Felix Saunders is a singer songwriter that hails from the Western Isles. He plays the kind of music that is usually heard in smoky back rooms as the sun comes up. Where people spill their most vulnerable secrets and try to wash them away with each drink they take. He also fronts dirty blues rock band The Howling Lords. However, he has a new solo track out, Sinking Fast, and therefore spoke with The Fountain about the solo music as well as his hopes for the rest of the year.

TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to Sinking Fast?

It’s been great so far – it’s the track people mention to me most after listening to the I Guess This is Progress EP. It’s picked up some nice airplay across the UK as well as globally with the likes of Amazing radio and BBC radio giving it a spin or two.

TF: Would you sum up the track in one sentence?

Islanders are scared of drowning, it’s a great metaphor 🙂

TF: How does performing solo compare to working with The Howling Lords?

No-one tells me I am singing the wrong lyrics for starters, to be honest it feels a lot more exposed, there’s no one to watch your back as such, its just you and the audience.

TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this release, I note an EP?

I’ve been a writing a new EP and hope to get it recorded over the summer, and I also have a few wee projects I am working on but I’m in no massive hurry to get those out.

TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?

A lot of my favourite venues have a habit of shutting down, I just love playing new towns and new venues tbh.