The Serviettes 18

@sailingmagpie 

Chatham GB   Jan 2011

www.theserviettes.com  

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

He/him

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 finished a music video with one of my friends, which I'm going to release once I've finished FAWM. At least I've managed to do something productive!

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!

Check out some other Fawmers that Medway begat upon the world:
@balancelost
@tomski
@girlsinuniform
@spikedirection

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  • @janeg  Mar 3

    Thank you! I missed finding that thread for demo uploads.

  • @adforperu  Mar 1

    Oof, thanks so much for the listening haul, most kind! I'm waaay behind on comments, but will be over to you this weekend. 18 tracks eh, niiiiiiiiiiiice

  • @teapot Mar 1

    Thanks for your lovely comments this year. I just wanted to apologise for not commenting on your music yet. I actually have very poorly eyes at the mo & have issues even looking at screens. I will comment on them as soon as I can. I hope you had a wicked Fawm!

  • @phlecksy Feb 28

    Thanks for the nice comment on 'Miracles and magpies' - I guess the title caught your eye given your FAWM name? I've run out of energy to put up more tracks so I'm writing my thank you posts and listening to stuff.
    Great list of influences there too ... apart from Portishead, but nobody's perfect.

  • @balancelost  Feb 28

    What have you done? #sheds

  • @ceilidh  Feb 27

    Thank you for your kind comment on O Tsukimi! My first attempt to sing haiku!

  • @radioovermoscow Feb 26

    Thanks! And if it sounds like Steve Albini, that's 'cause it partly is... some of the drums (kick, snare, hats) are from the Alt-Rock pack by Toontrack, recorded by Albini ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @ohwell123 Feb 26

    Thank you for your comments on my songs "La Chanson De Julien" and "The Sky, The Witness". I greatly appreciate it!
    Laura Marling is one my favourite songwriters so I suppose her influence is noticeable in my work.
    I really enjoyed the songs that you posted!

  • @dunwich  Feb 21

    Hey! Yup, fellow Redtron user here too!

  • @hornesgiftshop  Feb 20

    Thanks for your comment on Winter Thrills. Gave me a warm glow, as I'm a long standing fan of Nick Lowe. I've been listening to a couple of your tracks and enjoyed them a lot. More to listen to this evening. All the best.

  • @jwhanberry  Feb 19

  • @tjeff  Feb 18

    Thanks for listening and commenting,much appreciated!

  • @judypie  Feb 2019

    Hahaha good shout! Whenever we fucked something up we were like โ€˜doesnโ€™t matter, weโ€™re cowboys!โ€™ But we were DRINKING THE WRONG BEVERAGE. Feck. We did have some wine too though?

  • @balancelost  Feb 2019

    Yeah, I agree about SFA. It's funny cos they sound like they're influenced by a load of psychedelic bands that I'm not really into, but I love SFA.

  • @teapot Feb 2019

    Thanks for listening as always & for such a kind comment. Awesome to see you're back this year! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @balancelost  Feb 2019

    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  Feb 2019

    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  Feb 2019

    You Too!

  • @thelunggod Feb 2019

    heyo good to be back glad to see you poppin

  • @factorytale Feb 2019

    Thanks for the kind comment. <3

  • @xfloorpunchx Feb 2019

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

  • @giantenemycliche Feb 2019

    Every year my friend.

  • @tomski  Feb 2019

    I still dig the name Electronic The Hedgehog ๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽค๐Ÿฆ”

  • @tomski  Feb 2019

    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  Feb 2019

    Thx for the comments!

  • @hanley  Feb 2019

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

  • @robs  Feb 2019

    FAWM number nine for me too! Success!

  • @andrewjtaylor  Jan 2019

    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  Jan 2019

    Yep. Let the madness begin.
    Thanks for checking in

  • @mikedebenham  Jan 2019

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

  • @cynthiawolff  Jan 2019

    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  Jan 2019

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

  • @tjeff  Jan 2019

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

  • @shortdan  Jan 2019

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

  • @petemurphy  Jan 2019

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

  • @headfirstonly  Jan 2019

    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  Jan 2019

    Thank you! The madness begins this week!

  • @splittybooms  Jan 2019

    Same to you!

  • @airbagtester  Jan 2019

    Thanks! You too! ๐Ÿ˜

  • @mdavisto  Jan 2019

    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  Jan 2019

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

  • @sph  Jan 2019

    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  Jan 2019

    Thanks so much! Happy FAWM!

  • @santadharma Jan 2019

    Hello welcome back!!

  • @oddbod  Jan 2019

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

  • @antlion Jan 2019

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

  • @vomvorton  Jan 2019

    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  Jan 2019

    Medway mafia 4 life! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @judypie  Jan 2019

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

  • @adforperu  Jan 2019

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

  • @oddaustin  Jan 2019

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

  • @nuj4x Jan 2019

  • @balancelost  Jan 2019

    Will you be making any britpop this year?