Phil Shoenfelt

Phil Shoenfelt is a Prague-based British singer, guitarist, songwriter, producer and author, whose path started on punk and post-punk scenes of London, Manchester and New York, where in 1981 he formed the post-punk band Khmer Rouge. They shared the stage with artists such as The Clash, Nico, or The Fall. For a time, the band was managed by Nat Finkelstein, the legendary photographer who collaborated with Andy Warhol and the Velvet Underground, and who filmed a video for the Khmer Rouge song New Assassins.

In 1984 Phil moved to London and in 1989 he made his first solo recording, a 12 inch single Charlotte’s Room/The Long Goodbye. During his UK tour dates in early 90’s, Phil supported Crime & The City Solution and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. In 1994 Phil toured in the Czech Republic, supported by the band Tichá Dohoda. In 1995 he moved to Prague, where he formed his current band Phil Shoenfelt & Southern Cross. In 1997 Phil founded Fatal Shore with Berlin-based Australians Bruno Adams and Chris Hughes, and in 2011 he started Dim Locator, with Chris Hughes and Dave Allen. Phil also collaborated with Nikki Sudden (the founder of The Swell Maps and The Jacobites) playing lead guitar in his band in 1997-98, and recording Golden Vanity with him in 1998. In June 2014 Phil Shoenfelt & Southern Cross recorded a live album The Bell Ringer – Live At The Shot-Out Eye for the occasion of the band’s 20th anniversary. Cassandra Lied, a well-acclaimed solo album,  was launched in early 2020.  Phil Shoenfelt has published several titles: A fictionalised autobiography Junkie Love, a poetry collection The Green Hotel, Magdalena – Books One and Two (with the Prague surrealist poet and artist Kateřina Piňosová), Kamikaze Skull (poems co-written with UK performance artist Sophia Disgrace), and Stripped, a two-part authobiographical novel set in New York between 1979-1984. Phil also wrote the afterword for the 1995 Czech edition of Nick Cave’s cult book And The Ass Saw The Angel, and features in several anthologies, such as The Return Of Král Majáles – Prague’s International Literary Renaissance 1990-2010, or City Primeval. New York, Berlin, Prague, which was named after a Khmer Rouge song.

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Albums

Cassandra Lied
CASSANDRA LIED

℗ 2019 Fuego © 2019 Phil Shoenfelt

Available at Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon DE
iTunes / Apple Music

Golden Vanity
GOLDEN VANITY

© 2010 Easy Action (Recorded in 1998)

Available at Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon DE
iTunes / Apple Music

Under the Radar
UNDER THE RADAR

℗ 2020 Fuego © 2019 Phil Shoenfelt

Available at Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon DE
iTunes / Apple Music

Out of the Sky - Real World Demos
OUT OF THE SKY

℗ 2018 Fuego © 2018 Phil Shoenfelt, Bruno Adams

Available at Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon DE
iTunes / Apple Music

The Bell Ringer - Live at the Shot-Out Eye (Live)
THE BELL RINGER – LIVE AT THE SHOT-OUT EYE

 ℗ 2015 FUEGO © 2015 Phil Shoenfelt

Available at Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon DE
iTunes / Apple Music

ParanoiaDotCom
PARANOIA.COM

© 2010 Phil Shoenfeld

Available at Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon DE
iTunes / Apple Music

Wormhole - Dim Locator
WORM HOLE
DIM LOCATOR

© 2013 Dim Locator

Available at Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon DE
iTunes / Apple Music

Setting the Sails for El Dorado
SETTING THE SAILS FOR EL DORADO
FATAL SHORE

℗ 2014 FUEGO © 2011 FATAL SHORE

Available at Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon DE
iTunes / Apple Music

Immortalised - Dim Locator
IMMORTALISED
DIM LOCATOR

© 2011 Dim Locator

Available at Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon DE
iTunes / Apple Music

The Real World
REAL WORLD
FATAL SHORE

℗© 2010 Amboss Recordings

Available at Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon DE
iTunes / Apple Music

Deep Horizon
DEEP HORIZON – 2 CD

℗ 2005 Fuego © 2004 Phil Shoenfeld

Available at Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon DE
iTunes / Apple Music

Ecstatic
ECSTATIC

℗ 2009 FUEGO © 2002 Phil Shoenfelt

Available at Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon DE
iTunes / Apple Music

Electric Garden
ELECTRIC GARDEN

℗ 2009 FUEGO © 2002 Phil Shoenfelt

Available at Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon DE
iTunes / Apple Music

Dead Flowers for Alice
DEAD FLOWERS FOR ALICE

© 1999 Phil Shoenfelt

Available at Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon DE
iTunes / Apple Music

Dead Flowers for Alice unplugged
DEAD FLOWERS FOR ALICE (UNPLUGGED)

℗ 2002 Fuego © 2002 Phil Shoenfelt

Available at Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon DE
iTunes / Apple Music

The Fatal Shore
THE FATAL SHORE
FATAL SHORE

℗ 2006 FUEGO © 1997 Fatal Shore

Available at Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon DE
iTunes / Apple Music

Fatal Shore - Bird on a Wire
BIRD ON A WIRE
FATAL SHORE

© 2009 Fatal Shore

Available at Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon DE
iTunes / Apple Music

Rare Tracks
RARE TRACKS

© 1998 Phil Shoenfelt

Available at Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon DE
iTunes / Apple Music

Blue Highway
BLUE HIGHWAY

℗ 2009 FUEGO © 1997 Phil Shoenfelt

Available at Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon DE
iTunes / Apple Music

Live in Prague with Ticha Dohoda
LIVE IN PRAGUE (TICHA DOHODA)

© 1995 Phil Shoenfelt

Available at Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon DE
iTunes / Apple Music

God Is The Other Face Of The Devil
GOD IS THE OTHER FACE OF THE DEVIL

© 1993 Humbug Records

Available at Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon DE
iTunes / Apple Music

Fatal Shore - Free Fall
FREE FALL
FATAL SHORE

© 2003 Fatal Shore

Available at Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon DE
iTunes / Apple Music

Backwoods Crucifixion
BACKWOODS CRUCIFIXION

© 1990 Paperhouse Records

Available at Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon DE
iTunes / Apple Music

River of Light
RIVER OF LIGHT

℗ 2020 Fuego © 1991 Phil Shoenfelt

Available at Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon DE
iTunes / Apple Music

Khmer Rouge
NEW YORK – LONDON 1981-86
KHMER ROUGE

℗ 2020 Fuego © 2020 Phil Shoenfelt

Available at Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon DE
iTunes / Apple Music

Video

GHOST SONG

From the album ‘Cassandra Lied’, 2020.

FLY AWAY

From the album ‘Cassandra Lied’, 2020.

CHARLOTTE’S ROOM

From the album ‘God Is The Other Face Of The Devil’, 1993, and ‘Deep Horizon‘, 2005

DEAD FLOWERS FOR ALICE

From the album ‘Dead Flowers For Alice’, 1999, and ‘Deep Horizon’, 2005

HANOI JANE

From the album ‘Golden Vanity’, recorded in 1998 with Nikki Sudden. (Released in 2010.)

CLOAK OF VIRTUE

From the album ‘Golden Vanity’, recorded in 1998 with Nikki Sudden. (Released in 2010.)

DEVIL’S HOLE

From the album ‘Deep Horizon’, 2005, and ‘Backwoods Crucifixion’, 1990.

DARKEST HOUR

From the album ‘Dead Flowers For Alice’, 1999, and ‘Deep Horizon’, 2005

ALCHEMY

From the album ‘God Is The Other Face Of The Devil’, 1993, and ‘Deep Horizon’, 2005

GARDEN OF EDEN

From the album ‘Backwoods Crucifixion’, 1990

PSYCHE

From the album ‘Backwoods Crucifixion’, 1990

KHMER ROUGE – NEW ASSASSINS

From the album ‘New York – London 1981-86’
Videoclip directed by Nat Finkelstein

Books / Selected Writings

Junkie Love Phil Shoenfelt
JUNKIE LOVE
Phil Shoenfelt

© Maťa 1997, Twisted Spoon Press 2001

Winner of the 2002 Firecracker Alternative Book Award in New York

Set in Camden Town, London, during the late 1980’s, Junkie Love is a nihilistic (and largely authbiographical) love story that revolves around the themes of addiction, decadence, hedonism and self-destruction.

“A nice, nasty read. I enjoyed it a lot”
Nick Cave

“A fine, gutsy, spare rendering of the drug underworld”
Will Self

Available at Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon DE
Apple Books

City Primeval. New York, Berlin, Prague
CITY PRIMEVAL. NEW YORK, BERLIN, PRAGUE
Curated by Robert Carrithers and Louis Armand

© 2017 Litteraria Pragensia Books 

An anthology of stories, essays, interviews and photographs from the New York, Berlin & Prague underground scenes. It includes a 6000 word extract from Phil’s book ‘Stripped’, as well as photos of Khmer Rouge, Fatal Shore, Jolana Izbicka and Phil Shoenfelt.

The book takes its title from the Khmer Rouge song ‘City Primeval’.

Available at Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon DE

Stripped II
STRIPPED / AŽ NA DŘEŇ

© 2012 Maťa

A memoir of Shoenfelt’s New York years (1979-84).

An excerpt from the book’s opening in the original English version is available to read at Equus Press website. 

Available at Kosmas (Czech translation)

Stripped
STRIPPED / INKOGNITO V PODZEMÍ

© 2016 Maťa

Part II of  Shoenfelt’s New York years memoir.

Available at Kosmas (Czech translation)

Magdalena - Book One
MAGDALENA – Book One
Phil Shoenfelt / Kateřina Piňosová

© 2010 Moloko+

A collections of dark, erotic poems and incantations co-written with the Czech surrealist painter and poet Kateřina Piňosová. 

Available at Moloko+

Magdalena - Book Two
MAGDALENA – Book Two
Phil Shoenfelt / Kateřina Piňosová

© 2013 Moloko+

A collections of dark, erotic poems and incantations co-written with the Czech surrealist painter and poet Kateřina Piňosová.

Available at Moloko+

Nick Cave - And The Ass Saw The Angel
A UZŘELA OSLICE ANDĚLA
(AND THE ASS SAW THE ANGEL)

Nick Cave / Afterword: Phil Shoenfelt

© 1995 Argo (Language: Czech)

The Czech translation of Nick Cave’s classic Gothic novel includes afterword by Phil Shoenfelt, which can be read in English on Phil Shoenfelt’s website.

The Czech version of the book with Phil’s afterword (transl. into Czech) is available from Apple Books or Kosmas.

The novel in its original English version, but not containing Phil’s afterword, can be obtained from Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon DE.

The Return of Kral Majales (Prague's International Literary Renaissance 1990-2010
THE RETURN OF KRÁL MAJÁLES
Edited by Louis Armand

Prague’s International Literary Renaissance 1990-2010 – An Anthology

© 2010 Litteraria Pragensia Books 

An anthology mapping the work of 90+ poets and writers active in Prague during the two decades post the Velvet Revolution. The title refers to the Beat poet Allen Ginsberg’s legendary visit in 1965, when on 1st of May he drove through the streets of Prague as a freshly elected ‘King of May’ by the students, and a few days later, on the plane to London, he wrote a poem Kral Majales. The anthology includes Phil Shoenfelt’s poem The Train of History… Derailed.

The Table of Contents of the anthology can be viewed here. 

Available at Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon DE

Kamikaze Skull
KAMIKAZE SKULL
Phil Shoenfelt / Sophia Disgrace

© 2014 Moloko+

Twenty poems co-written with UK performance artist Sophia Disgrace.

Available at Moloko+

The Green Hotel
THE GREEN HOTEL / ZELENÝ HOTEL

© Small Press Distribution 1998, Maťa 1998

A collection of song lyrics and poetry from 1972-1997.

Available at Amazon US / Amazon UK 

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