Drew McDowall

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Drew McDowall
Born (1961-01-28) 28 January 1961 (age 60)
OriginPaisley, Scotland
Associated actsCoil

Drew McDowall (born 28 January 1961) is a Scottish musician who has been a member, collaborator, and remixer for various influential music groups. McDowall was formerly a full-time member of Coil.[1]


McDowall formed art-punk trio Poems in 1978 with his then-wife, Rose McDowall. During the 1980s, McDowall was a member of Psychic TV.[2] McDowall performed with Coil regularly for several years, becoming an official member[3] in 1994. McDowall currently is a member of the groups CSD (formerly Captain Sons and Daughters) and Compound Eye (with Tres Warren of Psychic Ills). The notoriously reclusive musician, who resides in New York City,[1] has done a number of public performances for the Modular Synthesizer Solstice and Equinox series in Brooklyn, beginning in 2012.

In March 2014, McDowall provided the score to Are You Okay, a short film written by Bret Easton Ellis for the "Are You Okay?" single by Dum Dum Girls.



  • Third Helix (Dais Records 2018)
  • Unnatural Channel (Dais Records 2017)
  • Collapse (Dais Records 2015)
  • Haecciety Deluge (Ascetic House 2015)
  • "Tongs" as Screwtape on the compilation album Interiors (1998)


Other collaborations[edit]

  • Les Fluers De Mal with Rabit (Halcyon Veil, 2017)
  • Nordic Flora Series pt3- Gore Tex City with Varg (Northern Electronics, 2017)
  • Love Is The Capital with Hiro Kone (Geographic North, 2017)
  • Perfect World with Uniform (12XU/Alter, 2015)
  • Journey from Anywhere LP with Compound Eye (Editions Mego, 2013)
  • Compound Eye 10" with Compound Eye (The Spring Press, 2013)
  • The Origin of Silence 12" with Compound Eye (The Spring Press, 2012)
  • "Seeds of Love" maxi-single with Backworld (Harbinger House, 2003)
  • Brighter than the Universe/Red Eye 7" with Captain Sons and Daughters (2003)
  • Godstar: Thee Director's Cut with Psychic TV (Temple Records, 2004)
  • "Sweet Fang/Greenery" 7" with Captain Sons and Daughters (2006)


  • Drab Majesty Forget Tomorrow (Dais Records 2017)
  • Croatian Amor Love Means Taking Action (Posh Isolation 2016)
  • "The Snow (As Pure As?)" remix alongside John Balance on The Snow (1991)
  • Nine Inch Nails "The Art of Self Destruction, Part One", "The Downward Spiral (The Bottom)", "Eraser (Denial; Realization)", "Eraser (Polite)" and "Erased, Over, Out" remixes alongside Coil on the album Further Down the Spiral (1995)
  • "Cowboys In Bangkok 1995 (Coil vs Elph Mix)" remix alongside Peter Christopherson on the Chris and Cosey album Twist
  • Hiro Kone "Severance" (2012)
  • "Signal I" remix on the Long Distance Poison album Gliese Translations (2013)
  • Azar Swan "In My Mouth" (2013)


  1. ^ a b Fontenoy, Richard (2017-10-26). "The Quietus | Features | A Quietus Interview | Time Machines: Drew McDowall On Coil's Drone Legacy". The Quietus. Retrieved 2021-01-14.
  2. ^ Heller, Jason (2015-09-30). "Drew McDowall: Collapse". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2021-01-14.
  3. ^ Lula, Chloé (October 2020). "Drew McDowall talks Musick, magick and sacred materiality - The Wire". The Wire Magazine - Adventures In Modern Music. Retrieved 2021-01-14.

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