The Serviettes 5


Chatham GB   Jan 2011

Artist Bio

Influences:   Matt Maltese, Black Keys, St Vincent, Chet Faker/Nick Murphy, IDKHow, Miike Snow, Kishi Bashi, Eels, Isaac Hayes, Portugal.The Man, Sufjan Stevens, Big Thief, Guy Fox, Small Faces, James Brown, Danger Mouse, Sly and the Family Stone, Goldfrapp, James Blake, Serge Gainsbourg, Pulp, Son Little, Beck, Shuggie Otis, Childish Gambino, Jackie Lomax, Stevie Wonder, Khruangbin, David Bowie, Portishead


FAWM number nine for me. Where does the time go, eh?

Iโ€™ve hit a bit of a brick wall recently as far as music is concerned. I was working on the second Serviettes album but then wasnโ€™t happy with the standard of the songs, so I trimmed it down to an EP. Then I wasnโ€™t happy with that either. Aaaarrrggghh!

I have been working on a music video for one of my tunes from last year, which should hopefully be finished around the end of February though.

Iโ€™m all about the groove this year, so expect some funkier offerings than usual.

I normally type out an ever expanding list of equipment that I use but no-one wants to read that. If you want to know what makes a sound in one of my tracks, just ask!

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  • @balancelost  2 days

    Of course you're right about the Blur track. What else could it have been? And few people I know know them like you do. It's funny that because that album is such a kind of ground zero moment for me I don't usually consider what would have influenced them at the time. Now I think about it there's all kinds of interesting stuff that would've gone into the melting pot but also I think they managed to transcend a lot of very worthy bands by dint of their own creativity. Also, I only just realised Jerry Stiller who played Frank Costanza is Ben Stiller's dad.

  • @owl  5 days

    I am so behind with coming and replying to comments and listening, but trying to find some time for it today! I was going to tell you I saw Big Thief when they came to play in Madison here last year? two years ago? and they played EVERY SINGLE SONG THEY KNEW, for some reason. It took hours, and I was enthralled, even though I was also very fatigued by the end of it! I didn't have any friends who especially wanted to come with me and the one friend who came to the show with me left halfway through because it was way too much for a casual fan. But I wish you could have experienced it, can't believe they didn't even play Paul when you saw them.

  • @mattblick  1 week

    You Too!

  • @thelunggod 1 week

    heyo good to be back glad to see you poppin

  • @factorytale 1 week

    Thanks for the kind comment. <3

  • @xfloorpunchx 1 week

    Merci a lot for your comments ! Gonna listen to your stuff really soon. Have a great FAWM!

  • @giantenemycliche 1 week

    Every year my friend.

  • @tomski  1 week

    I still dig the name Electronic The Hedgehog ๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽค๐Ÿฆ”

  • @tomski  1 week

    I canโ€™t wait to hear what funky jams you create this year dude, although I really hope for a good old fashion murder ballad!!

  • @tjeff  2 weeks

    Thx for the comments!

  • @hanley  2 weeks

    Thanks dude, keen to check out your funky tunes this time round! Happy fawming๐ŸŽถโœŒ๐Ÿผ

  • @robs  2 weeks

    FAWM number nine for me too! Success!

  • @andrewjtaylor  2 weeks

    Looking forward to hearing what you create this year in "groove" mode. ๐Ÿ˜€ I think I'm going to be working along a similar vein.

  • @dancrook 2 weeks

    Yep. Let the madness begin.
    Thanks for checking in

  • @mikedebenham  2 weeks

    Good to see you back. Always enjoy your stuff too. Have a great FAWM.

  • @cynthiawolff  2 weeks

    Hello! Thanks so much for your message...I am here again this year and hopefully can come up with some interesting stuff..
    All the best this year...I am nervous!!

  • @susyblue  2 weeks

    Hello, nice to hear from you and yes I'm back yet again, looking forward to hearing your tunes!

  • @tjeff  2 weeks

    Great to hear from you! Hope you have a productive FAWM, I will definitely be checking in.

  • @shortdan  2 weeks

    Hey there! Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š Looking forward to seeing what you come up with this time around too. Bring on the funk!

  • @petemurphy  2 weeks

    Big cheers! Nice to hear from you. I hope your February is productive, and full of the fun.

  • @headfirstonly  2 weeks

    Thanks for stopping by - good to hear from you! And I like the sound of being "all about the groove" this year too - I can definitely get behind that ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @jamesstaubes  2 weeks

    Thank you! The madness begins this week!

  • @splittybooms  2 weeks

    Same to you!

  • @airbagtester  2 weeks

    Thanks! You too! ๐Ÿ˜

  • @mdavisto  2 weeks

    You're very kind, thank you. I hope you have a lekker FAWM, and that the ideas flow like water through a sieve made of Conservative integrity.

  • @thelowestbitter  2 weeks

    Thanks! Looking forward to your stuff too ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @sph  2 weeks

    Hi, hope you have a great february as well!
    PS and I'm always eager to know what instruments have been used on a track.

  • @bradbrubaker  2 weeks

    Thanks so much! Happy FAWM!

  • @santadharma 2 weeks

    Hello welcome back!!

  • @oddbod  2 weeks

    Yep, another of the Kent contingent ready and waiting to go. Keep that lurgy over there though. Have a good one

  • @antlion 2 weeks

    I am! #10, baby!! Thanks for your kind words and can't wait to hear your stuff too.

  • @vomvorton  2 weeks

    Cheers, hope you have a good one too! The kittens are available for collaboration if you need any miscellaneous home-destruction noises or the sound of a tornado of mischief whirling through a living room...

  • @spikedirection  2 weeks

    Medway mafia 4 life! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @judypie  2 weeks

    Thank you kindly ๐Ÿ˜€ I am sending Fawm well-wishes your way also๐Ÿ˜ Good luck with your ninth!

  • @adforperu  2 weeks

    ...and the very same to you! I cannae believe we're under a week away from FAWM already! *punches the air in glee*

  • @oddaustin  2 weeks

    And good fortune to you also, fellow nine-timer.

  • @nuj4x 3 weeks

  • @balancelost  4 weeks

    Will you be making any britpop this year?