the failed states 14


Melbourne AU   Jan 2019

Artist Bio

Influences:   Post punk eighties, lots of influences. Too many to enumerate. DEVO / Roxy Music / Lou Reed / Stranglers / Iggy / Talking Heads / Joy Division / Roxy Music / David Bowie / DEVO / most things from the film Urgh. Lately? Protomartyr, Andy Shauf, Black Country, New Road, Squid.

Sheesh, this is my third FAWM, and the experience just gets better.

I'm in awe at the talent and excitement that this community brings to February.


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  • @rwc 5 weeks

    Thanks for your comments on "Snowblind".

  • @katmtl 7 weeks

    Hello! Thank you for listening!❀️

  • @seppo 7 weeks

    Thanks dude πŸ˜„
    It's fun just play bass without brains and afterwards try to struggle something rest to fill the voids so it'll sound insane enough.

  • @amelea 7 weeks

    Lene Lovich! I suppose you're right haha. And thanks! I try to design the cover arts all myself, so it's great to hear someone mention that aspect too. (Also, The Cars are so fantastic, you are right.)

  • @davewermers 8 weeks

    Thanks for listening!

  • @grenzgaengerin 8 weeks

    Thank you very much for your kind comments on my songs <3

  • @nikopee 8 weeks

    I'm glad you liked it. Thank you!

  • @seppo 8 weeks

    Cheers mate (as you say in your part of the world) πŸ˜„
    When I started this, didn't had a clue can I compose anything, but I gave it a go.
    I'm kind of baffled of the kind comments.
    Yours and @kajati stuff has been my favourites here too.
    Maybe some day we get to make bad ass collobration.

  • @imaginary1 8 weeks

    Hey dude! Thanks for bringing that to my attention, I keep fucking with them more and reuploading them and forgetting to change the link haha.

  • @imaginary1 8 weeks

    Cheers for the kind comments mate! Love the Fall!

  • @davewermers 8 weeks

    Thanks for letting me know I had the wrong song posted. My cut and paste didn't work and I forgot to check. Its fixed now. I hope.

  • @edwardsmusic Feb 18

    Hi mate,
    I appreciate the comments very much.
    The bass I use is an SX Precision Bass, standard series custom handmade.

  • @trolls2 Feb 17

    you're welcome to use the 'magic eight ball' line anytime!!

  • @trolls2 Feb 17

    i saw your post on the 'it sucks' thread and had to say I too thought of that disgraced writer who suggested putting ideas in a drawer...genius can come from the most unusual places!!

  • @devinhill Feb 14

    Thanks for your kind words on my song "Eternal Descension." The drums are not human, they are one of the virtual instruments included in the recording software Mixcraft Pro Studio 8. I'm glad they sound like they could be real! I spend a lot of time putting the beats together in the virtual instrument editor 😁

  • @seppo Feb 10

    Thanks for your kind comments.
    You asked about the bass, and it's a custom made poor mans version of Modulus FU4 called Sebalus πŸ˜€
    More pics and story on IG:

  • @reklov  Feb 9

    Hi! Thanks for your kind words for my "Single-Tasking Man"!

  • @kajati Feb 7

    My huge sound? It’s the Roccoco in me

  • @matthew62  Feb 6

    Thank you for the Kind comments regarding Your Daddy. Much appreciated.

  • @nateger Feb 3

    You caught me! I sang D suspend 4 over the A minor. Please don't tell anyone or they'll out me as an "Imposter" songwriter!

  • @nerdjealous  Feb 3

    I see it as a strength! honestly i only make the same 20 songs or so over and over again haha (if that 😝) - but i like how simple it has made it appear to me now. ive been trying too hard to force out chords when it works just as well with your way πŸ˜€ i hope you can find your solution to your worries, and id like to ease them if i could, but i can only say how good your music piece was and it has inspired me to add it to the tool box of mine πŸ˜€ allthabest

  • @lymonster Feb 1

    Yeah, welcome to this FAWM ! I liked some of your tracks last year (with another account), so I keep watching. No pressure ^^