Austel “Beds Of Stone”
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Austel “Beds Of Stone”

Teaming up with Grammy-award winning producer and engineer Guy Massey (The Beatles, Manic Street Preachers, Richard Hawley, AJIMAL), Austel shares her most evocative work yet – embracing expanse and depth on new single ‘Beds Of Stone’. Led by Austel’s signature haunting vocal, the lyrics depict a longing to reconnect, while feeling immobilized and adrift.

Inspired by a love of bands such as Cocteau Twins, The National and Daughter, ‘Beds Of Stone’ fuses wistful piano and ethereal vocals with swirling soundscapes and sonic artifacts.

The single artwork is an image of a salt cave by Colombian visual artist Natalia Giraldo Giraldo.

Austel – aka Annie Rew Shaw – is a Devon-born London-based artist, songwriter and producer, crafting introspective, brooding music led by ethereal vocals and intimate lyricism.

Influenced by a wide range of artists spanning from Bon Iver to Thom Yorke, Cocteau Twins to Jon Hopkins, Nick Cave to Lykke Li, Austel fuses her background in classical music and songwriting with ambient textures, cinematic soundscapes and contemplative electronica.

Having cut her teeth as a session musician performing at Glastonbury Festival, supporting Fleet Foxes, and touring the UK with multiple bands, Austel began collaborating with guitarist, producer and music technologist Adam Stark (MiMU Gloves, Rumour Cubes) – developing her own songs with a fresh lens. Austel’s 2018 self-released debut EP ‘Unfold’ received plaudits from the likes of BBC 6 Music, Killing Moon and The Line of Best Fit, while 2020’s ‘Cold Love’ drew further support from O2 Music, BBC Introducing and Fresh On The Net.

2022 saw Austel somewhat reborn with the release ‘Feathers’ – a piano-based re imagining of her discography to date – and brand new dream-pop single ‘Cut Me Down’; a collaboration with artist and producer Ruby Smith, aka post-dusk. Austel has performed multiple headline shows in London with her band, as well as gigs at Glastonbury Festival, How The Light Gets In Festival, Rough Trade Nottingham and Sofar Sounds in London, Bristol and Berlin.

-Official bio

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