A true adherent to the DIY ethos, Owen Duff creates everything related to his music, from artwork to videos, as well as playing or programming nearly all of the instruments on his songs. He began learning piano at the age of four, picking up drums, guitar and a few other instruments along the way, eventually writing songs that blend influences from folk, 60s chamber pop, electronica, film and TV scores and jazz. Owen's lyrics are inspired by books, films, TV, high and low culture, politics and personal experience.
He has released five EPs as well as having recorded an album of twenty songs which, rather than releasing, he hid in secret locations around the world. This was documented in the video for 'The Race', which accompanied the launch of Owen's fourth EP 'Realityicide’. He scored the Queerty award-nominated web series Kissing Walls in 2019 and in 2020 began releasing songs from an upcoming album called bed.
He has played several iconic UK venues including Bush Hall, the Royal Vauxhall Tavern and Manchester's Academy, supporting acts such as the Hidden Cameras, Scott Matthew and The Unbending Trees. His work has been praised by Hollywood actor Chloë Grace Moretz and legendary musician, broadcaster and activist Tom Robinson among others.
Owen's songs have been played on BBC Radio 6 music, BBC Radio London and have been playlisted several times on Amazing Radio. His work has been featured in The Independent, Amelia's Magazine and Creative Review as well as on leading music blogs Music OMH and Cover Lay Down. His songs have have been selected for Unsigned Guide's Spotlight and the BIRP! Spotify playlist. Owen's music has appeared in the films "Thirteen Downs", "The Falls" and its two sequels, which also featured music specially commissioned for the soundtrack.