EP release: Out now
Label: Nice Swan Records
More info: FUR’s Facebook page
FUR announce biggest headline tour to date, including set at London's Scala and share new video for "Love Song For No One", live from The Close Encounter Club WATCH HERE
Debut EP “FUR” out now on Nice Swan Records
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After the success of their recently released debut EP, Brighton's FUR have announced their biggest headline tour to date that culminates in a show at London's Scala on September 25th. The dates follow various festival appearances this summer, the next being a show at The Great Escape, this evening, May 10th.
To accompany the news, the band have shared a new video for single "Love Song For No One" that was recorded live from The Close Encounter Club. You can watch the video HERE.
FUR frontman, William Murray, explained the story behind the single: "It's the tale of a bride who’s troubles and false suspicions of a cheating groom lead her to drown herself in their bath."
The single is taken from their self-titled EP, that was released earlier in the year on Nice Swan Records and that was described by DIY as "a pure, twinkle-eyed joy from start to finish." Nice Swan have quickly become one of the country’s most exciting new labels and landing pad for early releases for the likes of Sports Team, Pip Blom and Sweaty Palms. You can purchase the band’s EP on 12” vinyl direct from the label HERE.
Full 2019 Tour Dates below:
10th May - Brighton, The Great Escape (11.15pm Horatio's)
26th May - Manchester, Yes Festival
6th July - Glasgow, Electric Fields Festival
27th July - Oxfordshire, Truck Festival
2nd August - Kent, Neverworld Festival
14th Sept - Dublin, Whelan's
14th Sept - Belfast, McHugh's Bar
17th Sept - Nottingham, The Bodega
18th Sept - Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete's
19th Sept - Glasgow, Broadcast
21st Sept - Liverpool, Sound Food & Drink
22nd Sept - Birmingham, The Sunflower Lounge
24th Sept - Bristol, Exchange
25th Sept - London, The Scala
More information on FUR:
The band were formed after frontman Murray met original guitarist Harry in a Fresher’s internet forum before their respective University lectures began and the duo instantly began writing songs. "I was very aware that going to a place like Brighton would definitely allow you to do the band thing," explains the singer “So when me and Harry met each other we thought: let's get it started as soon as possible so we're not wasting time.”
With bassist Tav and drummer Flynn soon completing the line-up, waste time they did not. 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 woodland to shoot the video to the aforementioned single themselves.
Subsequently, and around 4 and a half million YouTube hits later, the band have landed support slots to the likes of The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Matt Maltese and more; their listenership is fast-spreading with praise - and even fan art - coming in from all over the world. "I think the one thing we really appreciate is people telling us we have a fanbase in places we never expected”, noted Murray on this. “Indonesia has become a big thing, and when people in Peru say there are whole groups of people out there that love us, that's amazing.”
It goes some way in showing the power of simply uploading a good song can have, even amongst the swathe of music constantly flooding the web. It pricked the ears of the likes of Steve Lamacq, an early supporter via his BBC 6 Music show, and Nice Swan Records; who released their debut EP earlier this week.
Despite being relatively early in their life as a band, FUR sound like a band 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. “The three most written-about things are love, money and sex”, mentions Murray. “One I’m not that comfortable writing about, and I don’t have that much money, but everyone’s felt some feeling of love and there’s something powerful about that. It’s the strongest emotional connection I can have with a song.”
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