Robin Guthrie has recorded and mixed The Fawns Of Love track Someday from last years Permanent album which I said was ripe for a remix when it first came out! It is somewhat ironic as I have always thought that the band had a bit of The Cocteau Twins about their person. Guthrie has always been one of my favourite remixes and he slows the track right down turning it into a dreamy, swirling ethereal track that highlights the lovely voice of Jenny Andreotti. It’s backed with a new track Never Sing For Joy which features resplendent Peter Hook style … Continue reading Fawns Of Love – Someday (Robin Guthrie Version)
Sunday Records have released a free compilation called Shelter. The label states that it’s “a special treat for our fans during the coronavirus isolation.” The album features acts from their roster both past and present including Sugar World and their blissful We Fell In Love track, Fawns of Love, Day & Dream and The Memory Fades. There are blasts from the past too in the shape of The Pristines, The Cinematics and Tokidoki. All the songs collated are on the mellow side of things, no doubt to keep us all calm as we stay safe at home. Shelter is available … Continue reading Various Artists – Shelter (Sunday Records)
Rounding up some new tracks that have been released over the past few weeks or two… The Golden Rail – Don’t Let Go Of The Light The first single taken from a yet unnamed second album due for release next year. Distinct and mature sounding indiepop from the band that features ex members of Palisades, The Rainyard, Header, Summer Suns etc. Facebook Rei Clone – Wave Somewhat noisy and very impressive shoegaze from Texan’s Rei Clone. Facebook Fanclub – Reflection More from Texas but this time a slice of twee inspired indiepop. Facebook Fawns of Love – Mournful Eyes The … Continue reading One Track Wonders…..
Someday is the first single to be lifted from the new Fawns of Love album Permanent that will be released next year on Test Pattern Records. Somewhat remarkably Someday fuses New Order and the Cocteau Twins to great effect and the husband and wife duo of Jenny & Joseph Andreotti create an excellent tune that is ideal for the indie dance floor. I reckon it’s ripe for a remix too and Test Pattern Records have previous form in that department so lets hope something is in the offering! Homepage Continue reading Fawns of Love – Someday
I quite enjoy the Gothic tinged post-punk produced by the Fawns of Love. They mix Jenny Andreotti’s excellent vocals, that draw comparisons with those of the Cocteau’s Elizabeth Fraser, with a guitar based sound reminiscent of Joy Division/early New Order to great effect. Flip side Something Stupid is my pick of the two tracks here sounding like it was lifted straight from Garlands. Zine Days is available on 7″ and digital formats which you can order from here. The band even created a playlist of all the songs that inspired them whilst writing Zine Days. Amazingly the Cocteau Twins are … Continue reading Fawns of Love – Zine Days
Given that one of their previous musical guises was called Peppermint Kisses it’s not too much of a surprise comparisons made with the Cocteau Twins on The Fawns Of Love debut LP Who Cares About Tomorrow especially given the vocals of Jenny Andreotti. Mind you she credits Sparks, who the band are massive fans of, for her vocal style rather than Elizabeth Fraser. Over the course of the album I also hear hints of New Order (check those Peter Hook style bass rifts), My Bloody Valentine and, in the case of the percussion, Psychocandy era Jesus and Mary Chain. To … Continue reading Fawns Of Love – Who Cares About Tomorrow