expendablefriend 10


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...

Update 19/02 - I've got a couple more collabs that I'm aiming to finish off, but otherwise that might be me done for this year. I've got a big, one-off project that's overlapping with FAWM, and it seems I don't have the energy for both. Apologies for not pulling my weight with commenting this year; I'm sad about that. I'm hopeful I'll find a little more time yet before the end of the month.


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  • @mikegtz  Mar 10

    Coming back to check out the ones I missed. Hope you are good, EF.

  • @weakness Mar 1

    Ahhhh thanks a ton man! I can't wait to start listening through all your stuff next week; glad to see you cranked out a ton of stuff this February!

  • @petemurphy  Feb 11

    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  Feb 8

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

  • @petemurphy  Feb 7

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

  • @zecoop  Feb 5

    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  Feb 5

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

  • @mctown Feb 4

    Hey, shot you an idea...via FB

  • @faceofeinstein  Feb 3

    Hi!! (waves)

  • @owl  Feb 3

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

  • @haim  Feb 3

    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  Feb 3

    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  Feb 3

    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  Feb 3

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

  • @wurzelfrau Feb 1

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

  • @guatecoop  Feb 1

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

  • @guatecoop  Feb 1

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

  • @helenseviltwin  Feb 1

    (yeah, obviously)

  • @helenseviltwin  Feb 1

    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  Feb 1

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

  • @cairobraga  Feb 1

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

  • @mikedebenham  Feb 1

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

  • @shortdan  Feb 1


  • @embersofautumn Jan 31

    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  Jan 31

    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  Jan 31

    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 Jan 31

    Closer all the time...

  • @petemurphy  Jan 31

    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  Jan 30

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

  • @haim  Jan 29

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

  • @kristian  Jan 28

    «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  Jan 28

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

  • @fourzeroes  Jan 26

    Hey friend!

  • @theseventwenty Jan 26


  • @nuj4x Jan 25

  • @leepat  Jan 24

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

  • @mctown Jan 23

    Hey now...

  • @max  Jan 22

  • @embersofautumn Jan 22

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

  • @orinoco  Jan 22

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

  • @vomvorton  Jan 22

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

  • @orinoco  Jan 22


  • @adforperu  Jan 21

    Good to see you're here!

  • @frenchcricket  Jan 21

    You grab the even ones :3

  • @saxylizbeth  Jan 21

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

  • @tawalker  Jan 21

    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  Jan 20

    Ooh this biog looks fresh!

  • @helenseviltwin  Jan 20

    I wasn't intending to be quite so stealthy 😝

  • @iwilleatyou Jan 20

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

  • @iwilleatyou Jan 20

    10x10 4 this year?

  • @tawny249  Jan 20

    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.

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  • @oddbod  Jan 20

    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  Jan 20

    *waves hello*

  • @chasingandromeda  Jan 18

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

  • @zecoop  Jan 15

    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  Jan 15

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

  • @cowex  Jan 15

    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  Jan 14


    ... Do I get a toffee or something?