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"Come Along With Me" from Phil's recently released EP "Caroline Says ... And More" is "Song Of The Week" at YellowRadio FM 101.7 and Tivoli Radio

Mick Harvey released his first solo album in over 10 years, "Five Ways to Say Goodbye".
The album features the Fatal Shore song "We Had An Island".



Phil Shoenfelt & Southern Cross are happy to announce the long-awaited vinyl release of their classic recording Dead Flowers For Alice, the iconic front cover of which features a young Agáta Hanychová.
The album was first released in CD format by Czech label Indies in 1999. Later in 1999 it was released by the German label Golden Core (a subdivision of ZYX), and in 2000 it was released by the Greek label Soulsister, a division of Hitch-Hyke Records.
Twenty four years later, the German label Last Year’s Youth has released Dead Flowers For Alice on high quality vinyl. Slightly shorter than the CD version, the vinyl edition has a warm analogue sound and includes a limited run of 100 copies in white vinyl.

The album will be christened at a concert at the Kaštan club on Friday, 3rd May 2024 -



A four-song online EP will be released on 19th April 2024, by FUEGO.
The title is: CAROLINE SAYS … AND MORE and includes two cover versions, a collaboration and an original.

The dominant theme could be described as romantically obsessive, even emotionally masochistic love, leading at some point to disillusion, madness and at the extreme end of the spectrum, physical violence.

More information


Track 1 is a collaboration with Volker Regner and Anna-Lisa Schulig called “Come Along With Me”, a moody, atmospheric piece that lyrically emotes the joy and euphoria of a new love affair, while at the same time hinting at the melancholic ending to come.

Track 2 is a cover version of “Blindest Love” by Roland Popp and Raindogs. Here, we can see the euphoria of first love continuing, even while the narrator knows that his lady love is cheating on him. Phil’s version of this classic indie pop song will be included on the Raindogs compilation CD, CĂES DANADOS, which has been getting substantial radio play in Portugal.

Growing ever darker, the EP continues with an atmospheric version of “Caroline Says II” from the Lou Reed album Berlin. Here, masochistic and obsessive love degenerates into physical violence, with the classic opening lines: Caroline Says / As she gets up off the floor / Why is it that you beat me / It isn’t any fun. The track sees Phil making his debut on drums, as well as playing acoustic and electric guitars, bass and keyboards.

The final track, “Road Of No Return” features the incredible drumming of Jarda Kvasnička from Southern Cross and sees Phil making a rare foray into socio-political commentary – the first time, in fact, that he has done this since Khmer Rouge folded in 1986. The lyrics are non-specific, and the conflicts alluded to could be anywhere in the world. The atrocities carried out could be by any terrorist group or army of any nation or region. The point is to recognize that the world is gradually being enveloped by regional conflicts that are spreading into ever-wider confrontations, fuelled by monetary, religious, ethnic and territorial disputes. In effect, it’s like World War Three happening in slow motion. The song bemoans the brutality and lack of compassion on all sides. But probably it’s been like this ever since the human race crawled out of the primordial swamp. Genghis Khan wasn’t a very compassionate guy either…



Phil recently recorded the Raindogs song "Blindest Love" for the upcoming tribute album
"Căes Danados - Raindogs Cover Songs" (
ANTI-DEMOS-CRACIA/Camouflage Records).
The song will be premiered on Nuno Calados' radio show "Indiegente" on 25th April 2024 at 23:00 (Lisbon time).

"Căes Danados" will be released in digital format and on limited CD edition end of May 2024.

Phil's Bandcamp shop has just been updated with more CDs, books, vinyls and some rare items in limited quantity.
Check out:


Phil Shoenfelt & Band of Heysek

New CD:
"Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo"

Out: 10.11.2023
on Indies Records/Scope

Phil attended at "Sprachsalz - Internationale Tiroler Literaturtage" 8th to 9th September 2023
The reading was done bi-lingual - Phil Shoenfelt (English) and film director Ernst Gossner (German)

Two audio files are available for streaming/downloading:
Reading on Friday, 8th September 2023
Reading on Saturday, 9th September 2023

The organizers also uploaded an extract of the reading on YouTube:

Recently, Phil has been involved in a film project called "Pistol". The script is based on a screenplay by the Slovak writer Peter Krištůfek, and Phil plays the part of a burned-out UK rocker called  Johnny Stormwell. If you want to see the four-minute teaser for the film, click on this link to Vimeo

The teaser was filmed in Bratislava in September 2021 and was directed by Michal Baumbruck. At the moment, the Bratislava-based production company Punkchart, headed by Maroš Šlapeta, is looking around for funding to make the film, a noir comedy that also engages with some serious social issues.
If you'd like to see other films and documentaries that Punkchart has produced, click on the following link:

And if you want to see Phil being interviewed on Slovak arts program Kinorama about the film, click here
The Kinorama segment begins with an excerpt from the Pistol teaser, followed by an interview with director and cinematographer Michal Baumbruck. More excerpts from the teaser follow, as well as an interview with Phil, in which he explains the background to his involvement in the film. Intercut with the interview is some live footage from Phil's concert at the Red Cat Cabaret in Bratislava on November 27th 2022




Jarda Švec was one of the first people I met when I arrived in Prague almost thirty years ago. He was at U Vystřelenýho oka the first time I played there with Tichá Dohoda in the summer of 1994. He was there the last time Southern Cross played on 18.12.2021 – which happened to be my 69th birthday. Between those two dates he became my close friend and also played saxophone with Southern Cross in 1996/97. For the past 20 years, he has played on our song “Damage” every time we had a concert at U Vystřelenýho oka – even to the point where his participation became an expected event, a kind of tradition. And people loved him for it, they enjoyed his extrovert and unpredictable performances. In fact, it was the climax of the gig, the point at which people stood on benches and tables, danced, shouted and sang along.
He played on “THE BELL RINGER – LIVE AT THE SHOT-OUT EYE”, the live CD we released in 2015. He was famous for his contribution to the Dadaistic band ŽENY, a classic fusion of free jazz and Czech underground music, with lyrics influenced by parody and the “nonsense” poetry of Christian Morgenstern. Most of all, though, Jarda was famous for being himself. It was amazing how many people knew and loved him. You could play a gig in Ostrava, for example, and a complete stranger you’d never met before would come up and tell you a Jarda Švec story. Everywhere he was known as “Jarda Švec, umělec”, and in the widest sense of the word he was an artist – if that means someone with a unique point of view, who successfully transmits that feeling and worldview to other people. Someone who can make you look at things differently, whether through art, music, literature or story-telling. His yarns were brilliant, with a kind of wisdom and sly humour that made sure you never forgot them. Maybe he wasn’t a genius on sax – though actually he sometimes was – but his humour, his enthusiasm and his life-embracing vibe more than made up for any shortcomings. He was the genius loci of U Vystřelenýho oka, the permanent štamgast, the guy who would always show up at some point in the evening. The type of guy you could depend on as a friend, the type of guy who could put things in perspective whenever you were feeling down. Some kind of guru, some kind of shaman, a beer-loving zen buddhist stoner. So when I learned in the early hours of this morning that he had died after a short illness, I was shocked, saddened and in a state of disbelief – devastated would be a better word for it. I know that his many hundreds of friends – both in Prague and across the country – must be feeling the same way. The impression he made on us all is profound, and his passing has left an empty space in our lives and in our hearts. U Vystřelenýho oka won’t be the same without him – though it will still  to be a magical place. But no more Jarda going from table to table, sharing joints and holding forth, entertaining friends and strangers alike with his outrageous jokes and stories. No more taking his beloved sax from its case, no more flights of sonic improvisation on “Damage”. How can it possibly be? But truly, that was his last performance with us in December 2021, and my heart weeps and I can’t accept it. Thank you, Jarda, for your friendship, good humour, originality and humanity. I count myself lucky that I was privileged enough to know you and count you as my friend. I know that Pavel Krtouš, Jarda Kvasnička and David Babka feel the same way. Goodnight, dear friend, we’ll meet sometime for a beer and a joint at that great U Vystřelenýho oka in the sky.

R.I.P. Jarda Švec, umělec, First Minister of the Republic of Žižkov. Died 26.2.2022


PS & SC would like to express our sadness at the death of our friend Babis Argyriou. Babis was a key figure in the Greek music scene, especially in his hometown Thessaloniki. In spite of long-term health problems, Babis was energized by his passionate love of music. He managed to transcend, or at least work around, these challenges to his health. In the early 1980s he started a pirate radio station (Radio Free), which gave exposure to Punk and New Wave, as well as to independent American and Australian bands. These included Wipers and Husker Du (two of his favorites), Sunnyboys and New Christs. Later, he started the legendary Greek fanzine Rollin’ Under, which promoted local Greek bands, as well as American and Australian acts.
Babis and Rollin’ Under also put together cassette collections, which were released by Lazy Dog. Lazy Dog Records later became an established and influential label. Babis was involved in the release of a series of seven inch vinyl singles and re-issued albums by bands such as Mecano, Zounds and The Mob. At the same time, he was running a small record store and was a key member of the Thessaloniki DIY (Do It Yourself) scene. This included a network of independent record labels and music stores, distribution services, pirate radio stations, rehearsal spaces and recording studios. The common denominator was the DIY ethos, a sense of shared musical values, community and cooperation, rather than competition:

In the 1990s Babis supported the music of Phil Shoenfelt & Southern Cross, as well as Fatal Shore and Dim Locator. At the start of the new millennium, he founded the music site  Without his support, our music would not have reached such a wide audience of independent music fans in Greece. Last year he put together a brilliant collection of our music for Mixcloud.
In the words of his long-time friend Hristos Peltekis, Babis was “a unique man, honest, humble, unselfish, with a great sense of humour.” He leaves behind a legacy of love, community spirit, influence and music – as well as three music-related books – and will be sorely missed by everyone he interacted with.

Αντίο, αγαπητέ φίλε, αφήστε το σώμα σας ας αναπαυθεί εν ειρήνη και το πνεύμα σας ας έχει ένα ασφαλές ταξίδι στην άλλη άκρη.

Babis Argyriou, born 1959, died Thessaloniki January 15th 2022. Our condolences to his friends and family. Thanks to Hristos Peltekis for the biographical info, and to Anastis Lazaridis for the photo.

For all of you who might have missed the tribute concert to Ivan Král, which was broadcast by ČT ART (an arts programme on Czech Television) last Friday evening, you can now link directly to the ČT archive and watch the concert in full:

The concert took place last September 12th on the Fountain Stage at Výstaviště, Prague, and Phil was invited to sing "Pumping For Jill", the song that Ivan co-wrote with Iggy Pop. Phil was backed by some fantastic musicians, including guitarist Honza Ponocný, who was also musical director of the event. Other participants who sang Ivan's songs included: Lenka Dusilová, Petr Fiala, David Koller, James Harries, Michal Hrůza, Aneta Langerová, Cirkus Ponorka,Tonya Graves, Ivan Hlas and Saša Langošová. In addition to the concert, each participant was interviewed on camera and asked to share his/her thoughts about Ivan Král and his music. Ivan's widow Cindy Hudson was a special guest at the event, and was also interviewed by Czech Television. Cirkus Ponorka started the concert, and Phil played second, just over five minutes into the Event.

Natalie Schlossman - RIP

Here is a video of Phil performing "Pumping For Jill" at last Sunday's "Forever Král" concert on the Fontana stage of Prague's Výstaviště exhibition grounds. Thanks to Jolana for taking it!

Also performing Ivan's songs and co-compositions was: Cirkus Ponorka, Lenka Dusilová, Tonya Graves, Janek Ledeckzý, Albert Černý, Ivan Hlas, Debbi, Lucie, Aneta Langerová, Saša Langošová, Honza Křížek, Lenny? Jiří Suchý, Michal Hrůzba, Petr Fiala, Zofie Dares, James Harries and Miro Žbirka. Great music, great atmosphere, a fitting tribute to Ivan Král and his music and lyrics.

 The evening was filmed by Czech TV and will be shown within the next month or two.

Phil Shoenfelt & Band of Heysek playing "Bloodshot Eyes" live at Trutnoff Festival / 21st August 2021:

Full concert of Phil Shoenfelt & Southern Cross @ KVIFF Karlovy Vary International Film Festival / 23rd August 2021:
Phil Shoenfelt & Southern Cross @ KVIFF

A great mix of Phil's own music plus various collaborations can be found on Budapest's Tilos Rádió 90,3 (Bang Bang Radioshow). The show starts with a PJ Harvey track then kicks in with Dim Locator at 07:40. This is followed by a selection of various other projects, mainly taken from Phil's solo LP Under The Radar, plus a couple of songs from the band Sweet Positive and a long track taken from Phil's 1997 collaboration with the late and great Nikki Sudden:

A great mixtape of Phil's music has just been compiled by Babis Argyriou of Greek online music magazine MIC.
There is a fast-moving and interesting selection of songs from various albums by Phil, both solo and with Southern Cross, which you can access by clicking on  or by going direct to
Many thanks to Babis for this tasteful and intuitive sequencing of our songs.


So sad to learn of Anita Lane's passing.
Muse to many and genius in her own right.
Much too soon.
R.I.P. beautiful one.

A new lyric video for “Ghost Song”, the lead track on Phil’s 2020 solo CD Cassandra Lied, has just been posted on YouTube:

Filmed, designed and edited by Friedel Muders, the video was shot in St. Nicholas and St. Mary Cemetery in Berlin Mitte.

The song features Phil on vocals, reverse electric and acoustic guitars, bass and keyboards, with Chris Hughes on drums and EBow guitar, and Kristof Hahn on lap steel guitar.

Cassandra Lied was recorded and mixed at Prague’s Stereo Mysterio studio by Dan Šatra, reaching a high of # 6 in the Dark Wave charts. 

The live 60 minute concert that Phil Shoenfelt & Southern Cross played a couple of weeks ago for Czech television channel TV9P ago can now be seen in its entirety here

Listen up!

Phil Shoenfelt & Southern Cross will play a Live 60 minute concert streamed by TV9P as part of the Rector's Office series of concerts, sponsored by the Czech Technical University in Prague (ČVUT).
The concert will be broadcast at 7pm (Central European Time) on Friday March 26th, and can be accessed via this link: 



A new compilation CD Being On The Beat is about to be released by Dim Locator's German label Moloko +.
The theme of the CD is the revolutionary technique of the "cut-up", as originated by William Burroughs and Brion Gysin in the early 1960s. Rex Joswig of Berlin band Herbst In Peking has put together a brilliant collection of cut-ups, which include readings by William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso and Jürgen Ploog, all set against the background of electronic backing tracks by bands such as Tarwater and Mimetic Field. Dim Locator's "Trash My Libido" is at Track 17.
The CD comes with an 28 page booklet that includes photos, collages and experimental writing in German and English. Phil Shoenfelt's "Kronen Cut Up" forms the centrepiece of the booklet.
The CD is beautifully packaged and is a "must" for anyone interested in Beat literature and experimental sound collages.

For more details go to the Moloko + webpage

At the invitation of New York Junk, Phil will be participating in a live streaming Event from Bowery Electric in NYC on 26th January at 8pm (New York time). The Event is to celebrate the release of New York Junk's latest album "Dreaming" and Phil will be joining New York Junk and more than a dozen international bands and artists to wish the album bon voyage. The release date coincides with Cynthia B-Girl's birthday, so we'll all be wishing her "HAPPY BIRTHDAY CYNTHIA!!!"
Some of the acts - including New York Junk - will be playing live at Bowery Electric, others will be giving virtual performances: in Phil's case direct from his apartment in Prague - Žižkov.


January 26, 2021 at 8pm!
NEW YORK JUNK celebrates the release of our new record “DREAMING” (vinyl out now on Tarbeach) and Cynthia ‘B’Girls BDay with a LIVE show STREAMED to your living room from The Bowery Electric NEW YORK CITY featuring:

New York Junk w guest drummer Bob Bert
Beechwood NYC
Sam Hariss (The Sweet Things)
Puma Perl (Poet)

AND (virtual) guest appearances by Michael Imperioli, Peter Perrett, Pam Hogg, Bonnie Bloomgarden (Death Valley Girls), Kimiko & Shuichi (Two Hearts aka Titty Twister), Phil Shoenfelt (Southern Cross), Chihiro & Captain (Boys Order), Sonja & Hank (Kill The Dandies!) Chuck Bones & Moan Elisa (The Trash Bags), Jonzip (The Zips), Ron Synovitz (Golden Hive Studio Prague)

On Demand until midnight Feb 2nd! 


Photo (c) Michal Bauer Pticen

Between The Flesh And The Spirit - interview with Ruta 66.

Part 2 of Phil's long interview with Eloy Perez of Spanish magazine Ruta 66 has just been published online.

Click here for the Spanish original with photos and video link,
or click here for the English language version with text only.


Photo (c) Michal Bauer Pticen

Between The Flesh And The Spirit - interview with Ruta 66.

If you'd like to practice your Spanish, check out Part 1 of a  long interview that Phil just did with Ruta 66  (Part 2 will be published next Sunday).

The interview covers a lot of ground: from the making of Cassandra Lied to working with Nikki Sudden, from the cinematic and literary influences on Phil's own writing to Kraut Rock, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen and Joy Division.

If your Spanish language skills aren't so great, click here for the English version of Part 1.

Dim Locator's concert in Ebensee has been recorded and was broadcasted as streaming on 21st October on Austrian radio station Freies Radio Salzkammergut. Fantastic live sound and mix! It will be repeated on Friday, 23th October at 02:05 PM (14:05).

The Cut-Up that Phil made of the interview with Dim Locator in the Austrian newspaper Kronen Zeitung (see News 29/9/2020) will be published in the next edition of Alienist Manifesto (edited by Prof. Louis Armand of the Philosophic Faculty of Charles University, Prague):

The Prague-based American author and journalist Thor Garcia has written a fantastic retrospective review of the1995 "Live In Prague" CD by Phil Shoenfelt with Tichá Dohoda - he says it's one of his favourite CDs! It's just been posted on Goodreads - check it out, it's a BRILLIANT and perceptive piece of rock criticism, a literary masterpiece in its own right! 

Furthermore, Phil provided two new writings for the website:

I Will Be Your Mirror - The Cosmos As Great Narcissist

Beeing On The Beat - Liner notes for the forthcoming Moloko + compilation CD

Phil Shoenfelt & Southern Cross update:
"Due to the Covid/quarantine situation at the Czech-German border, Berliners Kristof Hahn and Chris Hughes will not be at Rock Cafe on Thursday 01.10.2020. The show will go ahead as planned with Phil Shoenfelt & Southern Cross, but will start at the earlier time of 7:30 due to the legally enforced closing time of 10:00. One hundred seated people (wearing face masks) can be accomodated in the concert hall while staying within the government-imposed regulations. PS & SC will be playing several new songs from Phil's latest CD "Cassandra Lied". No matter how many people attend, we intend to have fun and project an upbeat and life-affirming energy to counteract the widespread fear many people are feeling at the moment. KEEP ROCK AND ROLL LIVE AND ALIVE!"


Photo (c) Wolfgang Gürster /

Dave Kusworth ...

"So sad to hear the news yesterday of Dave Kusworth's passing. A master songwriter and guitarist, a man with a beautiful soul. We go back a long way, at least until 1992, and were on the same record label for a while, when the Jacobites reformed in the early 90s. I have fond memories of hanging out with him in Camden Town pubs such as The Falcon and The Good Mixer before I moved to the Czech Republic. We later re-connected in Prague, where I organized a couple of gigs for him. In 2006 ran into each other once again at Nikki Sudden’s funeral, and we played together at Nikki memorial concerts in London, Ebensee, and (in 2007) in Vitoria, Spain. The last time I saw Dave was in 2016 at the ten years after Nikki Sudden Tribute concert in London. He will be sadly missed by the true rock and roll cognoscenti, but he made his mark, created a legend and wrote dozens of heart-achingly brilliant songs.  I am sad, sad, sad – but also happy that Dave existed and that he was my friend for a while. Sincere condolences to Anouschkat and the Kusworth family."
Phil Shoenfelt.

In case you're wondering, here is an update to let you know what's going on with gigs lately. Needless to say, it's all a bit chaotic because of the Covid situation.

Whether you believe it's bullshit or not, the fact is that since last Wednesday several countries have designated Czech Republic as a "Covid Hot Zone". Phil had driven to Berlin on Monday 7/9 to practice with Dim Locator for concerts at Fluc in Vienna and the UniMoon Festival in Prague. Luckily, he was already in Berlin when the German Foreign Ministry put Prague in the "red zone". Therefore, he avoided having to go into quarantine for several days. The problem the band faced was that if they played the UniMoon Festival in Prague, the Berlin members (Chris Hughes, Baron Anastis and Daniel Plashues, plus special guest Kristof Hahn of Swans) would have had to get PCR tests before returning to Berlin and go into quarantine for several days until they got the results. This they could not afford to do. Therefore, the band decided to drive to Vienna via Leipzig, Regensburg and Passau, avoiding Czech Republic entirely. This meant a drive of 940 Kms for one concert in Vienna, but it was a fantastic concert anyway! Thanks to Peter Nachtnebel at Fluc and the wonderful Viennese audience!

On Friday the Berliners drove back to Berlin via Passau, again avoiding Czech Republic, while Phil re-entered the country via Znojmo and played the UniMoon festival on Saturday night with Band Of Heysek from Brno backing him. Another fantastic concert, and many thanks to Lukáš, Bob and Honza for helping out at the last minute. They are a GREAT band, you should check them out.

As for the Southern Cross gig at Rock Cafe on October 1st - as of now, the concert is going ahead. But it is doubtful if Kristof Hahn and Chris Hughes will make it, due to the aforementioned Covid/quarantine problems at the German-Czech border. We will keep you posted on this. But as of now the concert with Southern Cross at Rock Cafe is going ahead, with or without Chris and Kristof.


Prague-based author Thor Garcia has just written an excellent review of Cassandra Lied on his brilliant, informative and very entertaining blog page, which you can find at Goodreads through the link below. Thor's recent book-length tract on Morrissey - Secret Agent Morrissey - is essential reading too.

PS & SC announce with great sadness the death from cancer of our dear friend and promoter Enrico “Enni” Hagen, who passed away in Dresden on the 23rd of June. Enni was a lifelong music fan, an old-school maverick with a rock and roll heart, who also happened to be a fantastic promoter – both independently and through his beloved club “Skullcrusher”. We have great memories of playing there with Sigue Sigue Sputnik a few years ago, and he also promoted excellent concerts at other Dresden clubs, such as Alte Feuerwache and Tante Ju. The “New York Night” concerts he promoted for PS & SC, New York Junk, Deadbeat Poets and Lorraine Leckie in 2012 and 2013 were exceptional. Enni was out of the promoting business for a while due to ill health, but made a triumphant return in November 2018 with two Phil Shoenfelt solo concerts at Alte Feuerwache and Red Rooster, both of which were sold out. As well as being a talented and caring promoter, Enni looked like a wild rock and roller himself. But he was also a gentleman with old school manners who respected the people he worked with. His love and enthusiasm for rock music transmitted itself to everyone he met, and his passing will leave an unfillable void, not only in the Dresden music scene for which he did so much, but also in the hearts of his devastated friends and admirers. We send our condolences to all Enni’s friends and colleagues, and in particular to his wife Manuela, the woman he loved so long and so deeply.

"We've just heard that Lucie Rejchrtová has set up a wonderful new webpage, which tells you about her multifarious activities in the worlds of music, meditation and poetry. Lucie moved to the UK in the early noughties, where she played keyboards with psychedelic groovers Instant Flight. Then she began playing with the legendary Arthur Brown, and through him met many other originators of UK and European psychedelic rock. Check out her musical and personal odyssey on the Nature Grooves webpage. It's really interesting and informative, with great pictures and videos.  She's even added a link to my own music. This girl is a star and a brilliant musician. Thanks Lucie!"

Phil Shoenfelt & Southern Cross' song "Lonely Street" (from the 1997 CD "Blue Highway") is Song Of The Week on Thessaloniki radio station Yellow Radio. Track down the page for the song, which contains some nice old photographs of the band!το-τραγούδι-της-εβδομάδας-phil-shoenfelt-southern-cross-lonely-street/

Published today on You Tube: the brand new video for the song "Fly Away" from Phil's recent solo album Cassandra Lied. The video was shot in Berlin at the beginning of January 2020 by Friedel Muders of Fuego, who also did the editing and visual design. High production values mixed with an ironic but nostalgic take on an ageing "man in black" singing to the Sirens.

Here is a short and snappy interview that Phil did with Directors Lounge curator Kenton Turk when they ran into each other at Prague's Dox Gallery a couple of years ago. Dim Locator had played the Directors Lounge in 2013 at a screening of the Rowland S. Howard biopic "Autoluminiscent" and the interview refers back to this. It has just been posted on the Directors Lounge homepage




Available on all usual download/streaming platforms

Just released on Fuego and available through Amazon: a 3 song EP called River Of Light by Phil’s early 90s band, Spirithouse. Recorded at EMC studio in Camden Town London in 1992, and produced by Eddie Mander, the songs were recorded between Backwoods Crucifixion (1990) and God Is The Other Face Of The Devil (1993). The title song “River Of Light” has never been released before, whereas the version of “Only You” included here is completely different to the version on God Is The Other Face Of The Devil. The third song, “Love Makes Her Shine”, later appeared on Golden Vanity by Phil Shoenfelt & Nikki Sudden, but the EP version is more like psychedelic pop than grunge. In fact, the whole EP is something of a departure and doesn’t sound anything like what came before and after! Many thanks to Alan (guitar), Jim (keyboards), Andy (bass), Kev (drums) and Sue (backing vocals).

Check out the cover version of Phil's song "Black Rain" on Harry Stafford's fantastic new album "Gothic Urban Blues". Harry's legendary band Inca Babies played at the 2019 Drug Me Fest, along with Dim Locator, Kill The Dandies and many others. His version of "Black Rain" is excellent, and the album is a genuine classic.

Black Rain by Harry Stafford from Harry Stafford on Vimeo.

 A great video by Harry Stafford from his wonderful new album "Gothic Urban Blues": His version of Phil's song "Black Rain", from the 1993 CD "God Is The Other Face Of The Devil". The video was mainly shot in the streets and bars of Manchester, but also features two segments filmed with Phil at last summer's Drug Me Fest in Prague. Really powerful and atmospheric.

Red Door Gallery, Copenhagen, startet a new project called "Poetic Phonotheque", an international collection of poetry recorded in the voice of their authors. This initiative was started on the "World Poetry Day 2020", and continues to welcome poetry from anywhere in the planet. Listen to Phil Shoenfelt's contribution, which can be found here:

Phil Shoenfelt's retrospective album "Under The Radar" as well as studio and live recordings by Khmer Rouge ("New York - London 1981-86", originally released in 2004) are finally available as downloads:


Inca Babies frontman Harry Stafford's new album "Gothic Urban Blues" (Black Lagoon Records) will include a great cover version of Phil's song "Black Rain". The album (CD/Vinyl/Download) will be released on 27th March 2020.
Pre-orders are available

After many inquiries, we have now opened a store on Bandcamp, with direct artist support, for worldwide delivery:

Currently the CD "Out Of The Sky" (with Bruno Adams), the Best-Of Double-CD "Deep Horizon", as well as Phil's latest CD "Cassandra Lied" are being offered.

As regarding Digital Downloads:
Phil's releases are being provided by Fuego. Please use the following links:
Phil Shoenfelt / Phil Shoenfelt & Southern Cross
Fatal Shore
Dim Locator

Upcoming support acts for THE MISSION

02.04.2020 - Budapest (H) - Phil Shoenfelt solo - TICKETS

03.04.2020 - Budapest (H) - Phil Shoenfelt solo - TICKETS

04.04.2020 - Prague (CZ) - Phil Shoenfelt with Dim Locator - TICKETS

05.04.2020 - Prague (CZ) - Phil Shoenfelt with Dim Locator - TICKETS