Paul Dixon (musician)

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Paul Dixon
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Background information
Birth name Paul Dixon
Born (1989-08-08) August 8, 1989 (age 24)
Years active 2010–present
Website www.davidslyre.co.uk

Paul Dixon (born in London,[1] 8 August 1989[2]) is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist. He was known in the years 2010–2012 as David's Lyre, but is now using the musical project name fyfe.

He picked the name David's Lyre during his university studies in Manchester, in reference to the musical skills of the biblical King David with the lyre.[3] As well as playing acoustic and electric guitar, Dixon plays the WEM CopyCat, Autoharp, Marxophone and Omnichord.[4]

He was featured by The Guardian as 'New band of the day' in 2010,[5] by which time he had received attention[5] for cover versions (of Ellie Goulding among others), remixes of other artists – notably, Marina and the Diamonds and Everything Everything – and had himself been remixed by producers The Last Skeptik and JaKwob.

His debut EP release in 2011, In Arms, was described as "promising" by BBC reviewer Mike Diver,[6] and drew comparisons with Patrick Wolf for its blend of folk and electronic instruments.[7] A music video was released for "In Arms", using a short film animation which fitted the song.[1]

Dixon had signed a record contract with a major label in 2010, but the relationship ended in 2011, before releasing an album. Instead, his first full album Picture Of Our Youth was self-released through Bandcamp in February 2012.[8]

Picture Of Our Youth was rated 3.5 out of 5 by musicOMH, which concluded that it was "intriguing",[9] and 8/10 by Drowned in Sound, which described David's Lyre as "brilliant".[7]

Dixon announced in January 2012 that Picture Of Our Youth would be his last album issued under the project name David's Lyre, and that his next step would be performing solo on tour with Spector.[8]

Dixon has begun a new project under the name of fyfe (stylised as "f y f e"). Two singles, "Solace" and "St Tropez", have been released under this name, and a four song EP titled 'Solace EP' was released in April 2013.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

EPs[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Picture Of Our Youth (13 February 2012)[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Pop enigma David's Lyre not 'holding back'". BBC Manchester. 8 February 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "David's Lyre". BBC Music. Retrieved 3 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Dominic Graham (4 June 2011). "Interview: David's Lyre". So So Gay. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  4. ^ Cate Blanche (31 January 2012). "David's Lyre on his WEM CopyCat, Marxophone & Autoharp". Planet Gear. Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 3 March 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c "David's Lyre (No 833)". The Guardian. 
  6. ^ a b Mike Diver. "David’s Lyre In Arms EP Review". BBC. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  7. ^ a b Alex Yau (16 February 2012). "David's Lyre Picture of Our Youth". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  8. ^ a b Sean Adams (30 January 2012). "Picture of Our Youth by David's Lyre". Album Stream. Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  9. ^ a b Raymond, Max. "David's Lyre - Picture Of Our Youth". musicOMH. Retrieved 2012-02-11. 
  10. ^ "Heartbeat - Morgan Geist / 2 Bears Remixes". Piccadilly Records. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  11. ^ Miles Klee, Fyfe Reveals More of Himself, ‘St Tropez’, BlackBook, 25 February 2013
  12. ^ Playlist: 10 tracks you need to hear, Digital Spy, 25 February 2013
  13. ^ Playlist: 10 tracks you need to hear, Digital Spy, 25 February 2013
  14. ^ Harley Brown, Fyfe: "St Tropez", Pitchfork, 26 February 2013

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