Les Étoiles

Les Étoiles began in 2008 as the solo project of Shropshire-born songwriter David Fitzpatrick. His work is a master class in the minimalism that bands such as Low and late Talk Talk perfected: sparse, intimate, moving and utterly genuine.

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Alight, Alight

Alight, Alight

Alight, Alight is Les Étoiles’ most beautifully unadorned album. With only sparse piano arrangements for accompaniment, these songs have a quiet intensity that brings to mind not only the solo work of Talk Talk’s Mark Hollis but also early Low at their most austere.

Your Roots, Your Bones

Your Roots, Your Bones

A work of breathtaking sonic minimalism, beauty and honesty. These four tracks condense and deepen Les Étoiles’ concerns to date: memory, loss, homecoming and the lifting of sadness. Listen as the nights close in.

Little MeasurementsAvailable for Purchase

Little Measurements

Formed partly through collaboration across our roster, Little Measurements is a collection of brief encounters, which hinge on the slightest details and gestures: a written note, a fleeting facial expression, a movement of eyelashes. Intimate, evocative and beautiful, this is a moving work, full of echoes, spaces and haunted memory – as sad as it is hopeful.

To Leave A MarkAvailable for Purchase

To Leave A Mark

The second record from Les Étoiles, To Leave A Mark’s detailed, beautiful songs pay tribute to his home town of Bridgnorth, its beauties and tragedies, it as a container of memory, people, times, love and loss. Carefully produced by Tim Wright, it is a sparse, subtle and gorgeous piece of music.

Never To AlightAvailable for Purchase

Never To Alight

Spare, intimate and disarmingly honest singer-songwriting in the vein of late Talk Talk, David Thomas Broughton or Will Oldham. A record of old letters, pressed flowers and single battered photographs; of the sepia mysteries of age, time, memory, love, loss and death.