Adem Ilhan

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Adem Ilhan
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Background information
Birth name Adem Ilhan
Also known as "Adem"
Origin South London, England
Genres Folktronica, indie folk, post-rock
Instruments Vocals, bass guitar
Years active 2004–present
Associated acts Fridge, The Memory Band, Silver Columns

Adem Ilhan (Turkish: Adem İlhan, IPA: [ˈɑdem ˈiːlhan]; /ˈædɛm ˈɪlhæn/) is an English musician of Turkish descent from South London, he is currently the bass guitarist in the post-rock band Fridge, alongside Kieran Hebden, and is part of the electronic duo Silver Columns, with Johnny Lynch. His solo music is released under the name Adem.

Recording history[edit]

Ilhan's debut solo album, Homesongs, appeared on Domino Records in 2004. Mixed by Kieran Hebden, the album found critical acclaim with limited commercial success. The album includes the song "Statued", which featured on the soundtrack of the film Dead Man's Shoes.

A second album, Love and Other Planets, was released on April 24, 2006 to generally favorable reviews.

In May 2008 Ilhan released a collection of cover songs called Takes. The album includes tracks originally written and performed by Yo La Tengo, The Smashing Pumpkins, Björk, dEUS among others.

In 2008 Ilhan along with Jeremy Warmsley & Mystery Jets contributed the song "Grains of Sand" to the Survival International charity album Songs for Survival.




  • "These Are Your Friends" (17 May 2004) (CD/10")
  • "Ringing in My Ear" (13 September 2004) (CD/7")
  • "Waves" (19 June 2006) (only as a download on iTunes 'Free Single of The Week')
  • "Launch Yourself" (2007) (CD/7") UK #157

Other work[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Ilhan attended the University of Warwick. In December 2006, Ilhan played a free concert in Barrhead Community Library, commenting "I love libraries. [...] The existence of public libraries is one of my favourite achievements of human kind." [2]


  1. ^ "Levi's Walk The Line Straight - The Inspiration Room". The Inspiration Room. Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Adem". Retrieved 21 September 2014. 

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