Findlay (musician)

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Findlay
Birth name Natalie Rose Findlay
Born (1991-06-07) June 7, 1991 (age 27)
Stockport, England
Genres
Occupation(s)
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active 2007–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website findlayfindlay.com

Findlay (born 7 June 1991), real name Natalie Rose Findlay, is an English musician originally from Stockport, England.[1]

Early life[edit]

Findlay started playing the guitar when she was around 15 years old and after about a year began writing songs. She took up music for the simple fact that she wasn't into anything else growing up. She joked that "(she) can't really do anything else."[2]

Music Career[edit]

2008-2014: Polydor[edit]

On November 24, 2013, Findlay released her second EP Greasy Love.[1] However, after disagreements with her record label, Polydor, Findlay was granted a release from her contract with the company.[3]

2015-2016: BMG[edit]

Findlay soon created her own label Mint Records and signed with BMG. On Feb 9, 2015 the video for the single "Electric Bones" was released online and the Electric Bones EP was released digitally on September 4, 2015. In March of 2015 Findlay released the single "Wolfback" which samples from the Ratatat song "Loud Pipes".[4] The video for "Junk Food" premiered on November 4, 2015 on Clash.[5]

2017-present: Forgotten Pleasures[edit]

To start off 2017 the single "Waste My Time" was released in January, followed by the release of Findlay's debut studio album Forgotten Pleasures on March 3, 2017.[6]

Discography[edit]

Studio Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
UK
Forgotten Pleasures
  • Released: 3 March 2017
  • Label: BMG
  • Format: digital download, limited edition vinyl, cd
N/A

EPs[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
UK
Off & On
  • Released: 15 April 2013
  • Label: Joyeux Anniversaire
  • Format: digital download, limited edition vinyl
N/A
Greasy Love
  • Released: 24 November 2013
  • Label: Polydor
  • Format: digital download
N/A
Electric Bones
  • Released: 4 September 2015
  • Label: BMG
  • Format: digital download
N/A

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK US GER FRA
"Your Sister" 2012 Non-album single
"Off & On" 2013 Off & On EP
"Greasy Love" Greasy Love EP
"Electric Bones" 2015 Electric Bones EP
"Wolfback" Non-album single
"Junk Food" Electric Bones EP
"Wild & Unwise" 2016 Forgotten Pleasures
"Waste My Time" 2017
"Monomania (Nobody Loves You Like I Love You)"

Featured Artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK US GER FRA
"Let You Down"
(Joris Delacroix featuring Findlay)
2018 Let You Down

Touring[edit]

Along with performing at major festival stages, Findlay has toured in support of such notable acts as Jake Bugg,[7] the Courteeners, Brandon Flowers and Miles Kane.[8][9]

Findlay made her United States debut on March 12, 2018 in Los Angeles. She also played at several 2018 SXSW showcases.[10]


In other media[edit]

  • 2014 (2014): "Off & On", was featured in a BMW commercial which premiered during the 2014 Winter Olympics.[11][12]
  • 2016 (2016): "Electric Bones", was featured in an episode of TNT's drama, Good Behavior.[13]
  • March 2, 2017 (2017-03-02): "Monomania (Nobody Loves You Like I Love You)", was featured on the premiere of MTV's Catfish.[14]

Official Videos[edit]

Year Song Director Album
2012 "Your Sister" Your Sister
2013 "Off & On" Stephen Agnew Off & On EP
"Greasy Love" Ruffmercy Greasy Love EP
2015 "Electric Bones" Sasha Rainbow Electric Bones EP
"Wolfback" Non-album Single]
"Junk Food" Electric Bones EP
2016 "Wild & Unwise" Steve Glashier Forgotten Pleasures
2017 "Waste My Time"
"Monomania (Nobody Loves You Like I Love You)" Ben Charles Edwards

Personal life[edit]

Findlay's current residence is in East London. She is a vegetarian and speaks French.[9][15][16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Artist of The Day: Findlay". Myspace. October 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Findlay: It was music, or shop job". The Belfast Telegraph. 1 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Findlay Talks Getting Signed" YouTube Jan 12, 2016
  4. ^ "Wolfback Interview" 405 Premiere March 10, 2015
  5. ^ "Premiere: Findlay - 'Junkfood'". Clash Magazine. Retrieved 2016-05-23. 
  6. ^ "Waste My Time Release" Velvet Independent Jan 20, 2017
  7. ^ NME.COM. "Jake Bugg attacked by fan in Newcastle | NME.COM". NME.COM. Retrieved 2016-09-11. 
  8. ^ "Interview with Natalie Findlay". The Mic Magazine. December 9, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "Natalie Findlay interview: "I was an absolute outcast at school but now I'm really thick-skinned"". London Evening Standard. July 13, 2013. 
  10. ^ "SXSW Artist" SXSW Artist Page 2018
  11. ^ "BMW 2-Series TV Spot, 'Showdown' Song by Findlay". iSpot.tv. 
  12. ^ "Is Natalie Findlay's "Off and On" a Good Industrial Marketing Idea?". Lohre & Associates. February 17, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Music from Good Behavior S2E01". Tunefind. Retrieved 2017-11-16. 
  14. ^ "Royalty Network" 2018
  15. ^ halle nullzwei Heidelberg (2015-12-15), 2 Minuten mit ... Findlay ☆ Backstage Interview halle02 #5, retrieved 2016-09-11 
  16. ^ "Festiv'art Amiens Interview" YouTube 2016

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