FUZZY LIGHTS - Rule Of Twelfth

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Alternative/Indie, Folk/Folkrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 151 / 6-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 6/10 | Label: Little Red Rabbit | Autor: BSV

Since their foundation in 2004, Fuzzy Lights have gone through some metamorphoses. Started as an instrumental duo with violin and electric guitar, the band from Cambridgeshire, England, has grown into a quintet in which violinist Rachel Watkins has not only taken over the piano, but now also sings. Despite this upgrade, Fuzzy Lights are far from presenting their songs in overflowing arrangements. Also on the third album "Rule Of Twelfth" it remains manageable. Of course, "The Hour" is immediately loud with fuzz guitars, also "Blind" swells up in the course and "Restless" even ends in wild chaos. But there remain the calmly rippling passages that characterize the album with the midtempo grooves, the acoustic guitar and above all with Watkins' vocals and her violin playing. It is this violin again and again that attracts attention and becomes the characteristic of Fuzzy Lights. All songs are well produced, but nobody knows how to inspire with melody or groove. There's one highlight missing.

Top Track: Blind

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