatever it's called on my fawm and saw you had tagged me on the recommended lyrics forum... You are so unbelievably sweet!! I appreciate every comment ever given to me because sometimes I think it must be painful for people to spend the time reading something and not even like it by the end, so it's so nice when they do take the time and like it as well. To have you suggest me though was above and beyond awesome...somehow it was better than a comment. Thank you ✨✨✨✨✨

  • @jbp123 Feb 26

    Trying to get some listening done this weekend, so will steadily make my way through your stuff. Looking forward to it 😁

  • @heidiserwer  Feb 25

    Hey! Thanks for the nice comments on "Sinking Slowly." I blinked and you're up to ten songs... nice work! I look forward to checking them out this weekend.

  • @websheldon Feb 25

    Ad!! That weird synth you asked whether it was fed through a resonator.. it's a synth that fed through this plug in thats meant for drums called "Anarchy Rhythms" - I don't use many external Plug Ins other than for Limiting/Compressing but I"m trying to start now as some of the things you can do are v exciting! Love your suggestion about the high end in 'dance some more' - I wasn't happy with that section and I think that could help. Also - I think I want to bring the drums more forward in the mix and put the bass back slightly cos I love the drum beat and I think its a bit lost. Really appreciate the suggestions you sent !

  • @judypie Feb 25

    Haha I had to use the effect to meld the call to prayer in! Can't hear Ichabod in it myself 😞

  • @zecoop  Feb 24

    Man... thanks for all the listens and comments. it's means a ton coming from you, and I really do appreciate it. I am so far behind on listening, and although I have almost 400 comments I have only one on yours, which are always so amazing. I'm making that right by listening to the Pilosa album this morning as my work music. Sounds fantastic! I'll get to the proper FAWM listening soon, I promise. 😀

  • @thelowestbitter Feb 23

    Haha! How good is Death Spiral?! I preordered the deluxe marbled/etched D-side vinyl and it's beautiful, massive lyric booklet and all. Not cheap at £30 but I allowed myself the extravagance and glad I did.

  • @karlsburg25  Feb 23

    Have to be when wifi works. Seriously though its a shame susy isn't a sheff lass as you couldn't half make some live magic

  • @theawkwardsleep  Feb 23

    You know, I was thinking the same thing on the Slay Song - we are thinking of doing a heavy guitar bit with some screamy vox, but I couldn't be bothered to figure all that out now 😀 I'll be back to listen more - we've been absolutely awful about commenting this year!

  • @santadharma Feb 23

    Wow looks like you've been productive while we've been offline. Looking forward to getting caught up. Thanks for always taking the time to comment on our stuff even when we disappear. 😀

  • @hanley  Feb 23

    haha - well, maybe it'll snowball for us now too!
    How you looking to get to 14 by end of the month?
    Think I'll fall a few short (again) 😞
    We've got a friends wedding-ish thing on all weekend...

    PS. Cheers for the collab too, twas' great fun! My bro in law's hassling me to send it into local radio stations already!

  • @hanley  Feb 23

    Just listening to Your Town by White Woman... forgot this song even existed! I can see where you're coming from with that, except his voice sounds more like yours than Susy's!
    So now that I have time (well, before I fall asleep at the keyboard) I'll listen to your (newest) collab! Will comment there as Susy might complain if I only direct my compliments towards you...

  • @mikedebenham  Feb 23

    Well, I'm an Aussie, been here most of my life, but born in the UK to British parents (non-Londoners). However, I did spend a few months in London a couple of years back, so yeah, @judypie is basically right. As cockney as Dick Van Dyke, guvna.

  • @spiderhound1  Feb 23

    Thank you @adforperu for your comments on "Collision." I appreciate that as I really try to focus on sounds not overstaying their welcome. I can tell from listening to "Woodpeckers" that you are of the same mindset.

  • @spiderhound1  Feb 23

    Thank you @adforperu for your comments on Void. I agree this is more in the edm territory, but I had to follow where the song was taking me and apparently it wanted to go to EDM town. Not to worry... I have more diverse tracks to share. I layered several different synth sounds to get them sounding nice and massive. Thank you for taking the time to comment.

  • @theidleowl  Feb 22

    Thanks for the feedback it's much appreciated! Glad you like it. It is indeed an open tuning. The one used by Tall Man on 'You're Going Back' I think 😀. I nick all my tunings off him. Will be blasting out your stuff tomorrow morning in my FAWM catch up event.

  • @thelowestbitter Feb 22

    Yeah I couldn't resist, had a listen through last night - far too dense to comprehend in one listen but it sounded pretty damn good. Also there's a song that is basically Longstreth does Futuresex/Lovesounds, and it's as good as that sounds.

  • @viktiglark  Feb 22

    Thank you for your honesty regarding the BoC influence on my song, lol! 😁 I kinda think so too - I had to get it out of my system!

  • @hoboghost Feb 21

    A lot of your songs are not playing for me--broken link. Makes me sad man.

  • @judypie Feb 19

    Are they? Ha, who knew! 😁

  • @teapot Feb 19

    Thanks for your feedback again Ad. A bit like Beth Gibbons? Ah, thanks- she has a beautiful voice! If you have any ideas about giving my last song the trip-hop treatment, please do let me know as I would much appreciate your help!!

  • @sciren  Feb 17

    Definitely interested in collaborating this year. I'm not pushing for the whole 14, but I'll have some free time soon to lay down some vocals. Have any ideas you can send me? E-mail me!

  • @heidiserwer  Feb 17

    Yep. My 14-yo does think you're cool while finding me about as uncool as uncool can be. Guess that's all part of my job. Haha. Tricky to silence that inner critic enough to actually enjoy what we create, I totally understand.

  • @ryako  Feb 17

    Hey, I'm okay. Thanks for checking up on me. I've been sick with a cold for the last two weeks and it just killed me (and my voice). Up until two days ago, my right ear has been plugged up and my hearing was a bit funny. I'm on the mend, but I have a lot of catching up to do, both listening and writing.

  • @yukinsain806 Feb 15

    Hello, I added my first song finally!
    It's super short but it would be nice if you enjoy it😄

  • @iwilleatyou Feb 15

    Cheers! No I don't do any social media stuff. In fact I have no internet at home. I just go to WiFi cafe's etc. when I need to. I had a facebook account for about two years and used it maybe four times tops. I'm just not into it. Well that and no time. FAWM is the most time I spend online. Anyhow believe me, there's not much action at my end. I'd be twitting stupid shit like, "hey look at me...I'm vacuuming now". Maybe I'll get a band together and start touring that way i'll get some action.
    But yeah you and Julie are fun here. You both make FAWM fun.

  • @bhaile  Feb 15

    Thanks for the comment on Seize the Day. I had never listened to The Tallest Man on Eart before. Interesting stuff 😀

  • @reisupstudio  Feb 15

    Lol! Didn't mean to repeat myself! Getting more tech savvy with every FAWM day!

  • @steffan  Feb 15

    Listen... no need to make me self conscious about my shirt collection.

  • @oddbod  Feb 14

    guilty as charged

  • @karlsburg25  Feb 14

    Cheers matey . I had 3 guitars on orange Lady. I sense my lo fi productions getting bigger and I can't stop myself!! Generation Dream has 4!!! And a plastic pot with stones !!! Btw wifi good in the fish restaurant in case you were wondering 😉

  • @websheldon Feb 14

    Cheers for all the comments so far! I think you're spot on about putting the Chorus straight away in 'Turn It Up', and I'd probably shorten it a little to make it more poppy! For the (I Believe...) song the sample was a little creation of my own messing with re-pitching and fx but made to sound like a sample so glad it worked 😉 Also thinkin that one could be lengthened just a little as well like you mentioned so the bass doesn't drop out so soon in the chorus at the end 😀

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 14

    Thanks for cruising by and listening to 'Lie Down'. Your kind words are appreciated! It's actually not a thumb piano but a tuned recycled gas bottle. 😀

  • @heidiserwer  Feb 13

    Thanks for your comments on "Mixtape." I'm struggling a little this time around for inspiration other than politics. Haha.

  • @oddbod  Feb 13

    Sleep by Max Richter is great if you like something to completely chill to, although I recommend the "From Sleep" option.. it's a selection of tracks lasting an hour.
    The complete thing is over 8 hours!! and costs £35 to download

  • @theawkwardsleep  Feb 13

    well shit, that is about the best compliment you can give me - comparing my vox to warpaint (one of my absolute faves) I'll be back to listen more in a bit 😉

  • @shortdan  Feb 12

    I was hoping you might say that! It would need substantial reworking for the band but I reckon it would be worth us revisiting it together next month 😀

  • @shortdan  Feb 11

    Most likely candidate so far aye (that and the charango piece obvs). Love it 😀

  • @heidiserwer  Feb 11

    Thanks for your comments on Runaway. Yeah, I tried something different vocally this time. Felt right with the song but I am a little self-conscious about it. Never sure when the line crosses into self-indulgence when it comes to singing, so my comfort zone is far from that line. Haha.

  • @erinkelsey3 Feb 11

    Hallo and a late happy FAWM! Your influences in your bio make me happy. 😁

  • @crlntgr Feb 10

    Truly appreciate you taking the time to listen and comment on all of my tracks. Really keeps me going! Thanks!

  • @teapot Feb 10

    Once again, thank you for such lovely comments. I quite like a bit of T Swift too so that's definitely a compliment. More music from you too now please 😀

  • @judypie Feb 10

    Well you could make it through the night and IV it to me?!

  • @mikedebenham  Feb 10

    Ah, of course! I was trying to figure out how Schumann the composer fit into the picture.

  • @teapot Feb 9

    Thanks for your very kind comments Adam, so encouraging. I shall listen to your songs now!

  • @thecontortionist Feb 9

    Hey, just logged in for the first time since 2015 and noticed your message. Obviously I'm a bit late now to do FAWM "properly", but I'm tempted to do the whole thing in a day. 14 songs in 24 hours. There's a 50/50 chance it'll happen.

  • @heidiserwer  Feb 9

    Thanks, Adam, for your recent comments. I wasn't sure how such an honest song would play out and I'm still a little uncomfortable with it. But it's there, so I posted 😀. I'm off to a slow-ish start this month with listening and commenting but, as always, have loved the songs that you've shared so far.

  • @inger Feb 8

    Thanks so much for commenting on my Icy Rivers song!

  • @thelowestbitter Feb 7

    I'm calling it, new Dirty Projectors is the AOTY. Sure, I've only heard 1/3 of it but that 1/3 is amazing.

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 7

    Cheers, Adam! Thanks for taking the time to listen to 'What if you died today?' I'm really glad you liked it!

  • @mrmule Feb 7

    I listened through all of your last years fawm-songs. great stuff!

  • @jani Feb 7

    Thanks so kindly for your comments 😀 You give great feedback! Look forward to hearing your stuff 😀

  • @bluescreen Feb 7

    Thanks for the constructive feedback, I reckon I'll probably shorten a strange presence so it can make a better transitional track when I finish the album

  • @ryako  Feb 7

    Thanks for your comments! Sorry it's taken a while to reply, but I've been very under the weather.

  • @natchdan  Feb 7

    I haven't actually heard it yet - that's my "to-do" for today! The main reason for the reference was because I essentially nicked the marimba from Cirrus.

  • @natchdan  Feb 7

    Perhaps I was too subtle - it's a nod to Bonobo (Black Sands and all that). Glad you like it!

  • @richforperu Feb 6

    What are you doing on Saturday morning? Do you want to do some rapping? I am at a lose end until about 4pm...

  • @judypie Feb 6

    Tea?! It worked! 😁

  • @yam655  Feb 6

    Congratulations for making it to the Century Club!

  • @jbp123 Feb 6

    Ah man, I love Max Richter. Can't handle comparisons like that though *blushes*. I know, 3 songs is a bit ridiculous. Practically a record (no pun intended) for me!

  • @jbp123 Feb 6

    Man, my timing is terrible. The staccato parts got away from me! I couldn't be arsed to record them again 😏

  • @crlntgr Feb 5

    Appreciate your comment! I do meticulously edit my tracks(it's like audio surgery to me) It can slow the process down though, but I'm pushing myself pretty hard to create this album.