Hailing from Sheffield in the North of England The Fontaines are Joe St Ledger (Lead vocals, rhythm guitar) Alex Tood (Lead guitar, backing vocals) Tom Nugent (Bass, backing vocals) and Oliver Clark (Drums)
They also list ‘sort of members’ Ellie Rockliff (Trumpet) and Jo Woodcock (Sax) on their Facebook page so I’ll give them a shout as well while I’m here.
Now that we all know each other a little bit let’s get down to business. Since adding Tom Nugent on bass in January of last year the band have gigged extensively all over this fine nation and now they have some brand new music for your ears in the form of new single Your Coat.
Generally speaking songs that do well or really grab an audience’s attention are driven by a brilliant chorus. As a band if you can write a song which has a massive hook that people can really get behind then you are away. However, music and bands aren’t always predictable and that’s why we love them.
If I’m being completely honest the chorus on this track is nothing more than solid, but for once that makes a grand total of zero difference. Like some of the best indie from way back in the day this track is driven by a series of melodies which are an absolute delight. The vocal again is nothing earth-shattering but that melody is as catchy as hell and has a killer summer vibe. And personally I reckon that sun-kissed, melody drenched indie is one of the best things going.
I don’t know if this one song is enough to completely sell me on the band as that melody may turn out to be a one shot moment of brilliance but The Fontaines are now a band who have got my attention. There’s just something about Your Coat which just puts a little bit of a smile on your face and frankly we need more of that in this world.
Perfect for your summer playlist; The Fontaines and Your Coat.
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