theidleowl 14


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

Shout out to my partner @teapot who may be doing some stuff too. If she does it'll be gold.


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  • @nuj4x Mar 1

    I felt bad leaving all my songs open and letting people comment on them while I literally ran out of time to comment back!

    Plus, some of them are going to be monetized away outside of FAWM and I had to get my plan straight!

    Dab (On Dem Haterz) is released,

  • @dreamscuba  Feb 24

    Thanks for your comments on "A Different Beat". Appreciated.

  • @ohkshea Feb 24

    Thanks for your comments on “I Know You Would!” I’m always hesitant to use strings in fear of sounding cheesy so I was glad to hear some positive insight, appreciate it!

  • @quork  Feb 23

    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 Feb 22

    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  Feb 22

    Ohhh now I get your accent I think ! 😉

  • @fonte  Feb 22

    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 Feb 22

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

  • @degausser  Feb 21

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

  • @mmmmarcus  Feb 21

    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  Feb 21

    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 Feb 20

    The best Ian Curtis vocal:

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 20

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

  • @terriellen  Feb 20

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

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 19

    And for the the Adam song

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 19

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

  • @judypie  Feb 18

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

  • @candle Feb 11

    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  Feb 9

    When are we doing a collaboration then dude?

  • @degausser  Feb 5

    Just noticed that you have your rock hands!

  • @judypie  Jan 26

    Ouiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!! : ) (that means yasssssssss!)

  • @adforperu  Jan 25

    We need to convince Jack to do it this year

  • @judypie  Jan 2018

    Hmph.. Ou est Clive?!

  • @shortdan  Jan 2018

    Clive! You in again buddy? Hope so!

  • @adforperu  Jan 2018