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The words of Hummingbird came to Lauren whilst she was driving through the Dorset countryside. The lyrics hounded her with so much persistence that she had to pull over next to the monolithic Cerne Abbas giant to scribble them down, struggling to keep up with the current of them coming to her.

When she read over what she had written she realised that the lyrics were in essence of her favourite Frida Khalo painting Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird and were bringing her a message she needed to hear.

Spooky, yet beautiful, it has a Parisian timbre to it that would not sound out of place busked on the cobblestones of Montmartre. 


High Shelf Remedy's new self-produced studio album is available to order as a download and as a physical CD from Bandcamp.  

With 10 original tracks on the download plus a bonus track on the CD, the album is a must have for fans. 


Track Listing
1. Taken by the Water | 2. Mr Speaker | 3. Bonnie & Clyde | 4. Hummingbird | 5. Not Anymore | 6. Wild Woman | 7. This Drought | 8. Chico | 9. Knots | 10. Fisherman | 11. Honey Bee (bonus track for CD)

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Dave 'Chinners' Chinery - Rock Regeneration



The album features some sterling production work and a wonderful collection of musicians who each bring their own unique styles to each track. The songs reminds me of better times and sitting in a green field somewhere while ‘High Shelf Remedy’ entertain me with their unique vibe.



female-fronted, psychedelic folk music infused with trip-hop, dub, and blues.



Female-fronted psychedelic folk music infused with trip-hop, dub, and blues.

Formally Known as The Fox and The Owl; High Shelf Remedy are;

Lauren Johnson – singer, ukulele

Lu Davis – singer, bass, guitar, producer

Paul Tucker – lead guitar, bass

Richard Stannard – ukulele

James Poynting – drums

High Shelf Remedy are inspired by nature, activism, love, art, and freedom, whilst drawing songwriting from influences such as Morcheeba, The Moulettes, Gentle Mystics, The Levellers, and Sublime.


With a psychedelic folk sound combining 60’s folk revival influence with trip hop, dub, and blues, their eclectic sets are at times gentle and soothing and at other times it will bash you in the face with guitar solos, dubby bass, and colourful drums. Led by the mellifluous harmonies of besties Lauren and Lu; High Shelf Remedy is quirky, fun, and slightly eccentric yet at the same time subtle and chic.

This melting pot gives High Shelf Remedy their own uniquely blended multi-genre concoction of carnivalesque sound.

Often danceable, always sing-along-able High Shelf Remedy have dazzled a wide range of audiences from festival crowds and music venues to community events. Performing on the Caravanserai stage at Camp Bestival, on the main stage at Purbeck Valley Folk Festival, at Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival, many of the UKs alternative festivals, as well as Greenpeace and Extinction Rebellion fundraisers and demonstrations.



Available for festivals and events.


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