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There are three artists with the name Felt:

1) Felt was a 1980s UK indie band hailing from Birmingham, led by enigmatic Lawrence Hayward (or, just “Lawrence” for preference), and usually included guitarist Maurice Deebank and drummer Gary Ainge.
The band claimed to have released ten albums and ten singles in ten years but actually released 11 singles if you include their debut Index on Shanghai Packaging. They were influenced by, among others, New York band Television and 60’s icon Bob Dylan. Forming in 1979, Felt never broke through to the mainstream, but enjoyed a substantial cult following. Throughout the early 1980s, Felt released a number of oblique, minimalistic guitar pop gems. In 1986 they broke through with the single “Primitive Painters” (featuring the Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser), and the album “Forever Breathes The Lonely Word”. Here, Hayward’s trademark melodic songs are matched by a fuller sound - catchy organ lines from Martin Duffy (now with Primal Scream) and Deebank’s cascading guitars feature throughout.
Following this, releases in 1987 of Poem Of The River, in 1988 of The Pictorial Jackson Review, and in 1989 of Me And A Monkey On The Moon, cemented Felt’s cult following and reputation, before Hayward split the band up to pursue 70s-influenced project, Denim, and subsequently Go-Kart Mozart.
Felt’s influence continues to reverberate in the music of current bands like Belle and Sebastian who have acknowledged their admiration.

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  • Gebrilas

    70's felt is clearly the best, give it a try guys, you won't regret it

    19 Jan 8:52pm Reply
  • lebital

    *a bunch of depressed kids like this*

    16 Jan 4:15am Reply
  • cbortis

    I also came here for the rap group...didn't realize their was an 80s band with the same name.

    14 Jan 9:01pm Reply
  • theGirlisIdle

    \\Wicked instrumentals.

    24 Nov 2014 Reply
  • futurolvidado

    Felt 3

    8 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Amrabart

    Lawrence of Felt > Lawrence of Arabia

    1 Oct 2014 Reply
  • JonB95

    My favourite song is Down But Not Yet Out.

    28 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Flau5

    S A D B O Y S [2]

    20 Aug 2014 Reply
  • blizz93

    http://www.lastfm.pl/music/Felt/+images/100570503 Touhou-Felt best Felt.

    17 Aug 2014 Reply
  • flavor_country

    lol how people will like one band and then just shit on the others. [2] shoutboxes for artists that share a name are always funny

    30 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Lyciummusic

    I think the rap guise should change their name - - or we'd kill 'em.

    16 Jul 2014 Reply
  • kdx0r

    2hu felt is nice :)

    23 May 2014 Reply
  • russelgazimov

    S A D B O Y S

    15 May 2014 Reply
  • Nimbie

    Starting with Strange Idol Patterns was a bad idea. Now I'm listening to Forever Breathes the Lonely Word and it's damn good, reminds me of one of my favourite indie pop bands of the era, Red Letter Day.

    17 Apr 2014 Reply
  • kissesneverdie

    @ge_mig_arsenik: that is a beautiful story, @glassphyxia: that is a sad story

    14 Apr 2014 Reply
  • CDPETE01

    1984 where was I ?? now listening to Felts album from that year and enjoying it,another band that totally went under the radar back then,a lot of catching up to do here.

    13 Apr 2014 Reply
  • ge_mig_arsenik

    This band. OMG. When I was 16, I used to tape songs off the radio and on one of my tapes I had, for some reason, a live version of a song that went "all the people I like are those that are dead". I used to love the song but never found out who it was by and went on to forget all about it when mp3s took over and no one listened to cassette tapes anymore. And now, 14 years later, I was browsing LastFM and ended up on this page because I'd heard "Sunlight Bathed The Golden Glow" and liked it and there it was, "All The People I Like Are Those That Are Dead, #10 on the chart! Needless to say, I'm now listening to Felt obsessively. Just wanted to share this beautiful story of being reunited with a high school sweetheart with you guys.

    23 Feb 2014 Reply
  • the-crystalship

    Primitive Painters makes my heart soar & sore. [2]

    19 Feb 2014 Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    инди-группа 80-х - самая недооцененная группа в мире, а ведь они ничем не хуже тех же the smiths абсолютно уникальный саунд, потрясающие тексты, их пиарить надо, а не теги обсуждать

    13 Feb 2014 Reply
  • blebbio

    lol how people will like one band and then just shit on the others.

    31 Jan 2014 Reply
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