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OriginLeeds, England
GenresAmbient, IDM, neo-classical, electronic
Years active2008–present
LabelsGizeh Records
Home Assembly Music
Static Caravan Recordings
CSAF Records
MembersPaul Elam
Elaine Reynolds
Sarah Kemp

Fieldhead are a British band formed in Leeds, England, in 2008 and led by Paul Elam, a member of The Declining Winter. Paul currently resides in London, whilst violinists Elaine Reynolds and Sarah Kemp (both also of The Declining Winter) reside in Manchester and Newcastle upon Tyne respectively.[1] Fieldhead's music is ambient/electronica in style, and is created using a combination of electronics and acoustic instruments.

Fieldhead have toured extensively in Europe and Canada, having performed with Tim Hecker, Machinefabriek, Grouper, Amiina and Jeniferever.[2]


Fieldhead self-released their debut EP "Introductions"[3] in December 2008, and this was followed by the release of their debut album "They Shook Hands for Hours" on Home Assembly Music in November 2009.[4][5][6]

In 2010 the band produced four releases: a split CD EP "Crest" with the Danish act "Iris to Hypnos" released in February 2010 on Static Caravan Recordings;[7] a 10" vinyl record EP "Riser" released in July 2010 on Gizeh Records (featuring vocal contributions from Anna-Lynne Williams of Trespassers William, Chantal Acda, Anneke Kampman of Conquering Animal Sound, Elly May Irving of Glissando and Esker);[8][9] a digital download live album "Long Train Journeys" released on Gizeh Records in November 2010;[10] and a digital download single "reference line" released on CSAF records in November 2010.[11]

Fieldhead's second studio album "a correction" was released as an LP record by Gizeh Records on October 22, 2012.[12]

Fieldhead's latest studio album, 'we've all been swimming' was released on Home Assembly Music on June 30, 2017. [13]


Studio albums[edit]

Live albums[edit]

  • Long Train Journeys (2010)


  • Introductions (2008)
  • Crest (2010)
  • Riser (2010)
  • 'Fury and Hecla' - split EP w. Loscil (2014)


  • reference line (2010)


External links[edit]


  • McMeeken, Euan. “[1].” The Steinberg Principle, 2010.
  • Causton, Deborah. “[2].” Indigits, 2010.
  • Zezulka, Kate. “[3].” Leeds Music Scene, 2011.