Monday, March 27, 2006

Dear Mr Fantasy, play us a tune, something to make us all happy


Sorry it’s been a couple of weeks since I last posted, life has been intruding on what I’d rather be doing. I have kept digging around though, and found some good stuff that was certainly new to me, and I reckon I should be able to do quite a few posts over the Easter holidays.

The first band I’ve got here is Fuzzface from Colchester. Great name and a really great noise!

There is apparently a “bit of a scene” (as they say) in Colchester at the moment, and this lot are at the front of the line. As soon as you hear this, you’ll instantly think of a few bands Fuzzface are drawing on pretty heavily (I won’t spoil the fun), but that’s fine as far as I’m concerned. If you go to their website, there’s quite a noble list trotted out, all of whom should be mainstays of any healthy CD (or, perhaps, Vinyl) collection.

And it must be a pretty decent record collection they have there, as Fuzzface make a genuinely BIG r’n’b sound, a bit like Ocean Colour Scene used to do, (though they may well be pretty fed up of smart ass critics adding another band to the list…). Terrific “sloppy” guitar word, great vocal performances and that distinctive Hammond Organ sound make you wonder why there aren’t more bands doing this. If it sounds great, who cares whether it’s original? (That’s not meant as a dig, boys, I love the sound…)

I’ve linked to the two tracks that are available at their website, but to be honest I actually prefer the ones on their Myspace page. Bearing in mind a couple of comments about the unreliability of the place that I’ve had recently, though, I’ve gone for the website ones. Download these tracks, and then go on to Myspace which has four other downloads well worth getting.

Mr Fantasy (Live)

Like John Patton Said

Mine's a large one!


Martin Cole said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving pleasant comments! I've had a peek at yours...very good too. I must visit myspace more often it seems!

Cheers, Martin.

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