FANCLUB – ” Leaves “

Posted: July 6, 2018 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Hailing from the musical mecca that is Austin, Texas, Fanclub initially formed as the brainchild of Mike Lee, to re-record his favourite albums with a rotating cast of musicians. Thankfully after working with vocalist Leslie Crunkilton, Mike decided that actually, it might be a lot more fun to record his own songs. Now joined by drummer Daniel Schmidt, Fanclub as we know it were born, and this week the band have shared their debut single, “Leaves”.

Despite self deprecatingly describing their music as, “Indiepop that probably sounds like everything else”on the evidence of Leaves, Fanclub are considerably more exciting than that sounds. Energetic rhythms play off against tumbling synths and New Order-like guitar exploration, before Leslie’s hushed vocals steal the limelight. On these somewhat overly scorching summer nights, there’s something splendidly Autumnal about the track, with the lyrics references to falling leaves, you can almost feel the nights drawing in around you in their own inevitable, melancholic way. A classic, perfectly formed, indiepop song,

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Leslie sang on a couple songs Mike wrote and they quickly hit it off. They started writing songs together and soon knew there was something special. Combing Mike’s indiepop guitar sound and electronic aesthetic with Leslie’s ethereal yet poignant vocals felt just right. They recruited Mike’s old bandmate Daniel Schmidt to cover percussion duty and together they make what we now know as Fanclub.

Fanclub might just be your new favourite band. Leaves is out now.

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