You’ve already heard Phildel’s music, though you may not know it.

Her songs have been used on a wealth of TV adverts, have soundtracked movies and are cited as an inspiration by Mariah Huehner, author of True Blood and Angel comic books. They have been used in theatre productions and by celebrity fashion designer Henrietta Ludgate’s live shows. It, therefore, comes as a surprise to discover that Phildel is an artist whose deep appreciation for sound stems from an understanding of silence. During a childhood in which music was forbidden by her religious stepfather, she came to know silence well.

Despite her natural love for music, for 10 years Phildel was left to imagine the sounds she would fill the silence with, if she could. Her sound world is, subsequently, a departure in the world of imagination. Ultimately, the spectral compositions, that make up her debut album, The Disappearance Of The Girl, are intimate documents from an unusual and difficult childhood.