Gloriously stripped back lo-fi pop- a beautiful, sparse sound which is exquisitely controlled by the duo behind it, Alice Costelloe and KC Underwood. The absence of rhythm section (they use just two guitars and their two contrasting voices - his; low and husky, hers delicate and emotive) brings a real intimacy to their sound, and the boy/girl dynamic is perfect to explore the hazy tales of love, lust and school days which they spin, thick with shades of the Velvet Underground and Big Star. There’s something dark in their sound which cuts short any saccharine interpretations - the simultaneous naiveté and sensuality of the lyrics and arrangement is masterful and makes the pair an intriguing prospect.
FAMY (previously known as Family) have been quietly filling the void of the internet with great, sparse EPs, creating emotive, folk-inspired songs that are reminiscent of early Grizzly Bear and Frightened Rabbit. They’ve released a set of eight demos that are dispersed among three releases entitled Family, Family II, and Family III on Bandcamp. Their sound is driven by tortured vocals, a prominent ukulele, and delicate arrangements of strings. Melded wonderfully with organic percussion sounds and lush guitar strums, seeming like a soundtrack to a protest based on a passionate ideology rather then rash actions.
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