james debate
james debate

Monday 13 July 2009

As you know, I revel in finding the hot new bands out there and spreading the good word around. Well today I want to bring another of these bands to your attention, certainly one to watch for the future.

fanfarlo band

Recently I attended a concert at Vibe Bar in London. The main act was Passion Pit, who I was understandably very excited to see. However what I was not expecting to see were two impressive support acts featuring the bands Apples and Fanfarlo. Of these, the latter in particular caught my attention.

The first thing you notice as these London based indie rockers take stage is that these guys are young, really just kids. And yet someone had the foresight to sign these guys up years ago, and when you see them play it's easy to see why.

This is one seriously talented band, utilizing a wide range of instruments and sounds such as the violin, trumpet and mandolin giving us a fantastic and diverse auditory experience with each song. The closest comparison to an existing band I can think of is Arcade Fire, and even though this is no bad thing, this comparison does them a disservice as they have a long time to refine their sound into something fantastic and unique.

In the meantime however, and I am being perhaps a bit harsh here because I see much bigger things coming from this band, I find that while most of their songs are decent enough tracks, with a couple that stand out in particular, I can't say that these guys are the finished product yet. I am still waiting for that one truly amazing, mind blowing song that a band of their talent will inevitably produce, and when they do, you'll be able to read about it right here at The Ephemeric.

Key Songs:

Harold T. Wilkins

You Are One of the Few Outsiders Who Really Understands Us

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