James Young

@avidfanman twitter facebook soundcloud

Bristol UK / Feb 2012

Artist Bio

Influences:   Jimmy Eat World, Nine Inch Nails, Foo Fighters, Suede, Tenacious D, Metallica, U2, Alkaline Trio, Slash, REM, Nirvana, Lady Gaga, Soundgarden, Billy Talent, Spyglass, Tank Top Rebellion

UPDATE: FAWM 2014 has been a good one! You can listen to everything I contributed to here: http://soundcloud.com/avidfanman/sets/fawm-2014

I am a Bristol-based singer-songwriter and home recording enthusiast. I also do vocals, guitar, bass & occasional drums with notionally-London based rock trio AvidFan (http://avidfan.net) with fellow FAWMer @Sw1n3flu. This is my third FAWM - previous efforts are here:


I am very excited to get back at it, in particular at collaborating with @Sw1n3flu & @Zeroshift on new side-project Good Guy Sôjàbé.

I will be recording using GarageBand for iOS (via Apogee Jam) & Mac (via Digi002).

Songs (22)

1 Sunrise 5
Feb 2014
2 Never Coming Home 18
Feb 2014
3 Should I Go (Far) Away? @sw1n3flu  5
Feb 2014
4 The Best Zong In The World @sw1n3flu  11
Feb 2014
5 Change Your Stripes @zeroshift 10
Feb 2014
6 Latter Day Sins @sw1n3flu  6
Feb 2014
7 Freshen Up! 2
Feb 2014
8 Broken World @sw1n3flu  8
Feb 2014
9 Exquisite Corpse ALFA (Simple) @corpsecorps  1
Feb 2014
10 Meat Market 9
Feb 2014
11 Head Movies 5
Feb 2014
12 Wetlands 15
Feb 2014
13 Exquisite Corpse GOLF (Free-For-All) @corpsecorps  1
Feb 2014
14 Abandonment 8
Feb 2014
15 Exquisite Corpse KILO (Complex) @corpsecorps  1
Feb 21
16 Barely Awake 5
Feb 23
17 I Hate You 9
Feb 23
18 4-Track Cassette Collab Emotional Taxidermy (with avidfanman, songsville and standup) @zecoop  17
Feb 26
19 Make It Up 6
Feb 26
20 Habit Releaser 7
Feb 26
21 Exquisite Corpse LIMA (Lyrics First) @corpsecorps  1
Feb 26
22 4-track cassette collab "Let There Be Dark" @standup  6
Feb 28


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  • @zecoop  Mar 5


  • @mikegtz  Mar 5

    Thanks for visiting the 50 foot Girl song. Nice to meet you here this year.

  • @bradbrubaker  Mar 4

    Thanks for the song link!

  • @sherrycanary  Mar 4

    Thanks to comments on my FAWM song.

  • @zecoop  Mar 4

    that's great having a heart on Emotional Taxidermy... Hearts are so hard. I took them all off for a while, because I often just want to heart everything. Someone asked where to start so I put a few hearts on. I've added a few more a few times and almost put one there anyway. I'm enjoying that one lot too. smile

  • @zecoop  Mar 3

    I'm with you on the slow version of Emotional Taxidermy. It sounds completely authentic 80's. With a little different vocal timbre, it could fit as Joy Division. smile The fast one is just too happy sounding, lol. I'll be digging into your songs soon. Really enjoyed doing that collab, though! smile

  • @neilcampbell Feb 28

    Thanks for your comment on my explore-the-core effort. You've got some really high quality songs here, congratulations on a successful February!

  • @taracraig  Feb 27

    Hello, thanks for commenting on my version of Lucky Strikes. Explore the Core is always a fun exercise.

  • @skullcrush Feb 27

    Hey, thanks for commenting on the Dalek Exquisite Corpse. The lyrics that you quoted are mine ^__^ Glad you enjoyed it!

  • @mosno  Feb 26

    Hello James,
    So glad you enjoyed our "Norwegian Blue Blues" song big_smile it was fun to do!

  • @zeroshift Feb 25

    As always, thanks for your awesome comments. I would happily hand over UYS over to you, as considering recent circumstances I doubt I'll be able to get the same violinist over again. :-

  • @arthurrossi Feb 24

    Hey! Thanks so much for the lovely comment!

  • @marvsmooth  Feb 24

    Thank you for the kind words about Wetlands.

  • @marvsmooth  Feb 24

    I have put music to and recorded a demo for @sherrycanary's song Wetlands - *38061

  • @sw1n3flu  Feb 24

    Thanks for all of the comments dude!

  • @martindavies Feb 24

    Cheers for your post mate ..really pleased you enjoyed the tune

  • @arthurrossi Feb 23

    Hi! I would love it if you gave it a try! Please, let me know if/when you would like me to add you as collaborator... Once again, thank you so much...

  • @arthurrossi Feb 22

    Hey! Once again I owe you my full gratitude for your wonderful comments... Thank you so much...

  • @zeroshift Feb 2014

    Sadly Reaper wouldn't load the telephone voice plugin, so what you hear is EQ settings experimentation!

  • @shutyatrap Feb 2014

    Thank you very much for checking out my single chord song the other day! I do appreciate this.

  • @zeroshift Feb 2014

    Congrats, you're done! big_smile Time for another 14 before the 28th?

  • @katie15  Feb 2014

    Thankyouthankyouthankyou for your advice! I will go check on my SoundCloud settings now.

  • @arthurrossi Feb 2014

    Thank you sooooooo much for the wonderful comment! smile

  • @benjo Feb 2014

    hey james thanks for the kind comments
    glad you liked the song

  • @jamkar Feb 2014

    ?? I got your old fragment from Golf which is already competed. I think I just need lyrics from @plainwhitetoast on this one.

  • @jamkar Feb 2014

    Sorry James, misread. I will await lyrics then.

  • @jamkar Feb 2014

    James can you send your Corpse Lima part to jmkarns@yahoo.com or else email me the link. The full URL didn't fit on the fawm post I guess.

  • @zeroshift Feb 2014

    I should credit you, really. Though @sw1n3flu only really contributed by saying GET A MAC. big_smile

  • @tcelliott  Feb 2014

    Yeah, I liked your take on the wetlands as well. Yours just might have been my favorite.

  • @wolfkier  Feb 2014


  • @js6 Feb 2014

    Thank you for the kind words!

  • @corpsecorps  Feb 2014

    The Alfa corpse is posted: *36978
    You can create a song and add @corpsecorps as a collaborator, if you want to get credit toward 14.

  • @jamkar Feb 2014

    O.K. I got it James! I'll get started.

  • @jamkar Feb 2014

    I could not open your link for some reason. Can you email to me?

  • @brownium  Feb 2014

    My contribution to Kilo Corpse complete, sent on to @downburst .

  • @brownium  Feb 2014

    Got the Kilo Corpse fragment. I'll be working on it today, and hope to ship it out before the night is over.

  • @taylortay  Feb 2014

    Howdy James! Because @downburst is suffering some issues with his computer, you've been escalated in the order of Exquisite Corpse Golf; you'll be second in line now. Once you've produced your piece, send the last 10 seconds to @jamkar, and the full 60 seconds to me for stitching. Much appreciated! Here's the end of my first tune for you to go from: http://mrsparkie.com.au/songs/TaylorTay_ExquisiteCorpseGolf15seconds.mp3

  • @plainwhitetoast  Feb 2014

    Howdy! Can you send me the full piece for Corpse Alfa via the email link in my profile? Thanks.

  • @ballyhoot  Feb 2014

    Thanks for your reply. Right-clicking worked. I always forget that. I have the WAV now and can get cracking. Thanks!

  • @ballyhoot  Feb 2014

    Hey, I got your snippet for the exquisite corpse. I'd like to download the snippet so I can put it in my recording software to help me transition from your bit to mine, but I can't figure out how to download your snippet from your site.

  • @sw1n3flu  Jan 2014


  • @zeroshift Jan 2014


  • @jamkar Jan 2014

    Thank for your kind comments on "Evening Star". That song was actually a warm up exercise that I adapted from a piano instruction book that I liked, and was so simple to do. I used Native Instruments Komplete suite of instruments, and it made it sound bigger!

  • @ianuarius  Jan 2014

    you gotta bring some noise! I'm counting on you! big_smile

  • @standup  Jan 2014

    Hey, sometime soon, send me a mail address to add to the 4-track FAWM mailing list

  • @arthurrossi Jan 2014

    Hey! I am glad to see you participate in Fawm this year again! Have an amazing and prolific songwriting-season! smile

  • @sw1n3flu  Jan 2014


  • @standup  Jan 2014

    For 4-track collaboration: Send your mailing address to me at eagner2@yahoo.com, I'll put together a list of addresses and e-mail it back out

  • @sw1n3flu  Jan 2014

    Aren't you that dude from Good Guy Sojabe??!

  • @sw1n3flu  Jan 2014