Felix Champion

Felix Champion


Felix Champion released their debut album, This Lateral Life, on 24th November 2014 via Bloc+Music.

Originally from Fife, Scotland, the Glasgow based four-piece are delighted to be releasing their debut full length record where their own brand of elaborate, yet melodic, alt-rock can be appreciated in its entirety. With moments of technical proficiency combined with vocal harmonies galore and heavy intricate guitar pieces, Felix Champion have created a raw, pulsating, explorative sound.

Tracks such as ‘These Four Walls’ characterise the band’s creative output perfectly. Guitar picking envelopes your ears at break-neck speed, as a multitude of time signatures stop and start, cajoling your body to lovingly throb with the same passion the band clearly exhibit on record. Screaming vocals are flanked by impressive on-point harmonies as the song undulates to a heavy, head banging close. There is no pause for breath throughout This Lateral Life, as the band showcase a boundless energy, and no little talent, reminiscent of bands such as Attack! Attack!, Funeral For A Friend, Gallows and Thursday. ‘Animals’ shows a poppier side to their songwriting as the emphasis shifts to a big chorus and even bigger harmonies, while closing track ‘The Lateral Life’ displays elements of math-rock akin to bands like Tera Melos, This Town Needs Guns and Oxes.

Consisting of Ross Balsillie (guitar/vocals), David Rees (guitar/vocals), Andy Brown (drums/vocals), Michael Clark (bass/vocals), Felix Champion originally formed in 2011 as a three-piece outfit. However, after collectively moving to Glasgow, the band recruited their friend David Rees in 2013 completing the final Felix Champion line-up. They quickly made a name for themselves on the Glasgow music scene with their vibrant live performances which led to a support slot with PAWS at Glasgow University’s freshers’ week as well as festival appearances at GoNorth, Wickerman and Tweedfest.

This Lateral Life by Felix Champion was released via Bloc+Music.

Felix Champion on tour