Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Artist Spotlight: Fractures

You can't fault indie bands who try to do something different, but all too often they forget to add the key components to their songs - namely the hooks. Catchy choruses in particular form the bedrock of most successful bands careers, and even now the rousing effect of a good old singalong takes some beating. London quartet Fractures clearly understand this. Sure, they're hardly breaking new ground sound-wise, but even with only a few demos to their name they already sound like a band that could go places. Evidence of this is particularly strong on their song "Alone," a blissful blast of guitar pop with a chorus so good that any member of indie's elite would be proud to call it their own. In a way, it's a shame that it's only seeing the light of day now that summer is coming to an end, as it'd sound even better in the middle of a field backed by the collective voice of a festival crowd. Oh well, maybe next year...

You can listen to the band's demos here.

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