We have had the absolute pleasure of seeing Bristol based Fossette a few times live now, and therefore were really excited to hear about the release of their brand new EP ‘Miles Never Knowing’!
If you live under rock, and haven’t read our spotlight on Fossette from issue 10, then you have been seriously missing out! These boys bring a bounce to indie rock, with urgent guitar riffs, hazy melodic vocals and a thrumming bass line that layers up into a glorious and infectious sound that will get you bobbing along at a gig (and in your car, and your bedroom and, well, anywhere that you listen to these guys!) Which brings us onto this pretty fantastic new release: here’s what we thought of ‘Miles Never Knowing’…
The EP opens with ‘Problem After Problem’ which slides straight into a commanding intro, grasping your attention from the off, poking you with short sharp snaps of a guitar. Then building the body of the track as the vocals come in, sounding effortless and a little bit hazy giving an overall smooth feel the track. The energy builds into the chorus, where the vocals become passionate and raw, breaking out of the softer sound. This track boasts impressive guitar work, along with a dynamic sound and depth. It’s a fantastic statement track to open the EP with, and I can already tell that live this track will really come to life! An abrupt ending leaves you shook and wanting more.
The second track is ‘Wish I’d Do Better’, which follows the energy set in the first track. It then pulls back to showcase the raw and unique vocals that suit this genre perfectly. The sound here is super catchy and you’d be able to identify it anywhere! Lyrically the chorus is super catchy and in some ways is relatable, connecting with the audience. This is true to all tracks on this EP, confronting issues that may have touched everyone, yet often can be treated as a taboo, such as alcohol misuse and domestic abuse.
The third track is ‘Taste’, and from the first chord it’s clear that this is my standout track. The isolated guitar in the intro is so striking, setting the tone for the track. The verse pulls back to that dreamy feel, building layers and pulling them away to let the track twist and turn its way into your head. Later in the track, the energy rips through with buoyancy and drive that certainly carries impact! This is a great track!
The last track from ‘Miles Never Knowing’ is certainly an intriguing one, entitled ‘0808 (801 0327)’ – the phone number for Men’s Advice Line. This shows a raw streak to Fossette as they approach topics in their tracks that may often be overlooked. Pairing the meanings with the generally upbeat feel of the tracks creates an oxymoron that draws you in with the contrast. This track follows suit musically, with exciting lead guitar riffs becoming an authoritative feature throughout the EP.
Overall this ‘Miles Never Knowing’ is a very well constructed EP! The tracks each convey meaning that the audience can relate to and find comfort it while bouncing around to its infectious rhythm! This release sets up a great year for Fossette who will surely continue to smash live sets, grace some festivals with their music and continue to land those great support slots that they have seen over 2016! Check out the EP ‘Miles Never Knowing’ from Fossette now!!!