Phil Mellen is BlackSheepLad
Phil writes lyrical, melodic, indie-folk/pop. Phil sings and plays guitar, drums, keys, bass and various ukuleles. His influences include John Bramwell, Prefab Sprout, Doves, Badly Drawn Boy, Ben Folds, Elbow, Cherry Ghost, Lloyd Cole and Neil Finn.
Thus far he has released 2 EPs (Sleeping Alone in the Daytime and Badly Made) and 4 singles.
Debut album 'Love Songs and Laments' out on all streaming platforms and limited edition cassette now. Just the Crust describe it as follows: ' his new album only expands on his great collection of songs - you can really hear the progression and evolution of his songwriting, with songs like the opener "Homeland" which is a calm and mellow tune about his childhood town, and then the eerie and haunting sound of "Pantomime" with violins and more of a full band sound behind Phil and his ukulele. it's a real great listen and well worth checking out!'