The Louder Than War label curated by legendary music writer and musician John Robb (Membranes/Goldblade), remains dedicated to bringing you exclusive songs from brand new bands and veterans alike.
Hot on the heels of the latest single release by modern lo-fi four piece Rats On Rafts entitled Emma/Sofia, comes the label’s latest offering from a noisy powerpop duo from York who are frantically climbing the gig-circuit ladder are landing on publications faster than people can get a word out for them. We are referring to, Fawn Spots.
Delivering hyperactive, effects-drenched pop-ditties with the fever of the early SST bands, their often dramatic, always entertaining and ridiculously energetic live show is a must for fans of early college rock, eighties American punk and the lo-fi/noise resurgence of recent times. Getting tired of the insular ego based focus of the local music scene, Fawn Spots formed a collective putting on their own shows in a Victorian basement of an art gallery with tremendous results. Each night includes a record stall, cakes for sale and project movies; definitely a committed bunch if nothing else.
Says John Robb / Louder Than War “It’s an almost impossible trick to take the glorious rush of underground rock and make it into pop music without losing any of the imagination and energy but Fawn Spots have pulled it off. Versed in early Dischord records and post hardcore noise they have somehow turned it into a glorious, noisy melodic guitar wall of sound…”
Fawn Spots’ single Spanish Glass will be released on Louder Than War (in partnership with Southern Records) on 20 August.
To mark their release, the band have unfurled a great video edited and Produced by John Tuffen of Minimism and Nschlfn, starring Arlo, Billy and a whole host of supporting actors.
You can view right now on the Southern Records YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTq3NYuUJZk
They have also announced some tour dates starting this month to help promote the single, these are as follows:
8th August @ Nation of Shopkeepers, Leeds
17th August @ Beacons Festival, Skipton
24th August @ Green Door Store, Brighton
25th August @ Reeks of Effort in SECRET LOCATION, London
26th August @ British Wildlife All Dayer, Leeds
14th September @ Den Eglantier, Antwerp, Belgium
16th September @ Incubate Festival, Tilburg, Netherlands
17th September @ The Loch, Enschede, Netherlands
27th September @ Stereo, York, with Wet Nuns
23rd October @ Brudenell Social Club, Leeds with Dope Body
25th November @ Stereo, York, with Iceage