NEW ARTIST OF THE DAY: F A N S
A divine slab of driving post-punk from 3 piece F A N S...
"A divine slab of driving post-punk, delivered with it's roughly hewn edges intact and for all to hear. Taking the melancholic edge of Joy Division but giving it a warm and subtle edge via those hopeful vocals. The beat drives the music on, whilst washes of guitar and harmonies glide over you delivering moments of pure bliss without making you want to pretend to stick fingers down your throat like a difficult teenager. It's lo-fi quality sound gives it an eerie, near-shoegaze like quality, each guitar strum (backed with luscious backing vocals) giving a knockout punch to proceedings. You can hear flashes of Interpol, Editors, and the National throughout, but all delivered with a warm charm of it's own. Check the track out at the bottom of this article!!!"
F A N S are a new 3 piece band. Having only formed a year ago they have been quietly creating intrigue and support from tastemakers across the blogosphere. 'All This Time' is their first release and has seen support from Phil Taggart & Alice Levine and Jen Long & Ally McRae on BBC Radio 1 and John Kennedy on XFM. They can be seen live at this year's Live at Leeds festival.