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Failing in Biology

by Simon Felton

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Shrink-wrapped replicated CD album in clear jewel case with full colour artwork.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Failing in Biology via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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In the Attic 02:23
Wait and See 03:36
Paisley Man 03:47
Stupid Song 02:57
Me 01:58
Goodbye 02:56


This debut solo album from the Garfields Birthday front man is a power-pop treasure chest of delights. After singing and playing bass guitar with the indie-pop stalwarts since the mid 90s, and becoming their reluctant front man in 2005 after the departure of founding member James Laming, Simon Felton finally came of age with the release of his first “proper” solo album in May 2009.

It’s hard to imagine the self-deprecating Simon of a few years back asking Californian cult-superstar Anton Barbeau and West Country psych-pop legend Alan Strawbridge to not only produce, but also play on his debut solo outing! The result almost sounds like a band that have been performing together for ages - the truth is the entire album was recorded in six days and on a very tight budget; relying on the strength of the songs and the chemistry of the players to shine through!


released May 18, 2009

Anton Barbeau - Guitars, keyboards, percussion, drones & vocals
Simon Felton - Lead vocals, bass & guitars
Alan Strawbridge - Drums, guitars, bass, piano, keyboards, autoharp, melodica, vibraphone, percussion & vocals

Produced by Anton Barbeau and Alan Strawbridge
Mixed and mastered by Alan Strawbridge


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Simon Felton England, UK

Simon lives in Weymouth, a seaside town on the south coast of England. He runs the indie label Pink Hedgehog and also fronts power-pop combo, Garfields Birthday. More recently he joined harmony-fuelled roots band Wilson and released his own “therapeutic trilogy” of albums. November 2020 sees the release of his latest collection of bittersweet pop, and as ever he remains nervously optimistic. ... more

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