AUSTEL: Austel – aka Annie Rew Shaw – is a Devon-born London-based artist, songwriter and producer, crafting introspective, brooding music led by ethereal vocals and intimate lyricism.
Influenced by a wide range of artists spanning from Bon Iver to Thom Yorke, Cocteau Twins to Jon Hopkins, Nick Cave to Elliott Smith, Austel fuses her background in classical music and songwriting with ambient textures, cinematic soundscapes and contemplative electronica.

2022 sees Austel somewhat reborn with the release of her new album ‘Feathers’ – a reimagining of her discography to date, in which the songs of ‘Unfold’ and ‘Cold Love’ are transformed into intimate, ethereal piano versions. Front and centre is Austel’s vocal: unguarded but still possessing a dynamic power and depth. The songs are laced with her signature ghostly backing vocals drenched in reverb, contributing to the ‘haunting’ nature of her work.

‘Haunting and moody’ – BBC 6 MUSIC

‘Every note is placed for ultimate impact’ – THE LINE OF BEST FIT

‘Reminiscent of a waking dream, opiate and intangible… Think Buckley’s Song To The Siren, only much more fragile, delicate and personal in content’ – FRESH ON THE NET