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Fuzzy Sun have used their lockdown time for introspection and reflection, resulting in a seven-track acoustic EP: Stories Retold. Here, they reimagine seven tracks of their previously released material in a new light.

Acoustic music is something close to Fuzzy Sun – an integral part of their musical maturation – with the band frequently citing the work of artists like John Martyn, Nick
Drake and Joni Mitchell as some of their key influences. Consequently, it is unsurprising that the EP is a thing of such brilliance. ‘Want Love’ is unrecognizable in the best possible way. Exuberant vocals have been replaced by a relaxed, easy-going tone, bringing the perhaps previously under-appreciated lyrics into stark light. The track takes an entirely new tone, reminiscent of Bon Iver or Tom Odell.

However, the core sound is entirely still that of Fuzzy Sun. ‘Eve’ beautifully layers vocals to create a lightly-fluttering style that gently tugs the reader into a sun-spangled field; a musical experience soaked in effervescence. The chorus is rendered brilliant in an entirely new way, with irresistible melodies recapturing fans’ hearts anew.

‘Gentleman’s Touch’ puts an oceans worth of emotion into just a few minutes, with a brief saxophone interlude that shows they hope to expose existing listeners to other musical directions. ‘A Modern Kind of Blue’ takes almost a country, western tint, with the acoustic guitar cutting through at key moments to give us a warm, nostalgic track. Recording the album away from one another in lockdown, the group demonstrate their ingenuity and hunger to make music as well as showing their refusal to let the pandemic put a stop to their periodic release schedule.

‘We’ve had a lot of fun with this one’ remarks frontman, Kyle Ross. ‘Although it was weird making it apart from one another, I think it’s been an incredibly valuable process being able to revisit our previous work and push the boundaries of it creatively. It’s given us the opportunity to pay homage to some influences that you might not guess from our usual creative direction as well as create our proudest work yet’. Above all, Fuzzy Sun value storytelling. Now, they bring that penchant for storytelling to the fore. To that end, the band urge listeners to enjoy Stories Retold in a single sitting. ‘It’s how we built it and how we think it’s best heard’ says Kyle. ‘We value albums and the experience that comes with listening to them. We’ve tried that concept a bit before but with
Stories Retold I think we’ve really refined it and we hope people can embrace it in the way we’ve intended.’.

Fuzzy Sun Stories Retold  Released on: 2020-07-24

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FUZZY SUN – ” I Ain’t Right “

Posted: September 10, 2019 in MUSIC
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After two EP’s in 2018, Fuzzy Sun have been conquering the small corner of the world that houses indie-pop. The quintet’s latest single ‘I Ain’t Right’ is their first sign of new music this year, and it’s been worth the wait.

After only being together for a year, Fuzzy Sun’s achievements have been admirable. The band have bagged themselves the City Life award for the Best Breakthrough act, played as support on two tours with Blossoms and even held their very own headline tour in May. Now, Fuzzy Sun look to be expanding their accomplishments with more brand new music.

‘I Ain’t Right’ holds all of the standard Fuzzy Sun elements that made us fall in love with them last year. A driving bassline and groovy, sparkling synths create their classic disco-funk sound. Electric guitar licks can also be heard in all of the nooks and crannies, giving this song the energy to feel full of life. This makes the song joyous which is helped by the strong drumbeat with quirky fillers in all of the right places.

The upbeat, catchy chorus line ‘I’m just trying to love you’ is repeated throughout the whole song in a tuneful manner with striking harmonies running parallel. In fact, lead singer Kyle Ross’ vocals are particularly coherent in this track creating a well-gelled song. The strong chemistry between each separate component helps to pull the whole track together and give it Fuzzy Sun’s unique signature.

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Borrowing their mantra from Snarky Puppy, Fuzzy Sun “make music for both brain and booty”. Having played together for just over a year, the Stockport-based five-piece already boast an impressive résumé: Two support tours with hometown friends, Blossoms; two EPs; their own headline tour; the City Life award for Best Breakthrough act and their new single, produced by acclaimed producer, Cam Blackwood. Comprised of frontman Kyle Ross, bassist Lewis Jobson, drummer Mitch Bancroft, Daisy Valentine on keyboards and backing vocals and Raffaele Pani rounding out the line-up on guitar, expect seductive harmonies, soul-infused rhythms and melodies reminiscent of California sun.

Band Members
Kyle Ross – Vocals/Guitar
Daisy Valentine – Keys/Synth/Vocals
Lewis Jobson – Bass
Raffaele Pani – Guitar
Mitch Bancroft – Drums/BV’s

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A journey through melodic pop is what’s to be expected from this Stockport five-piece, Fuzzy Sun. The freshly formed line-up, fronted by the lulling vocals of Kyle Ross, sees a distinct and original take on chorus-heavy reveries. Daisy Valentines bold and melancholic synth, coupled with sweet and seductive harmonies is equally complemented by Lewis Jobson and Mitch Bancroft’s strong soothing groove through the rhythm section. Fuzzy Sun bring you contemporary pop, infused with psychedelia, dipped in naughties R’n’B nostalgia, with just a hint of disco flare.

Fuzzy Sun are signed to Blossoms’ own label ‘Very Cleaver Records’, Fuzzy Sun have been causing waves in and around Manchester with their brand of 80s indie but with a modern twist and with more and more high profile gigs coming up (partly due to the aforementioned signing), word is bound to spread, especially as they have some fantastic tunes so far.