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fox (a.k.a. world of fox, lonesome fox)

Simon Fox is an acoustic meddler, with work ranging from traditional folk songs to more challenging sonic experiments. Since disbanding grover, Simon has quietened down, trading sweeping guitar theatrics for more intimate, acoustic-led songwriting . The songs, performed under various fox monikers, show a more personal, reflective side, with deceptively rich arrangements, a disarming wit and a flair for creating intimate moods. Recordings feature simon playing a wide variety of instruments, including guitars, banjo, percussion, keyboards, theremin, mandolin, even occasional brass and woodwind.

The debut fox release, the first rule of comedy by lonesome fox was released in December 2007 on bearos records. A host of fox singles and exclusive compilation tracks are available on where it's at is where you are records , and the debut solo album, everything is for the best by world of fox on commercially inviable records. A soundtrack to Marc Silver's film, there are no others, there is only us was premiered at the supersonic festival 2009. In 2010, world of fox released one free cover of an '80s song each month as part of the respect project and the whole thing was released on where it's at is where you are records at midnight on new year's eve 2011. Simon's third solo album, borrowed times, was released in 2013, again on commercially inviable records.

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grover

1993-2003: Simon was formerly leader of birmingham’s influential post-rock pioneers, grover. Between 1993-2003, grover released a host of albums, singles and split releases on independent labels around the world. Broadcasts on BBC Radio1 (including a Peel session in 2001), plus airtime on a variety of independent stations in Europe and the USA, helped grover build a dedicated international fan-base and influence the UK post-rock scene. A full archive of grover's releases can be found here.

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james summerfield

As well as performing solo, Simon can often be seen & heard collaborating with other artists. most recently, he has been recording and performing alongside acclaimed singer songwriter, James Summerfield. James often sounds like he could be holed up in some moss hung appalachian cabin, sitting on the porch, banjo on his lap and bottle of hooch at his side, swapping Southern gothic songs of misery and murder with preacher men and moonshiners. James' collaboration with Simon and Gurdan Thomas resulted in a third album, count to ten and start again, which saw a move away from traditional country music towards more challenging territory. The album was produced and mastered by James & Simon, and features Simon on guitar, banjo and synth. It was released on commercially inviable records. Simon also featured on the next album, two brothers leave home, on guitar, banjo and vocals and he plays regularly in James' live band.

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krafla

"Lovely electronica." Huw Stephens, bbc radio 1. Krafla was Steve Hough (einstellung / cable regime / godflesh / grover) and Simon Fox. extending the experimental tendencies of grover, Krafla developed into a long-term project, mixing live instruments and electronica. A debut 7" single on static caravan records was followed by an e.p. release on bearos records. Krafla add layers of depth and instrumentation to fragile song structures and delicate melodies.

A "Krafla-esque" remix of victoria and jacob's single theia mania was released in 2013. Krafla is still available for remix work! The complete works of Krafla are available to download on Soundcloud. Help yourself.

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clair horton

Clair was a singer in moneygods and was a much in demand session musician with connections with bands like the beautiful south. Clair's debut album, time stands still, released on bearos records, was written and recorded with Simon and he accompanied her playing live.