The Fellons have released their sophomore single ‘Thousand Lights’ and the relatively new band continue the energy of their maiden release ‘Fast Car’. The trio of Hubert Gomulski (vox/guitar), Jacob Skittrall (drums) and Matty Chequer (bass/guitar) build on an already evolving sound that is cut from a multitude of influences.
‘Thousand Lights’ comes to life slowly. Out of a slivering, guitar skirmish thuds a 70s-cop-like riff. It issues nothing but a cool, slick vibe. The nonchalant lead of Gomulski fits the song superbly as the band navigate from a semi-menacing riff to a more mellow, spaced-out choral break out.
Already it seems that this group, although in its infancy – can show an intriguing dexterity in their music. The Fellons, formed in 2021, have yet to play many gigs. However, with the big smoke of London their newfound hub, this’ll no doubt change. A lack of play time hasn’t altered an already clean-cut sound though, as they build off some noteworthy influences that include Jeff Buckley, Queens of the Stone Age, Foals, Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters, and The Cure.
The song itself is born out of perhaps personal experience of moving to London – as the band reflected:
“Coming to a big city can be daunting. It can also be wonderful. Everyone’s story is different, and we wanted to tell some of those accounts. ‘Thousand Lights’ was written around a riff that wasn’t used in a previous song. We felt it was too good to waste, so we made it its own song.”
'Thousand Lights' is out now and you can listen to the track below.