Today’s new music spotlight is on FUR.
Line-up: Will Murray (vocals/rhythm guitar), Will ‘Tav’ Tavener (bass), Flynn Whelan (drums) and Harry Saunders (lead guitar)
About: Despite being relatively early in their life as a band, FUR are already capable of crafting intelligent songs; penning a particularly nostalgic strain of guitar music, but making it sound fresh again. Taking the age-old love song trope and reinvigorating it, theirs are tracks that feel familiar and classic but with a vibrancy that’s entirely new. Last Autumn’s ‘If You Know That I’m Lonely’ is testament to that. Armed with a camera and a £100 budget, the group headed to a woodland to shoot the video for the aforementioned single themselves. Subsequently, and around four and a half million YouTube hits later, the band have landed support slots with the likes of The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Matt Maltese and more.
What Hidden Herd say: Beside the likes of Honey Moon and Weird Milk, FUR are the standout modern era-hoppers putting their very own 21st-century spin on 60s swoon-pop. Stunning new single ‘Him and Her’ has been a mainstay in their live set for some time, and is yet another masterclass in classic songwriting that sounds like it was built to induce gooeyness and euphoria on prom night.
For fans of: The Kinks, Prefab Sprout, The Beatles
Saturday 16th February – Bristol @ Rough Trade
Saturday 2nd February – Barcelona @ Rainbow Machine Festival
Latest track: ‘Him and Her’