Drew McDowall

Scottish born, Brooklyn based electronic artist Drew McDowall was born and raised in Paisley, an area just outside of Glasgow, and came of age during a time when the city was one of the most dangerous places in the world. Caught up in the prevalent gang culture of Scotland’s destroyed industrial cityscape, McDowall found a way out of the daily violence as punk took hold of the UK’s disenchanted youth. In 1978, he formed the lo-fi post-punk band, The Poems, with then wife, Rose McDowall, who would later rise to mainstream acclaim as one half of Strawberry Switchblade.
Then, after interweaving with the ranks of UK avant-gardists Genesis P-Orridge and Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson from Throbbing Gristle, plus David Tibet of Current 93, he eventually collaborated with Psychic TV and later in the more recent Brooklyn years with Hiro Kone, Caterina Barbieri and Kali Malone along with countless others.