Time Shield (Faux Pas)

Time Shield (Faux Pas)

 Melbourne, Victoria, AUS

Time Shield is a new project for Melbourne-based producer Tim Shiel, aka Faux Pas. It combines live dance music (synths, guitar, theremin and voice) with improvised synced visuals (loops taken from film, TV and YouTube).


"Tim Shiel has a knack for folding sounds into an overarching mood, so that the sum is always more intuitive and seamless than its proliferating parts. The result is lush, dreamy future pop that just begs you to dive in headfirst, your heart in close second. Just be careful how many times you dip in – you might find yourself blissfully lost in here." Mess+Noise

Tim Shiel is a musician, broadcaster and blogger based in Melbourne, Australia.

As Faux Pas, his music has been featured on compilations for Ghostly International and Ministry of Sound, as well as on Australian radio (Triple J, community radio) and television. His last album "Noiseworks" as nominated for an AIR Award (Australian Independent music awards - Best Dance Release) and was mixed by Franc Tetaz (Wolf Creek soundtrack, Architecture in Helsinki, Kimbra).

As a performer, he tours as part of the live band for Gotye, Melbourne-based pop musician and producer, with recent gigs including headline duties at Laneway Festival 2011 around Australia, and shows at the Sydney Opera House and National Theatre in Melbourne. This year, Tim made his debut as Time Shield, with an innovative one-man live show that combines the psychedelic electronica of Faux Pas with live synchronised visuals taken from film, TV and YouTube.

As a broadcaster, Tim has been behind the mic as a presenter for many years at Melbourne's 3RRR FM, the largest public radio station in the southern hemisphere, and has also appeared as a presenter on 2SER Sydney and Triple J nationally.

Tim's blog, started at the same time as Faux Pas in 2005, has been named one of the top 25 Australian music blogs by online media blog Way Cool Jnr. He also tweets regularly to an audience of over 1,000 followers.


Albums as "Faux Pas":

Noiseworks (2010)
- nominated for Best Electronica Release 2010 AIR Awards
- Triple J radio support for singles "Chasing Waterfalls" and "Silver Line"
- "Album of the Week" 3RRR Melbourne and FBi Radio Sydney

Entropy Begins at Home (2006)
- "Album of the Week" 3RRR Melbourne and FBi Radio Sydney
- single "For The Trees" featured on Pitchfork

EPs as "Faux Pas":

Waterfalls (2008)
Changes (2007)
Faux Feels (2005)

Compilation appearances:

The Nocturnal Suite (Ghostly International, 2009)
Ministry of Sound: Chillout Sessions XII (Ministry of Sound, 2009)

Remixes for:
Paul Dempsey
Rat vs Possum
Super Melody
and many more