2020, lap 1

Proud to announce the successful release of my second book of poems, ‘Human Valentine”. This collection focuses on romantic nostalgia, sex and the art of letting go. I’m thinking about reading a few pages live on Instagram. It’s available online at blurb.com, or at my local bookstore, Pop Hop Shop on York.


Oh, and I just bought a harpsichord, so tune in for Baroque content soon…

New winter single ‘Wish I Was’ receives warm praise

{Feeling so grateful today}
There’s nothing like waking up to a kind review, especially from Brooklyn Vegan

As some of you know, I just released a new track off my album the Marigold Experiment yesterday. Produced by myself and Alec Justice, ‘Wish I Was’, ‘All In’ and ‘Fever Pitch’ showcase a silky more digital side of my music which long time fans may appreciate.

During my stint as Birds Fled From Me in 2007 and 2008, I explored mixing piano with a few subtle electronic sensibilities. I have taken many turns since then, but I’ve always kept that early day magic energy in the back of my mind. If you’ve stuck with my this far and been wishing I would make a return, you’re in luck.

So without further ado, I hope you enjoy ‘Wish I Was’, and if you’re feeling generous, please share as much as you like.

Rachel Fannan Publishes Second Book ‘Human Valentine’

I am so proud to announce that my second book ‘Human Valentine’ is now available to you in paperback via Blurb.com. In this new edition of poems readers will get a deeper glimpse into my romantic scope. Personally I am influenced by writers like Pablo Neruda and even at times Bukowski’s way of portraying sexuality and sensuality. Raw, not always sweet. While my first collection erred towards nostalgia and sometimes times painful recollection, ‘Human Valentine’ reveals tenderness and excitement. I hope you enjoy.


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Late Nights

(artwork by Jessi Simpson)

Greetings from the bed of Rachel Fannan and laptop. I bring you stories of rock and roll and good news. As I shared in my last post, my second book “Human Valentine” is en route. All pre orders have been processed and will be mailing out shortly. Everyone who pre ordered a copy will receive a personalized autograph and something extra, so a BIG thank you to those of you who helped launch this next edition.

In other news I am home for exactly 7 days here in Los Angeles to rehearse with the extraordinary Pussy Riot band for our performance at this years Desert Daze on Saturday October 12th. I began working with Nadya earlier this year and have become a fast fan and supporter. So grateful for my time behind the drums.

Following Desert Daze I fly over to the UK to rejoin with Canadian shredders Black Mountain and continue our 3 month long tour in support of their latest album ‘Destroyer’ which features a healthy (and quietly mixed) dose of Fannan vocals. Jamming with the fellas thus far as been quite the TRIP.

To conclude this brief update I will also be sharing new music soon! Trying my best to keep up with myself as I balance life around touring. You know the drill. Or do you?