Monday, 2 November 2009

Hairpiece Champion Showcase No. 1

Mechanical Owl
Vest For Tysso

24th November
Nation of Shopkeepers

Free Entry


Glaciers is artist and singer Nicolas Burrows, with a revolving cast of band members for live shows, currently William Edmonds (Now Owl), Laurence J. Byrne and Oli Deakin (Olfar, Bear Driver). Fueled by a trip to Norway and continued with time spent wandering in North America, Glaciers is largely the result of being away from other musicians and having to work things out alone, with minimal equipment and living in temporary residences.

Glaciers is graceful folk-tinged songs based around a love of singing. Influences include west coast US musicians such as Phil Elverum, Karl Blau and Kyle Field. Solo shows are intimate and quiet.

Nicolas / Glaciers is based in London, UK and can be contacted below:




Other material / releases available for download:

Live in Oslo! / 2011
Just under 30 minutes set at 'Sound of Mu' in Oslo, Norway, February 2011. Part of Metronomicon's 'By;alarm' festival.

Wunder / 2010
Short 4-track demo e.p. available in a very rough state! Recorded in November / December through the little mic on a laptop

Odds and ends from the last few years of home recordings

45-minute live set from October 2009 in Setubal, Portugal. Performed alone with guitar, shruti box, kick drum and tambourine

a very short e.p. with found lyrics, created for a residency with Conway + Young

3 Track e.p. recorded in Montreal


Video Evidence

Live in Milton Keynes! December 2010, 'Scratch Night' at Milton Keynes Art Gallery

Glaciers from Milton Keynes Gallery on Vimeo.


Articles / Reviews

Session & interview with thegoldenowl

Album review, Song by Toad


2011 dates:

Jan 22nd
The Slaughtered Lamb, Farringdon, London (solo)

Feb 26th
Sound of Mu, Oslo, By;alarm festival (solo)


Vest For Tysso is a band led by William Edmonds, musician, artist and designer who works with Nous Vous Collective. Over the past few years the band has seen a few different formations, the current one featuring Stephen Clatworthy, Jonny Fryer (These Mountains) and fellow Nous Vous member Nicolas Burrows (Glaciers).

Vest For Tysso was born in Norway when William and Nicolas went travelling around Scandinavia. Ice, mountains, bears and fjords still inspire many of the songs. For their second gig they were invited to play Pop Montreal festival and now after a brief break they are back having recently supported Casiotone For the Painfully Alone, Blue Roses and Vetiver, among others, with a new sound and new songs.



From the Leeds Music Scene website:

“Awash with beautifully melancholic vocals and a healthy combination of dreamy acoustic and synthesised arrangements, Vest For Tysso serve up a delicious helping of electronically charged indie-pop with a resonating experimental outlook.”

From the POP Montreal program:

“Comin’ straight outta Compton, or rather, Leeds, Glacier fans will enjoy the UK’s newest jam bringing pop down from the mountains and into your Japanese living room. Sometimes it’s just best to go to a show, rather than try to describe one. Quite possibly the festival’s sleeper hit.”


Selected Tracks:

Skin Heels
Hawkes A Land


Find us:

On Myspace -
At our home -
Download our demos - here


Forthcoming Dates:

First weekend in May (date and venue TBC)
Live at Leeds


For further information and bookings, please contact

Now Owl is the solo recording project of William Edmonds (Vest For Tysso). Experiments with bedroom recording, borrowed instruments and reverb and delay.

8-track mini album 'Under, Open, Heaven, Outside' is to be released very soon, featuring recordings made over the last 6 months, packaged in hand screenprinted poster in a limited edition of 50.

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