Fuzzy Sun have just released their debut EP and have the not inconsiderable weight of Blossoms giving their nascent career a good shove.
But on the evidence of the four songs that comprise the Want Love EP, they won’t need such support for long.
This Stockport five-piece are the first to release material on Blossoms’ own Very Clever Records imprint, and it looks to be a really smart choice to kick things off.
The title track particularly is a clever, catchy piece of electro pop which bubbles along nicely in the manner of the best of Hall & Oates’ eighties output.
`Sad,’ as the name suggests, is a slice of synth-led melancholia, but a lovely, multi-layered slice. While the vocal trade-off between Kyle Ross and Daisy Valentine on ‘After All This Time’ recalls nothing so much as Fleetwood Mac, as the band – which also includes Mitch Bancroft (drums), Raffaele Pani (guitar) and Lewis Jobson (bass) – pull off a reasonable approximation of something Abba might have recorded in their later, more reflective years.
Along with EP closer ‘Come Take A Bite,’ these four songs are a strong statement of intent for a band at such an early stage of their development. Expect to hear much more.
And if you like what you hear you can catch them at several festivals this summer including Liverpool’s Sound City, Kendal Calling and Festival No 6 in Portmeirion.
The ‘Want Love’ EP is out now – and can be purchased from the band directly at Bandcamp here.