Self-produced artist Giles Stelfox releases his new ethereal dark indie-pop single 'Why Do We Lose Them?'. A fusion of big spacious drum loops and lush synth layers, with percussive guitars and round, deep bass. A deep song with a strong meaning addressing the stigma behind how people never show how they truly feel, until they become overpowered by their own internal battles.
'WHY DO WE LOSE THEM?' is out now.
Stream and download Giles' new track below:
Giles Stelfox is an indie rock solo-artist from the South UK. Giles' music combines energetic guitar-driven rock with DIY pop production, fused with lush R&B layers that he self-produces. His lyrical themes cover romance, social issues, obsession, image and self-reflection, turned around in an upbeat and optimistic way that is relatable and catchy. As an up and coming artist, Giles started his solo career in 2018, establishing his sound and notably debut singles 'Your Intentions' and 'Heart You Hide'. Playing all the instruments on his records, Giles incorporates his multi-instrumentalist talents into his live show, with the art of live looping, where he creates the sound of a band whilst only performing solo. Giles has been featured on BBC Introducing Berkshire and his 'Studio 91 Sessions' videos have been featured in the virtual festival 'VOxjam’. In 2020, Giles released new singles 'You Talk Dirty With Wine', ‘Cityscapes’ and ‘Why Do We Lose Them?’.
Years Active: 2018-Present
Location: South UK
Genres: Indie Pop
Giles plays either fully acoustic, stripped back, or big live looping solo sets, depending on tech requirements, stage time and logistics. His solo setup is a looping show where Giles plays multiple instruments, inspired by artists such as Jack Garratt, Jacob Collier and KT Tunstall.
He uses Ableton Live to loop the instruments live, with pre-recorded samples triggered underneath.
BBC Introducing South and Kennet Radio, Newbury have featured Giles' latest tracks 'You Talk Dirty With Wine' and 'I'm Not In Love (I'm Only Calling You)' on BBC Radio Berkshire and have been acclaimed by both Bridgitte Tetteh and Linda Serck.
"While he's a name that has yet to cross a lot of minds, Giles Stelfox has a lot of credits to his relatively young music career. Having primarily focused as a recording engineer, producer and freelance live musician for a variety of unsigned acts - The Science of the Lamps, Tilly Valentine and Chinchilla amongst others - until now he has turned his multi-instrumentalist talents into a debut solo release, 'Time'. And it's an impressive one: a soft pop number clocking in at just under five minutes, with components that hint at both smooth ambient electronica and jazzy prog rock. It's catchy, well thought out, sophisticated and well worth a listen."
The Modern Record