This FOURS article was written by Hazel Webster, a GIGsoup contributor. Edited by Natalie Whitehouse
Hailing from Shepherds Bush, this Indie-Pop four piece launched their debut 3-track EP, ‘Everything I Never Said’ last month. Since then, Fours have been featured on ‘Introducing-South’, which airs on BBC Surrey radio, and ‘Shock of the New’ on the recently relaunched Radio X (formerly XFM). The band state that their influences are based in 80’s guitar pop, and lead singer Edith Violet’s vocals have been likened to those of Florence Welch.
The EP’s lead track ‘Stranger’ is a well-crafted pop song. However, it sounds very much like a toned down version of ‘Decode’ by Paramore, something which listeners may find difficult to get past if they are fans of this particular band.
Next up we have ‘Leave Me’, an up-tempo, guitar led song which doesn’t stand out remarkably compared to other pop songs, nor does it differ greatly to the other tracks on this EP. That being said, ‘Leave Me’ is easy enough to listen to and could be the focal point from which Fours utilise the potential they undoubtedly have and develop it into something extraordinary.
Finally ‘Damage’ brings with it a change in tone, lamenting upon the breakup of a relationship and how sorry the protagonist is for how they acted now that their ex has moved on. The depth of emotion comes across well through Edith’s vocals and she definitely shows her strengths as a singer, not only during this track but throughout the EP as a whole.