expendablefriend 8


Cambridge GB   Mar 2009


Artist Bio

Influences:   Neil Finn, Everything Everything, Third Eye Blind, Iron and Wine, Gravenhurst, the LK.


Short on time, long on excuses. Guess I'll just have to sleep less.
Happy FAWMing, everyone!

Update 12/02 - pausing for a breather, more songs later in the month...


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  • @petemurphy  5 days

    Just wanted to let you know - I was out waking the dogs this morning, and I couldn't stop singing the chorus of 'Hiding In The Bathroom'. I've also been having the same with the chorus of 'Yeah, You're Going To Struggle' (especially the harmonies on "yeeeaaah") at various points over the weekend. I only heard them a few times, and that was back on Friday or Saturday.
    Memorable, yes!

  • @mattblick  1 week

    Hey IndispensableFawmer - looking forward to your new tunes - they always spark joy!

  • @petemurphy  1 week

    Just listened to all yer tunes in a row. Fabulous. I'll get comments in soon.

  • @zecoop  1 week

    By the way... in 2016, NancyRost, Standup, Pfoo and I wrote a 4-track collaboration called "Hiding in the Bathroom". But that is not why that song of yours was my favorite of the four. 😀

  • @zecoop  1 week

    I FB messaged you a song... See what you think. No worries either way. 😀

  • @mctown 1 week

    Hey, shot you an idea...via FB

  • @faceofeinstein  1 week

    Hi!! (waves)

  • @owl  1 week

    hello and happy FAWM! I'm very excited to see what you come up with this year, it is always a delight.

  • @haim  1 week

    Thanks, yes it is quite a journey.. Even now with fawm, still struggling to release the first song. waiting to see what you are preparing!

  • @thelowestbitter  1 week

    Oh the pink unicorn latte is all too real. ‘The magical drink is a pink hot chocolate (made using white chocolate) finished with whipped cream, sprinkles, raspberry sauce and topped a with a “big fluff of candy floss”.’ 😱

  • @mistermann  1 week

    Excellent tag line this year.
    “Guess I’ll just have to sleep less” has always been my informal life motto, for better or worse.

  • @sherrycanary  1 week

    Came by to ssy hi..and to hear your wonderful music

  • @wurzelfrau 2 weeks

    I'm so so so looking forward to your songs!!!
    Happy FAWM to you! 😀

  • @guatecoop  2 weeks

    Yup, that’s pretty amazing. I loved it!

  • @guatecoop  2 weeks

    Thank you thank you! I may have listened to it, but sometimes a good example is helpful to me.

  • @helenseviltwin  2 weeks

    (yeah, obviously)

  • @helenseviltwin  2 weeks

    I'm not sure how I feel about calling pizza disgusting... Could we say that it is definitely better with vegetables on it. That, I can get behind

  • @helenseviltwin  2 weeks

    I feel like we need to write a GdJ song about pizza - or pizza imposter.... Let's write a song about calzone

  • @cairobraga  2 weeks

    you're freaking amazing! #fangirling have a super FAWM!

  • @mikedebenham  2 weeks

    Have a great FAWM. Always a treat to hear new EF.

  • @shortdan  2 weeks


  • @embersofautumn 2 weeks

    Aww, thanks for the positive post. Here's hoping I can get some stuff written. If I don't (or anything listenable) have a great year!

  • @calumcarlyle  2 weeks

    Hi EF, you're right, I'm hoping to be more active this fawm. Let me know if you fancy doing a collab btw!

  • @charliecheney  2 weeks

    Would LOVE to collaborate with you again. Name the time and topic. I even took some gear out of some old boxes yesterday, may actually have a recording set up too if you fancy a longer percolating piece. I might experiment with a midi keyboard I had buried under a blender.

  • @mctown 2 weeks

    Closer all the time...

  • @petemurphy  2 weeks

    Hey, Jacqui! I wanted to say thank you. You really helped me a couple of months back, when I was struggling. A few words you said made a big difference to my musical approach. I'm more grateful than you could ever know. I hope you're doing ok.

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  2 weeks

    THE. SAME! 😀
    Good to see you too! 😀

  • @haim  2 weeks

    Hiiii! have a great february. Waiting to hear you.

  • @kristian  2 weeks

    «Oh allright, I might go for a few tunes,» the viking said, lazely glancing over the bloody battlefield. «England was a rather easy win.» said Bjolnor, his mate and Axe-sharpener. «Aye, it was» said the viking «we should probably write a song to celebrate. Lets find some locals who haven’t had their Vocal chords ruined by too much mead». And so they wandered across the fields, cursing the rain

  • @evinwolverton  2 weeks

    I humbly invite you to beat my dumb ass to the finish line with whatever spare moments you have ♥︎

  • @fourzeroes  2 weeks

    Hey friend!

  • @theseventwenty 2 weeks


  • @nuj4x 3 weeks

  • @leepat  3 weeks

    the shortness of time only amplifies the intensity of the presence!

  • @mctown 3 weeks

    Hey now...

  • @max  3 weeks

  • @embersofautumn 3 weeks

    Here's hoping I can get something written this year. But always looking forward to the new Expendable Friend stuff!

  • @orinoco  3 weeks

    Why thank you! As always looking forward to your tunes 😀

  • @vomvorton  3 weeks

    Gotcha! All-cat grunge-pop comin' atcha!

  • @orinoco  3 weeks


  • @adforperu  3 weeks

    Good to see you're here!

  • @frenchcricket  3 weeks

    You grab the even ones :3

  • @saxylizbeth  3 weeks

    Hopefully I’ll do better than last year! Any recommendations for predominantly lyric fawmers would be appreciated 😀

  • @tawalker  3 weeks

    Thanks for your soundboard message 😀 I just spotted that you included Iron & Wine in your influences - I just discovered them last year, and "The Creek Drank The Cradle" was "my" album of 2018 (yup, just 16 years late!). It influenced the songs I managed to write/record last year, which I've just released on my Bandcamp. Great taste 😁 See you here in a few days!

  • @tobermory  3 weeks

    Ooh this biog looks fresh!

  • @helenseviltwin  3 weeks

    I wasn't intending to be quite so stealthy 😝

  • @iwilleatyou 3 weeks

    Hmm. Let me think about it..........Ok I thought about it. I'll do it. :-p

  • @iwilleatyou 3 weeks

    10x10 4 this year?

  • @tawny249  3 weeks

    Oooo. Just listened to a song on your Soundcloud EP. That is some sweet stuff you have there. Watchlist'd! 😁 Hope to hear more from you! Happy FAWMing.

  • @balancelost  3 weeks


  • @oddbod  3 weeks

    Hi, thanks for popping by. Yes, have a great February.
    I'll be tucking into your ear candy as usual...seeing as you're out of toffees

  • @metalfoot  3 weeks

    *waves hello*

  • @chasingandromeda  4 weeks

    Hope you're back in full force this year! Looking forward to hearing your work!

  • @zecoop  4 weeks

    Hope all is well with you and you find the time to make some incredible music this year. I say it every year - but I don't care about being a broken record when your music is always so freaking amazing. Maybe a collaboration will happen someday. A guy can dream, right? 😀

  • @valeriecox  4 weeks

    Hope you're in this year. We all need songs that teach us if we're turning into a dic...I mean parsnip. 😛

  • @cowex  4 weeks

    EF, I appreciate you. I can't predict how you're going to blow my mind this year (as is the nature of mind-blowing), but I suspect it will happen. Thank you in advance.

  • @mdavisto  4 weeks


    ... Do I get a toffee or something?