theidleowl 12


Sheffield UK   Feb 2017  

Artist Bio

Influences:   The Tallest Man On Earth, Bob Dylan, Rage Against the Machine, Guided by Voices, Sleaford Mods, Bob Marley. I listen to loads of stuff, it probably all influences me in some way.

I'm Swiss, I've lived in England for too long. I make acoustic punk/folk music, love Nintendo, bright colours, music and muesli.

Hi all, this is my second FAWM. Last time I started about 2 weeks late and still got 6 songs up there so I'm hoping that this year, with me starting on time, I can hit somewhere close to that magic 14 mark.

I've no idea how this FAWM will go. I've just acquired a rather splendid electronic drum kit but have mainly been trying to bring my skills back to the level of 21 year old me having not played properly for ages. Thus I haven't really experimented with recording using it. We'll see, it may make an appearance.

In other news I've been teaching the children in my class ukelele which has necessitated me learning a few chords on the mini-guitar myself. It may make an appearance.

Besides all this excitement you can expect all the usual angry acoustic stuff, the occasional soppier piece, and hopefully some wackier things this year. I'm excited by the fact I have very little idea what is going to happen.

For those interested, as well as making music, I also host a podcast called 'Stick Around' about music, films, games, books and more which you can find over on

You can listen to my previous FAWM stuff on


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  • @quork  3 hours

    Thanks for your comments on “Things They Don’t Tell You in the Bible”. I had a lot of fun coming up with that vocal style and putting the song together.

  • @unclephilly 1 day

    Thanks for the kind words @theidleowl. I'm pretty bad at recording so i can't claim the lack of reverb on the vocals was a creative choice! I take the compliment though 😀

  • @fonte  1 day

    Ohhh now I get your accent I think ! 😉

  • @fonte  1 day

    Thanks you so much for your kind comment on 'Bones'. Was a hard one for me to put out there, but I guess consciously/subconsciously I've been thinking about it/writing for many many years now! So time to let go!

  • @misterd 1 day

    Thanks so much for the listen and comments on my song ' Roulette Wheel ' . I really appreciate it !

  • @degausser  2 days

    Even Clive Stevens! (I'll listen to all your new ones in bulk tomorrow)

  • @mmmmarcus  2 days

    Thank you very much for the comment on "Svårt Att Nå Dig"! Glad you liked that one. I'm thinking I should maybe try some more songs in Swedish, it was surprisingly fun.

  • @abudabard12514  2 days

    Thanks for enjoying my song! Glad you thought the production was good, I just record everything on my phone, lol. Looking forward to hearing you!

  • @radioovermoscow 3 days

    The best Ian Curtis vocal:

  • @acousticmaddie  3 days

    Thank you again for such a great comment today on "You cant change me" <3

  • @terriellen 3 days

    Thanks for the very kind words on my song about 'my songs'. Glad you like it!! 😊

  • @acousticmaddie  4 days

    And for the the Adam song

  • @acousticmaddie  4 days

    Thank you so much for your kind words on xx shades of black and for complimenting my vocals. ♡♥

  • @judypie 5 days

    Ooooh are you, WHO'S YOUR FAVE COLOSSUS?! 13 for me!

  • @candle 1 week

    Thanks for the great comment on Tender Tang. Ironically, it is a song that is not for th concept album i'm writing this year.

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @degausser  2 weeks

    When are we doing a collaboration then dude?

  • @degausser  2 weeks

    Just noticed that you have your rock hands!

  • @judypie 4 weeks

    Ouiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!! : ) (that means yasssssssss!)

  • @adforperu  4 weeks

    We need to convince Jack to do it this year

  • @judypie 4 weeks

    Hmph.. Ou est Clive?!

  • @shortdan  5 weeks

    Clive! You in again buddy? Hope so!

  • @adforperu  5 weeks