FAERS have created a brilliantly unique sound that takes you to another dimension every time you catch a glimpse of their music. The new single ‘Last Of Our Kind’ is nothing short of a magical dreamland; captivating vocals, enigmatic riffs and stunning lyrics make the track, and the band, a force to be reckoned with.
The indie quintet from London are at the forefront of what looks to be a magnificent career. With their original sound and passion for music, it won’t come as a surprise if these guys blow up over the next couple of years. GIGsoup’s Tara Atkinson caught up with the FAERS lads ahead of their Camden Assembly show next month.
Hey guys, congratulations on your latest single ‘Last Of Our Kind’! How does it feel to release it into the world?
Ryan: It feels like a long time coming but definitely worth the wait. We wrote the song at the back end of last year and recorded it in January. We’ve been really happy with the response it has received and is one of our favourites to perform live.
Can you tell us a bit about the inspiration behind the song?
Ryan: ‘Last of our Kind’ was written as a response to the current critical debates surrounding guitar music. The chorus was imagined as if it were being sung in some post-apocalyptic, Mad Max-style wasteland, by the last guitar band in existence.
Despite being fairly new to the music industry you’ve bagged some great coverage early on in your career, what’s the next major step for you?
Alex: The next step for us is to write an EP we feel like our sound has developed since we put our first tracks. We would also look to tour this EP with a few shows around the country
You’ve managed to develop your own sound over the past 2 years, was this a conscious decision or did it just happen in rehearsals?
Ryan: It took us a little bit of time to search and discover what we feel is our “sound”. It developed from a mixture of listening to the music we love as well as playing around with ideas in rehearsal rooms. We feel we’ve hit the point where we are writing music we enjoy playing and think people will enjoy listening to.
Could you explain a bit about your background as a band?
Morgan: We have a variety of musical backgrounds and have come together through our local music scene in Uxbridge. Steven, Ryan and myself formed originally and then Sam and Alex integrated to form who we are today.
Aside from obvious influences like The Maccabees, who are some of your biggest inspirations?
Ryan: We have bands that we all listen to like Foals, Bombay Bicycle Club, Peace and Everything Everything. But at the same time we all have very different tastes which we find makes our sound unique and recognisable. Steven and Sam love their Indie, Morgan is into Jazz and Blues, Alex likes his Folk, and I’m more into Pop Punk and Hardcore Ha!
Hailing from the capital city, who are some other bands we should keep an eye out for?
Morgan: We have played with some amazing bands; YVES, Glass Peaks, Salt, BOYS, Saharas, Little Grim and so many others! We are looking forward to playing a show with Electric Child House on September 9th at Camden Assembly, we’ve heard good things.
What’s the strangest or best thing that’s happening to you at a gig?
Steven: That’s a good question, we had a bra thrown at us at The Queen Of Hoxton, not sure if that’s the strangest or best thing
Do you have any plans for the rest of this year?
Ryan: We have a show coming up at Camden Assembly on the 9th Sep. We also have Hackney Wonderland booked in. Other than that for us it is about keeping momentum and writing more and more tracks and releasing them for you guys!
Tickets for the Camden Assembly show are available here