The Fauns - The Fauns

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A little prelude to a band I'm expecting to be covering plenty of times in 2013, The Fauns debut album pre-dates this blog and as such I've not mentioned the Bristolian five piece before (I rarely do retrospective posts). I was due to see them play in London last night but unfortunately for me (and I'm sure many others) their tour with Ringo Deathstarr got cancelled before it had started (though they are playing Water Rats on November 23rd - details) but with their second album one of my most anticipated releases of the forthcoming year, I thought it good timing for a heads-up...

Picking on the two tracks from their self-titled 2009 debut which you can grab for free via The Fauns bandcamp as an introduction if's safe to say you'll soon be hooked by the freshly-woven tapestry of emotive, atmospheric bliss, "Lovestruck" stays on the softer side of shoegaze with swirling guitars, synths and Alison's tender vocals melting together to transport you to a state of sheer beauty and "Fragile", which continues with the aurally perfect soundscapes with soft vocal harmonies and effects laden guitars colliding to showcase a seriously dreamy edge, which along with their perfect melodies make for a band for you to instantly fall in love with.

The new album is yet to be announced, stay tuned...