Fleet Foxes

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Fleet Foxes, definitely my summer album for this year. I love them. And I’m not going to describe them as eclectic either. We all have influences and to achieve some of those sounds that make you the artist you are doesn’t mean that you are borrowing from others. If you can describe the taste of wine by evoking the flavours of autumn fruit or coal then like a wine Fleet Foxes have a hint of ‘surf sound’, close harmonies and steel strings. And like Midlake, they have a slight gothic English ‘pastoral’ sound which is curious and I like very much. Their sound is a bit ‘Motown’, fab and restorative though on occasion they do create in me an involuntary desire to stick a finger in my right ear in the 70′s ‘northern’ folk way in order to achieve better harmony.

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