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Single Review: Fossa – Five Days

One of the things which I really enjoy is being sent something totally out of the blue. When I received an email from these guys I knew absolutely nothing about Fossa apart from the fact that they are a very professional outfit. For an unsigned band the email was one of the most impressive I have ever seen and this made a good impression even before I listened to any of their music. (Artists take note) However, when I did press play on their music that good impression became a great impression.

Fossa are Loius Shadwick (Vocals, keys, guitars) Tom Donning (Guitar) Will Donning (Bass, programming) and Joseph Malpas (Drums) Shadwick and the Donning twins started making music after meeting at school aged 14 but I wasn’t until Malpas was added to the mix last year that the band really took shape and became what we have in front of us today.

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Five Days is the lead single from the bands current EP ‘Sea Of Skies’ which is available now, and it has to be one of the most melodic things that I have ever heard. It’s so delicate and so light but that makes the track incredibly engaging. The sun-kissed melody floats through the main body of the song is so unassuming that while it gets stuck in your head it merely compliments the rest of the track. The delicately refined vocal from Shadwick is beautifully unique and although the song is pretty stripped back it doesn’t overpower the track, his delivery is absolutely exquisite. Lyrically it leans on the abstract for the most part while the chorus brings things back to reality summing up those deep and powerful feeling which wash over you when you realise you’re falling in love with someone.

Five Days is a triumph; it has bucket loads of both style and substance. It’s deliciously easy listening nature summons up a nostalgic atmosphere that it’s impossible not to get lost in. I can’t fault it, it’s nigh on perfect.

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Fossa – Five Days

Fossa officially launch their EP ‘Sea of Skies’ with a special performance at Proud Camden tonight alongside DJ sets from the likes of Alt-J, Palli (Gorillaz) and Gary Powell (Libertines) tonight

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