Helen 26


Cambridge UK   Jan 2007


Artist Bio

Influences:   PJ Harvey, Sleater-Kinney, Kate Bush, Blondie

FAWM number 12. I like the number 12

I don't need people to thank me for song comments. Go comment on a song instead. Doesn't have to be one of mine, any song.

Well, I made it to a double FAWM, although that's not entirely reflected on my page, due to a couple of multi-participant collaborations. Pretty pleased with that!

Songs (26)

#1 My Soul is Open Wide @valeriecox  26
Feb 2018
#2 Firebrand the flower breathing dragon 22
Feb 2018
#3 Adulterated @valeriecox  21
Feb 2018
#4 Cheese monkeys 20
Feb 2018
#5 Can You Be Me? 11
Feb 2018
#6 Strangers in my house (now with singing) @guatecoop  22
Feb 2018
#7 We sent you flowers @expendablefriend  29
Feb 2018
#8 List of things @nancyrost  11
Feb 2018
#9 Between the Lines (Goddammit Jeremiah - also with orinoco) @expendablefriend  12
Feb 2018
#10 Star! (Goddammit Jeremiah - also with expendablefriend and apologies to Bros) @orinoco 14
Feb 2018
#11 Tea's Song (from Taco: The Musical) @cowex  2
Feb 2018
#12 Poetry @valeriecox  3
Feb 2018
#13 Back To You @valeriecox  2
Feb 2018
#14 Another Good Day @valeriecox  5
Feb 2018
#15 Not Like That @valeriecox  3
Feb 2018
#16 Free (updated demo 20/2) @valeriecox  2
Feb 2018
#17 Too Damn Well @valeriecox  2
Feb 2018
#18 Not smiling 8
Feb 2018
#19 Wake Me Up @valeriecox  5
Feb 22
#20 The Awakening @valeriecox  5
Feb 22
#21 Heeling @valeriecox  13
Feb 23
#22 Temporary @valeriecox  4
Feb 24
#23 Come Sit Down @valeriecox  5
Feb 24
#24 Pinch Me @valeriecox  5
Feb 26
#25 Fight the Beast @valeriecox  7
Feb 27
#26 Invisible Ink @nancyrost  14
Feb 27


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  • @julesbf Mar 22

    Watched the video of your set last weekend with Goddammit, great stuff and really enjoyed the energy and (being a bass player) particularly enjoyed the basslines. Do you know what the bass is Helen?

  • @valeriecox  Mar 4

    Oh and thanks for all the comments. πŸ˜€

  • @valeriecox  Mar 4

    It's funny that you said something about writing songs for motivational speakers, because I had the thought a while back to do an album with of inspirational songs. That really interests me.

  • @kahlo2013  Mar 3

    Thank you checking out some songs.

  • @valeriecox  Feb 27

    You're a double FAWMer too. That must make you double awesome.

  • @lhcisco  Feb 26

    you said not to say thanks, BUT IM GONNA SAY IT ANYWAY. also SLEATER-KINNEY! wooo!

  • @aneil Feb 23

    Thx for your comment on Teflon and super glue

  • @wacha  Feb 22

    Just took a break from obsessively listening and commenting on songs here to listen to your Extraordinary Girls album. I love it so much and I look forward to hearing the next one!

    I'd be a liar if I said I wasn't a little jealous of your band with @valeriecox , it is wonderful you guys really have a great thing musically.

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 22

    Thanks for the listen, Helen. I did not think anyone would touch that song due to the ridiculous word choices but Eric not only took it on but did an outstanding job and he is now collaborating with me on some other stuff - trans-Wisconsin folk rock I guess!

  • @expendablefriend  Feb 21

    Ha! Thanks, but I've already beaten you to it. Just as well, given today's house-move developments. No time for luxuries like hair-cuts now!

  • @wacha  Feb 21

    Thank you for your kind words on "#Metoo", getting to work on this was a gift for me.

  • @taracraig  Feb 2018

    RE: your comment on Spies - my wife had the same response. Her words, β€œWell, that was creepy”. πŸ˜‚

  • @s7even Feb 2018

    Hello! Just stopping in to let you know that β€œbackroads” has a demo up. Hope you like it.

  • @expendablefriend  Feb 2018

    I haven't, actually! Got proper FAWM-hair going on now. My co-workers are going to start asking awkward questions about "standards" and "effort". Must address.

  • @expendablefriend  Feb 2018

    Hahaha, yeah...I kind of worry that no-one's ever going to believe me again when I say I'm busy....
    Safe travels!

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 2018

    Thanks, Helen.

  • @sunnymae  Feb 2018

    Yay! I'm so glad you like how I morphed "Can You Be Me" to House of Crumbles. As soon as I read your lines about tiles falling off your roof, Slobbing about on the couch and can you be me...I was off to the races. You fed me gold!!!! Pleasure working with you!

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 2018

    1) not surprised you march to the same beat
    2) I saw cblacks comment below... and me too, last year I asked someone why you use the last name Seviltwin on FAWM...

  • @cblack  Feb 2018

    Outstanding! I totally would've fallen for it, by the way.

  • @cblack  Feb 2018

    Heh... I just realised your username is parsed as "Helen's Evil Twin". All this time I'd been reading it as "Helen Seviltwin", thinking that was your last name. (Pronounced Se-vilt-win, naturally.)

    Well done, me. 😝

  • @shoepixie Feb 2018

    Hey, you. Guess who is back? Is meeee. Miss you!

  • @johnnycashpoint  Feb 2018

    I'm sure he hated them but was just being polite πŸ˜€

  • @johnnycashpoint  Feb 2018

    As I Said to Jackie, 'll tell you why she was out in the car park, booking an uber to get her away from the crazy band-mates!"

  • @mmmmarcus  Feb 2018

    Thank you so much for the comment on "Help Yourself"! Glad you liked it!

  • @corinnecurcio  Feb 2018

    Hi Helen - Thanks for comment on "Medusa"- It cuts off at the end because the listener turned to stone! πŸ˜€

  • @guatecoop  Feb 2018

    Hey there! I will listen to what you sent me tonight. Thanks!

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 2018


  • @kahlo2013  Feb 2018

    Someone voiced interest in "Things pile up" ... if you already started working I would tell them no - but if you haven't I I could tell them yes as you seemed ambivalent. I can wrte others you might like...

  • @expendablefriend  Feb 2018


  • @expendablefriend  Feb 2018

    Cool πŸ˜€ Does that mean you accept the live performance challenge as well? 😁

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 2018

    Thanks, Helen! L

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 2018

    Any interest in a collab this year. This could be a lesbian punk piece

  • @tootoobee  Feb 2018

    Hi Helen, we've opened up a 4th morph chain, are you still OK with providing a seed song?

  • @nancyrost  Feb 2018

    Yeah, that sounds like a great idea! Made a doc for us.

  • @guatecoop  Feb 2018

    I don't think I had that song as downloadable...I will fix that.

  • @nancyrost  Feb 2018

    Nothing specific at the moment. If you do, let me know, or I'm happy to come up with the starter too.

  • @nancyrost  Feb 2018

    Hey Hellie, what does your collaboration calendar look like this month?

  • @sph  Feb 2018

    Thanks for commenting. Is this a new genre, sunday morning Coffee music?

  • @guatecoop  Feb 2018

    Hey, thanks for the nice comment, and you are more than welcome to song on that one...nobody yet. Mostly people saying that they would, but can't song like that.

  • @andygetch  Feb 2018

    Hi Helen and thanks for the comment on my first (of the theme) electric car song.

  • @cindyrella  Feb 2018

    Thanks for listening to our Creature song!

  • @wacha  Feb 2018

    Thanks for the kind words on "Adrift". I have a hard time with the more light hearted stuff. Glad to see this one worked out.

  • @corinnelucy  Jan 2018

    Hey! Thanks for the comment - the FAWM community feels so surreal to me that I never expected to bump into a friend of a friend! Looking forward to your songs - don't tell Rosie when mine are all dreadful, I couldn't stand the shame πŸ˜‰

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  • @karan  Jan 2018

    Heeeeelen! Welcome back! I can't wait for you new songs! πŸ˜€

  • @auditasum Jan 2018

    Welcome back!

  • @tamsnumber4 Jan 2018

    Can't wait to hear your creations!

  • @cairobraga Jan 2018

    yay for Kate Bush! yay for Helen! yay for FAWM!

  • @kevinemmrich  Jan 2018

    "...Yamaha APX 5a ...and an APX 700 II twelve string, ...If the APX 500 III is at all similar, $195 is an absolute steal!

    I think the apx5000iii is supposed to be comparable to the older 5a, but the 700 is definitely a leap up in quality (from what I have read). I Should get it just before FAWM and will try it out extensively. I will continue to use my guild for mic recording, but the APX will make plugging in better (I hope).

  • @aerlyn Jan 2018

    Hey again Helen! Thanks so much for encouraging me to give singing and a new instrument a try. I've abandoned my violin in favor of an acoustic guitar, so we'll see how this goes. Happy FAWMing πŸ˜€

  • @kevinemmrich  Jan 2018

    I see you said you had a Yamaha APX model from the guitars under $850 thread. The Yamaha APX500III is on sale today at Musician's Friend for $199. This seems like a hard deal to pass up. I need a good acoustic electric guitar just for playing out. What are your thoughts on this guitar (if you have this one)?

    Oh, happy 12th!

  • @julesbf Jan 2018

    12.......12.. wow, looking forward to what you do this year πŸ˜€

  • @cts  Jan 2018

    Thank you!

  • @guatecoop  Jan 2018

    All is well. I am definitely ready to get on with it! I'm also ready to listen and comment. I hope you do some more raucous rock! I love it when you do the jagged stuff.

  • @thetau  Jan 2018

    Wow and I thought 7 FAWMs was an oldtimer.
    Russ πŸ˜€

  • @nancyrost  Jan 2018

    That would be ace!

  • @valeriecox  Jan 2018

    Um, yeah. Let's write a song or something. πŸ˜€

  • @kahlo2013  Jan 2018

    Happy FAWMing, Helen!

  • @max  Jan 2018


  • @nancyrost  Jan 2018

    I need to change that bio - it's a reference to one of my 2016 FAWM songs. Anyway, happy 12! Let's have a chat again before too long. πŸ˜€

  • @expendablefriend  Jan 2018


  • @johncrossman  Jan 2018

    Howdy, Helen.

  • @b00n Jan 2018

    So you like 12?
    Now, go to 14! πŸ˜€
    Have fun!

  • @cts  Jan 2018

    I'm smiling. There's a big reason why I'm smiling, too. 😁
    FAWM 12...that is all kinds of awesome!

  • @nancyrost  Jan 2018


  • @tcelliott  Jan 2018

    Heya, good friend. You look beautiful in that album cover up there by your name. Good to see you here.

  • @guatecoop  Jan 2018

    I look forward to hearing your music this year!