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Returning earlier this year with a fresh and more determined attitude than ever, Fuzzy Sun’s groove-led melodies and buoyant, anthemic choruses have seen them praised by CLASH, The Line of Best Fit, Gigwise, Record Of The Day, and now you can add Our Sound Music to the list.
The quartet, who base themselves in Stockport, have this week pieced together a fusion of sounds into a brand-new EP which serves as a continuous piece of music, with an overriding narrative arc that seamlessly ties each of its six tracks together.
Across previous singles ‘Fake It’ and ‘Morning Light’, and the newly unveiled ‘Time Out’ and ‘Moviestar’, the northerners feel their way out of a period of disillusionment and into a brand-new era, fronted by unabashed euphoria, cinematic textures, and classic indie-rock flare.
Now, with the release of ‘Since The Dog Died’, a speculative EP, Fuzzy Sun are back with a bang, showing they have learnt a lot since their last release. It’s ethereal and ever changing, psychedelic and delicious, but be warned, there’s a lot to handle in this piece.
The EP effortlessly fades in and out of fast-paced rock tunes to laid back, paradisiacal, and dreamy harmonies. After listening to the six tracks, you will be left pondering where Fuzzy Sun’s weaknesses crop up. Do they even have any? You may ask.
At Our Sound Music, we struggle to find anything to complain about with this release. Despite failing to follow a specific aesthetic or genre, the Stockport quartet have crafted a brilliant piece that shows a plan isn’t necessary with music; whatever feels good, feels good, and whatever makes sense in the moment will probably reap success with the listeners.
Throughout the EP, you can sense that it was inspired by the works of Virillio and Baurdrillard. As the band explains: “The EP stands as a new chapter for the band, mixing elements of rock, pop & electronica into our own sound. There is a heavy cinematic influence in our music, aiming to create rich soundscapes. The EP explores themes of depression, longing, disillusionment, hope, and even the philosophical. Lyrically, I think it’s a snapshot of the inside of my mind at a very specific point in time.”
Underlining their sheer brilliance in musical detail with boundless energy and an unstoppable ethos, Fuzzy Sun have shone through the clouds with their latest EP, showing the world what they are capable of, and showing off their broad spectrum of sounds. The band are back on the road for a UK tour soon, but they should expect success to hit them much sooner than anticipated. ****
Fuzzy Sun - UK Headline Tour:
1st - Jacaranda, Liverpool
2nd - Sidney and Matilda, Sheffield
3rd - The Victoria, Birmingham
7th - The Grace, London
8th - The Louisiana, Bristol
10th - Academy 2, Manchester