Debut album Star Of The Sea released Nov 2022 (supportd by a Creative Scotland grant and a successful Kickstarter campaign). Produced by Jim Sutherland.
Relaunching 16 Jun 2023 with vinyl release, on independent label Last Night From Glasgow.
“coming on like a Celtic Ronnie Spector…” ★★★★ Scotsman
The Countess of Fife is an insurgent country outfit – described as “Cash meets The Cramps” – led by legendary Rezillos frontwoman Fay Fife. The Countess of Fife defies categories but somehow locates itself within the insurgent alt-country world.
Fay says: ‘The Countess of Fife has a strong country slant but also a punky edge in that some of the songs are raw and edgy… but some of our songs have a more gentle touch… The Countess allows me to sing a different way and to get in contact with spiritual and softer themes…’
The Countess of Fife began as a writing project in late 2016 by Fay and Allan Mcdowall of post punk country outfit So You Think You’re A Cowboy. The Countess of Fife has steadily grown into a dynamic live outfit with a dedicated following.
Along the way they have played several well received radio sessions including a session on BBC Radio Scotland’s The Quay Sessions (2022), and attracted fine press reviews. Shows include Doune The Rabbit Hole, ButeFest, Outsider Fest, Edinburgh Fringe & Cash Back in Fife festival.