Fletcher, my band of the day, is from Chicago, Illinois. Wait a minute, though. GO HERE NOW, RIGHT CLICK, OPEN NEW TAP, TURN IT UP TO ELEVEN. Stop reading and DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now that I know, all of your problems will soon be suspended, I can smile with you, and know, no matter how crappy, I write, you won’t even notice. This band can make turds smell good.
The Island has its hands all over this group. I just can’t get away from her. If that is what it takes to get this kind of music over here, than let me be the first, with hammer in hand, to help build a new Mayflower. Of the three members in the band, two are from The Island. They have been together less than a year. This is another group, who does a great job using the bass in their creations. I have a long list of two manned bands, and they all sound great, but the lack of bass, has kept them from being posted here. The bass needs more love, and Fletcher brings the prettiest, of roses to this dance. I can hear the British sound with these guys, but I can’t really single it out. That dang Island delivers again, but we(USA) got a piece in play and maybe that is why this is so fresh, and original sounding. I read their bio, and see bands like Artic Monkeys, The Strokes, and Radiohead among others listed as their favorites, but I can’t single out sounds to make an obvious connection. Innovation is present, and this is an example of it at its best. We may be listening for Fletcher’s sound, in new bands, a few years from now.
Oscar Baker (UK) is the lead vocalist and plays guitar. Oscar’s brother, Harvey (UK) plays bass. Tom Fry (USA,yeah) is the drummer. I will add, that these young men are donating half of the proceeds from sales on their website towards Oxfarm America. This is on par with the charity work of another artist, I have posted about, and it warms my heart to see this generosity towards such an important cause. There is not much more to add. The music speaks for itself. If rock is going to make a comeback in the States, this may be our best opportunity, in some while. Fletcher, my hopes are riding on you. May you be the cure for Hip Hopitis, and may the power be with you.
All three videos posted, are from the Tube account of Fetcher. There are only five videos posted on the Tube, that I could find. If you listened to me earlier, and listened to the stream on Soundcloud, you will be well prepared to watch the live cut of these tracks. If you watched the videos first, go back and listen to the studio cuts. Trust me, you will be glad you did.
Have a blessed day. Fill your hearts with kindness and remember that nothing is more important than today.