Fellow Kids have a great summer hit on their hands with ‘Faded’. Their interpretation of gritty, funky rock is a young persons dreamscape. These are young pups with old souls, evidenced by the clever and thought provoking lyric and topline, floating nicely above seriously cohesive guitar chops. Vampire Weekend and Two Door Cinema come to mind very briefly at times as does throw back artists like Duran Duran and The Fine Young Cannibals. But the similarity ends there.
These guys really know their stuff and it comes across in the way they work together to create what is nothing less than magnificent and nothing short of ingenious. A deep curtsy to the lead singer who’s gravelly tone and vocal range are teaching materials for neophytes. Seems like growl, belt and falsetto are all well within this young bands remit and his vocal riffs are the cherry on top of already decadent cake. Lush!
Be warned – ‘Faded’ has a hook thats going to play in your dreams……’Don’t leave the lights on coz I’m never coming home’? Best breakup line EVA!
Listen to ‘Faded’ by Fellow kids on and get those ears ready to chomp on candy!
Review by Susan Harriott