Put Out the Light
'Almost soft-focus Anglican indie of the type that David Sylvian and Mansun might have come up with over a cappuccino. It's considered, dark, and indefinably arty, though this is not the herky-jerky arrhythmia of either Franz Ferdinand or Liars. Rather, it's the sound of magic-dust being sprinkled on new ground' 'There's no reinvention here. Fern are the real deal, a band of like-minded individuals that are not following the herd and who perform what they write with honesty and conviction' 'Every track here is a beautifully constructed sugar coated angst-pill that forces you to hammer the repeat button on your CD player; the moment the syrupy power chords kick in you'll so want to be young again. Title and opening track I bet you never and the second song titled, err, Ooh Ooh, are strong introductions to the album and bring to mind the dynamics between sparse staccato verses and full on lush distorted choruses made famous in Britain by bands such as Manson, early Supergrass and PJ Harvey, themselves influenced by the American post rock of Sonic Youth and Pavement' 'Fern are band that hark back to the generation of UK indie acts once labelled the 'New Wave of New Wave' that somehow mutated into that ugly thing called Britpop. 'If you want to remind yourself of the days before it all went horribly wrong grab this CD!' 'It's that ol' X Factor again, bringing together the ambition of My Vitriol with the delicate touch of the Veils, wrapped up in a coating of old school anthemics. Must Have!' Fern are: Fernando Raposo - Guitar and Leed Vocals Dave Setchfield - Bass and BV's Martin James - Drums.