The Fleas share free download ‘Born to Run’ ahead of their EP ‘Telling Tales’

January 16, 2015


The Fleas share free download ‘Born to Run’ ahead of their EP ‘Telling Tales’

“This is brilliant” Dermot O’Leary, BBC Radio 2

“Our pick of the week by a country mile. Gets a big thumbs up from me and from the listeners too” Sarah Champion, Absolute Radio

“You’re going to love The Fleas forever” Ed Pickett, Kick 106FM

Rousing indie-roots act THE FLEAS provide a much-needed antidote to the January gloom by releasing a free download of ‘Born To Run’, their pulsating new track taken from the ‘Telling Tales’ EP, which will be out in April.

About ‘Born To Run’

A compelling new-wave stomper that sets off from the starting blocks like a peak-condition athlete, ‘Born To Run’ has a bouncy uptempo beat that encapsulates the song’s theme. Inspired by Christopher McDougall’s book on barefoot runners of yore, it is, according to Fleas’ frontman Piers, a paean to “the mental space we enter while running and the sense of empowerment and connection it creates”. Featuring an intense shriek of guitar announcing a catchy angular chorus, the dynamic pop-rock of ‘Born To Run’ serves as an optimistic anthem for human momentum, a dextrous rhythmic ode to the simple joys of “The Beat of Two Feet and My Heart”.

About The Fleas

The Fleas are a Reading-based five-piece who meld vintage influences and fresh grooves, landing somewhere between The Kinks and the Pixies. Their heady brew of expansive indie pop and funky folk-rock is elevated by an ear for inspirational melody, resulting in an irresistibly feel-good sound incorporating elements of The Decemberists, Arcade Fire, Elvis Costello and Kirsty MacColl. Vocalist Piers peppers his lyrics with worldly wisdom, his voice embellished by gorgeous three-part harmonies from percussionist Bernadette and drummer Mannie, who, with Woody on double-bass and Chris on guitar, form an Anglo-Argentine backbone that infuses the band’s indie instincts with touches of Latin and jazz. The Fleas’ set at Manchester’s In The City was one of a hatful of sought-after festival slots, and the band have been aired on BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 2 and Absolute Radio, as well as performing two sessions for BBC Introducing. A forceful live proposition to boot, The Fleas are one bug you’d do well to catch this winter.

See The Fleas live:

6 February: The Finsbury, London N4

8 February: The Old Queen’s Head, London N1

25 February: The Oakford, Reading, BBC Introducing event

6 March: The Troubadour, London SW5

20 March: The Face Bar, Reading

1st May: The FInsbury, London N4, EP launch

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