Heavily influenced by her 94-year-old artistic grandmother, Aussie born Fetherstone brings together her musical past in jazz, her current inspirations from the London electronic pop scene, combines them with her deeply reflective stories. Based in London since 2015, the Debut EP (4 tracks released April-July 2017) was produced and engineered by London native Harry Tarlton (Kobalt, Union J, Stooshe, WarnerUK), with the last single "Two Hands On Deck" hand picked by Newton Faulkner to feature on the Richer Unsigned record store day vinyl compilation, April 2018.
Fetherstone's songwriting is hard to define; its not straight ahead pop yet there's electronic loops and catchy melodies, there's jazz in the chords, folk in the vocal harmonies but the thing that stands out is the story driven, descriptive and introspective lyrics. With her 94-year-old grandmother being one of her biggest inspirations, Fetherstone has always been surrounded by art and the contemplative thinking that comes with it. Her live shows captivate audiences using a loop/effects pedal, percussion and electronic drums, alongside her plays Henry Mitton on Synth and Harriet Langley on guitar. Recent shows include The Camden Assembly supporting Frida Sundemo (SWEDEN), Richer Unsigned Live at Melomania, TV Nights Upstairs at Ronnie Scott's, The Servant Jazz Quarters supporting Ella Janes (UK), Live at The Bedford, The Troubadour supporting The Modern Strangers (UK). With seven years of experience performing jazz on an International stage under ‘Briana Cowlishaw’, some past notable performances include the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, VIVID Sydney, Urbanscapes (Kuala Lumpur), The Edinburgh Jazz Festival, The Hemnes Jazz Festival and The Chilpo International Music Festival (Korea).
The new release from Fetherstone was born from a collaboration between UK producer BREW, combining forces to create a chilled, dancey, 80s synth remix of "All You Need To Be", a track from the 2017 EP. The remix single marks the beginning of another artistic collaboration between Fetherstone and STUDIO B, a sydney based graphic designer who has interpreted the new remix into an imagery filled, psychedelic, avant-garde music video. The remix single will be released Friday 31st August through AWAL and the video will be out on Youtube/Vimeo Friday 7th September. The release will be accompanied by a launch party at The Gladstone Arms (London) on 1st September, a night that will highlight live visuals and the importance of self acceptance.
The next thing on the cards for Fetherstone is a very exciting new series ‘Unspoken Stories’ that explores telling the stories of everyday people that may have otherwise have gone untold. More on that coming soon…