LOST DAWN Announce New Mini Album Fever: 5 February, 2016
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Back in August Lost Dawn put out the single Electrify. The release followed their eponymous debut album out in April of the same year, and whilst the track was praised for it’s “pop-perfect indie-rock” [Fred Perry Subculture], it was actually a teaser for a more experimental sound to come.
On 5 February, 2016, Lost Dawn are releasing their new 6-track mini-album Fever. The record was, as frontman Stanley Duke explains, “written a lot through jamming, playing without thinking about whether something is in key, or in time, than pulling the madness together into a structure. It’s all ordered chaos.” The inclusion of a third bandmate, in the form of bassist Joel McConkey, meant the once two-piece, Duke and drummer/producer Benjamin Woods could “be a little more experimental with the music and really pushed the sound of Fever.”
The more spontaneous, rawer approach to the recording of the Fever mini album doesn’t in any way negate Lost Dawn’s Midas touch for crafting infectious songs. Aforementioned single and Fever opener Electrify is indie-rock gold, Construction Rock is a stomping 70’s rock anthem and Naked Lunchreminiscent of The Strokes energised story-telling garage-rock. Than there’s the title-track Fever which, with its lulling Velvet Underground-esque tones, feels like a ready-made classic, and noteworthy for showcasing the gentler side of Lost Dawn’s sound is closing track Águila, a enveloping, hazy trip to calm the senses.
Fever showcases a band who are rapidly evolving and growing, a band who can produce single-worthy songs in what is essentially an unpolished jamming session and all the while in full possession of their experimental core which had Clash declare them “visionaries”.
Fever was recorded by the band at Troubadour Studios, Falmouth and is released on CD, Vinyl and Digitally via Easy Action on 5 February.
2. Construction Rock
3. Naked Lunch
The band have been touring the UK this November with dates in London and Manchester still to come:
20 November – Urban Bar, Whitechapel London
21 November – Fuel Cafe, Manchester with Gorgeous Bully
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