For the past couple of months, Yorkshire trio FANS have been unveiling tracks from their first proper release, the 'Born Into EP' which is due at the start of September. It's easy enough to see where there influences lie, and it's refreshing that they're not afraid to admit what they are in a world where you find people denying they've even listened to another group they sound almost identical to. The lead-track from the EP gives two big clues. Essentially, FANS (who modestly but correctly describe themselves as "indie rock") have taken the sound of early Strokes records and mixed it in with '90s alt-rock, giving us a scruffy garage sound that's rough around the edges.
Vocally and melodically it's difficult not to hear the influence of Julian Casablancas, and the FANS Twitter page even posted this message yesterday: "Happy birthday to the real JC
Catch them live:
September 18th - Leeds - Nation of Shopkeepers
September 26th - London - Amersham Arms
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