Fen

Fen

 Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN
BandRockAlternative

Fen combine the technical and ambient moments of progressive rock and the angst of alternative rock to create timeless songs of emotional weight, effortlessly balanced between surreal atmosphere and distorted aggression.

Biography

Nestled in the mountain shadows of Nelson, British Columbia, Fen was born out of necessity as much as for creative expression. In 1998, the two reclusive personalities of guitarist/vocalist Doug Harrison and guitarist Sam Levin stumbled into each other’s presence, and rather than speak, they cycled riffs from opposite corners of the room. Between them they discovered a musical vision that greatly differed from that of the dread-locked locals. What they heard was dark and brooding, at times ominous and creepy, a rock derivative plagued by complexity and a desire to evolve.

Fen displaced to Vancouver and found a rhythm section, and over the next decade they released four albums: Surgical Transfusion of Molting Sensory Reflections (2000), Heron Leg (2003), Congenital Fixation (2006). In 2009, the band was holed up in Creativ Studios, laying down tracks for their fourth album, a haunting collection of lullabies, epic tales, and emotive ballads, called Trails out of Gloom.

During the creation of this long-awaited recording, indie label Ripple Music approached Fen to form a partnership. Signing a deal in 2010, both parties worked hand in hand to release Trails Out of Gloom on July 13th to rave reviews from the press and fans alike.

Going into 2011, Fen were specially invited to open for UK prog band, Blackfield, at Vancouver's Rickshaw Theatre (1000-capacity), they saw the album Trails Out Of Gloom make several Top Albums of 2010 lists, including The Ripple Effect, Imagine Echoes, Prognaut.com, Heavy Planet, Infernal Masquerade Webzine and others, began receiving AAA radio play in US for single "Miracle", as well as completing their first official video release for "Miracle" featuring marionettes by Mind of a Snail Puppet Co.

Joined by bassist Jeff Caron and drummer Nando Polesel, Fen completed their fifth album, Of Losing Interest, and it was released in August 2012.

Discography

Surgical Transfusion of Molting Sensory Reflections (2000)
Heron Leg (2003)
Congenital Fixation (2006)
Trails Out of Gloom (2010)
Of Losing Interest (2012)