Dominic Waxing Lyrical

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Dominic Waxing Lyrical
Background information
OriginEdinburgh, United Kingdom
GenresArt rock, Folk
Years active1994 (1994)–present
LabelsTenement Records, Neptunes, Bosque, House of Dubois
MembersDominic Harris
Riley Briggs
George McFall
Murray Briggs
Neil Bateman
Past membersJoel Sanderson
Ruby Worth
Ewan Hunter
Tom Bancroft

Dominic Waxing Lyrical are an Edinburgh band formed around the musician and songwriter Dominic Harris.

Formed after arriving from Berlin in 1994, the band's music and performances incorporated unusual influences such as medieval and renaissance poetry[1], and performance art[2], and they won a following in the mid-90s UK indie music scene. A series of singles and an eponymous LP earned radio plays by John Peel and approving coverage in zines[3][4] while Melody Maker described them as "astounding as ever - folk's Fergal Sharkey in chiffon sequins sings the soundtrack to Richard Thompson's 1974 nightmares"[5].

Over fifteen years later, now playing with musicians from Aberfeldy, Clean George IV and Badgewearer, they finally released a well-received second album Woodland Casual [6] and, with the addition of orchestra players from Mr McFall's Chamber, a third album Rural Tonic[7][8]. They were subsequently recorded by the BBC in session with Mr McFall's Chamber[9] and played on BBC Radio by Lauren Laverne and Vic Galloway[10][11].



  • Dominic Waxing Lyrical, Neptunes (1995)
  • Woodland Casual, Tenement Records (2015)
  • Rural Tonic, Tenement Records (2017)


  • Victoria, Bosque 7" (1995)
  • Change, Bosque 7" (1997)
  • Dear Sir/Madam..., Bosque EP (1998)
  • Part-Timers , House of Dubois EP (1998)
  • Thursday (Searching), Tenement Records (2014)
  • Susan Sontag, Tenement Records (2017)

Tracks on compilations

  • Piss Staines, on Looking At The Earth From Neptune, And It Was Good, Neptunes (1996)[12]

In the media


External links


  1. Betty Mayonaisse. "DOMINIC WAXING LYRICAL SMART, BUT CASUAL (BACK FROM THE OUTBACK)". Is this music?. Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  2. "Listings - National Review of Live Art". The List. Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  3. The Great Indie Discography. Canongate. ISBN 1841953350.
  4. Peacock, Tim (May 2017). "A Tonic for the troops". No. 466. Record Collector Magazine. Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  5. Luffman, Mark (January 11, 1997). "Melody Maker".
  6. Peacock, Tim (February 2015). "A Tonic for the troops". No. 436. Record Collector Magazine. Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  7. Harris, Harry. "Dominic Waxing Lyrical – Rural Tonic". The Skinny.
  8. Jupp, Ed. "TRACK OF THE DAY #980: DOMINIC WAXING LYRICAL – LA GIOSTRA". God is in the TV. Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  9. "Dominic Waxing Lyrical and Mr McFall's Chamber - Harris: Laika". BBC Classics Unwrapped. Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  10. "6Music Recommends with Lauren Laverne".
  11. "Vic Galloway 19 April 2017". BBC Scotland. Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  12. "Looking At The Earth From Neptune, And It Was Good". Discogs. Retrieved 29 February 2020.

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