Morning Fuzz – Fellow Creep – Single Review

The US alt-rock quartet Morning Fuzz released the single Fellow Creep earlier today.

Morning Fuzz - Fellow Creep

Morning Fuzz

Morning Fuzz last featured about eighteen months ago, that failure is totally mine, as despite regularly contacting me with new material, I managed to miss them all, so it is with some pleasure I caught their latest email within a few minutes of it arriving to be able to feature their brand new song – Fellow Creep – (which is available on bandcamp).

With quite a different sound to previous material that has been featured – with the track, which minds of ’60s rock, being marked by the open spaces which the quartet use to good effect with a gazy reverberating guitar giving the composition an elegant texturing.

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Morning Fuzz – Rain And Thunder – Single Review

The US rock ‘n’ roll quartet Morning Fuzz released their latest single – Rain And Thunder yesterday.

Morning Fuzz - Rain and Thunder

Morning Fuzz

An extremely appropriate name for a release I am considering whilst around me – here in the UK that stuff from the sky –  rain and thunder tumble around my ears as the backdrop to the music dancing out of the speakers.

It isn’t often that one can say Rain And Thunder just brightened the day – but the just over four minute track of infectious dance-beat does just that. As with music previously featured by Morning Fuzz, they don’t seek to add any bells and whistles to a tried and trusted formula dating back over the decades – merely adding their own personalities to the sound.

In a world where many believe adding paraphernalia to music adds value –  Rain And Thunder (available on bandcamp) proves the antithesis is generally far more effective and the listener can’t but help find that their body is involuntarily swaying to the beat.

Always a pleasure to come back to Morning Fuzz as they never disappoint and I am already looking forward to the next release.

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New Year Ninety 2015 – 70 to 61

Every day as I fire up the computer to review music submissions – I am  reminded of the founding co-partner of – the Indie Bands Blog started back in 2009 – who will for ever be – 39. Love and thanks as always to Julie Norbury.

Julie Norbury

Julie Norbury

The New Year Ninety Chart 2015 – seventy to sixty-one.

70. Buzz Kull (Australia)

Dreams – Single – Buzz Kull is available on iTunes.*

69. Affairs (England)

68. Morning Fuzz (USA)

Chasing Ghosts – Morning Fuzz is available on iTunes.*

67. Bayonet (England)

My View – EP – Bayonet is available on iTunes.*

66. The Yetis (USA)

65. The Rungs (USA)

64. Pipsqueak (USA)

63. Nice Power (France)

62. Clay Dudash (USA)

Keep You Company – EP – Clay Dudash is available on iTunes.*

61. The Vex (England)

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Morning Fuzz

Morning Fuzz from New York in the USA is the rock quartet of Frank (Vocals / Guitar), Chris (Bass / Vocals), Michael (Guitar / Vocals) and Jesse (Drums).

Morning Fuzz - rock from The USA

Morning Fuzz

As evidence that there is no need to play around with a tried and tested formula of four people plus instruments and drum-kit and you have the foundations of rock band – Morning Fuzz  – are an example. Not seeking to change the world, rather add to it, the quartet deliver solid rock more than competently.

It is the infinitesimal nature of a combination of between ten and sixteen strings betwixt them that makes reviewing emerging rock bands such a pleasure.  In theory it should have all been heard before, but it never has and Morning Fuzz add a delicious temperament to the genre without ever trying to break the mould.

An interesting band, who it will be of more than cursory intent to follow as they have a sound which has the potential to easily accommodate big stage stadium performance, whether they ever have the opportunity, time alone will tell. Intriguingly, they equally have a style which suits the more intimate venues and well worth getting out to see playing live I would posit.

Whilst transposing smartly to recorded material, Morning Fuzz is almost certainly at their best in live performance, where the inter-play would be far stronger (I imagine) and perhaps why all the best rock bands get round to live recording of their LPs, as studio recordings almost inevitably dilute the real feel of the out-put. That said, as they are only playing in the USA and I am based in the UK, I am nonetheless grateful for the Studio releases I can get hold of. I would council they release a live LP to really showcase the sound.


Chasing Ghosts – Morning Fuzz is available on iTunes*

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