Sunday, 17 May 2009

Single Review - Fanfarlo - Drowning Man - Noize Makes Enemies

London-based, Fanfarlo, are as charming as they are musically creative. A combination that is impossible not to melt for, as their musical delights alleviate any previous priorities.

The quirky five-piece embody all the understated dramatics of a British Arcade Fire, chucking in drums & percussion, a violin, a mandolin, a glock, a sax, a bass, a guitar, a trumpet, oh and a banjo. All for good measure.

This, alongside the way that lead singer, Amo’s vocals creep into the hearts of the listener as he pleads /Don’t be cross about it/ allows Amo to distract you from what you thought was important and passively demand your attention, bearing much similarity to that of Orlando Weeks (of The Maccabees).

The bands first single release “Drowning Man”/ “Sand and Ice” embody all the previous descriptions which are perfectly complimented by Fanfarlo’s choice of instruments, with Cathy’s violin expertise seeming to carry the listener to somewhere different; something the afore mentioned Arcade Fire, and band friends, Sigur Ros, have down to a fine art.

Fanfarlo look set for success with a UK tour in June, including a number of festivals, to seal the deal.

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