Phil Madeley Captures SOS Cry From The Soulless In “This Time”


Photo: Percy Walker-Smith

UK artist Phil Madely has unveiled his latest single “This Time,” a gorgeous slice of indie pop where he narrates the story of a greedy, unlikable character who is crying for help while engaging in all kinds of self-saboteur ways. Yep, it’s a savage way of giving the midfinger to our current consumeristic and sexist notion through a groovy narrative. Check it out:

“‘This Time’ is a cry for help,” explained the Birmingham-based artist. “It’s about a conflicted and pathetic character. Entirely self-obsessed while trying their best to be someone they can never sustain. Spoilt. Desperate. A corporate, consumerist, patriarchal void of a person. I enjoy taking on these characters to pass righteous judgment, it makes me feel better about myself. However, when all is said and done, we are contributors as well as products of our rotten society. You can run but you can’t hide.”

You can catch Phil onstage this fall.

Live Dates

24th Sept – SWG3 Poetry Club, Glasgow

25th Sept – Castle Hotel, Manchester

26th Sept – Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds

28th Sept – Rough Trade, Bristol

29th Sept – The Shacklewell Arms, London

30th Sept – Prince Albert, Brighton

1st Oct – Heartbreakers, Southampton

2nd Oct – The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham