Fuzzy Lights - The Hour single
Release date: 1st April 2013
Fuzzy Lights returned in February with their highly
anticipated third album 'Rule
of Twelfths’, their first new material since the Mojo
Underground Album of the Month ‘Twin Feathers’ in 2010.
Since their near-instrumental debut album of 2008, the band have
grown organically into a powerful and confident force weaving
together elements of pastoral psych-folk and noise-rock. They now
sit poised ready to reach a far wider audience with their most
fully- realised and direct set of songs to date, hinting at
elements of dream-pop. Their new single ‘The Hour’ encapsulates
the positive changes in the music of Fuzzy Lights.
Violinist/pianist Rachel Watkins takes lead vocals and she also
scored the stunning string arrangement played by the Iskra
Quartet, also heard on new albums by The xx and Jóhann
Jóhansson. Where before the band were comfortable taking their
time, with 'The Hour' they come straight to the point with a
beautiful song, culminating in a scorching fuzz solo from
guitarist Xavier Watkins.
Press for 'Rule of Twelfths'
"Gorgeous... inspired... exploratory folk somewhere between Trees
and Trembling Bells."
"Sweetly lulls the listener with delicate folk numbers before
ambushing them with surging orchestral noise - this contrast
between light and shade makes 'Rule
Of Twelfths' so effective."