The Fullers released their latest single ‘Marigold’ today and it carries on the somewhat-experimental group’s voyage to find their sound. Often self admittedly fusing baroque pop with an indie feel – the South London outfit have releases that stylistically hark back to almost Old English prose (Smithfield Market) or even Beethoven’s concerto (Unreal City).
This new addition to the band’s ever-improving collection, ‘Marigold’, recites interesting metaphors accompanied by impressive musical talent. The subject of Marigold seems an illusive character. “Lonely neighbours hate her voice, they just want comfort” perhaps nods to a personal disconnect, although she is engaging to those around her. And once directly involved with her, it's hard to get away, as a longing vocal talks of “taming the flames (and passion) of Marigold”.
The Pavement-esque chord structure is propelled by a beautifully clean guitar tone before an impressive solo revisits potential 70s soft rock inspiration. On first listen, Blue Öyster Cult came to mind. Toward the final third, the song takes a slight shift – encroaching upon near lullaby territory with a soft secondary guitar riff. Timely almost-harpsichord-like keys are in the mix, along with now-thunderous chords as the song gradually comes to an end.
This release is bound to prick people’s ears up (for me, it was the solo) and it is clear to see why this South London band have built up steam in recent years. Formed back in 2018, The Fullers have enjoyed the attention of radio stations far and wide, from BBC South to Dennis Scheyer’s show on Radio Malibu in LA. Their local venues have taken in the quartet, and they seem to be becoming resident artists at the likes of The Half Moon in Putney and The Soundlounge in Sutton.