There’s something hallucinogenic to Fuzzy Sun; something kaleidoscopic and full of colour. The tunes undoubtedly fall within the indie-pop bracket, but the five-piece bring a fresh, ditzy approach to their buoyant tracks.
Their name has been popping up in various locations; the group recently played Community Festival, and supported The Wombats at their huge Castlefield Bowl show as well as opening for Blossoms back in June. Fuzzy Sun have proven that their psychedelic tracks translate well onto a festival stage; the hint of a disco influence comes out covered in glitter and teams with nostalgic vocals to provide the audience with something unique, catchy, and just a tiny bit odd.
‘Want Love’ is perhaps one of their best known songs, with a video that invites you to feed into 80s nostalgia scattered throughout their discography. The pink lights and velvet suits perfectly compliment the synonymous vocals: their direction and image seems clear. The song itself wouldn’t be out of place at a decades-ago disco, and though the vocals could easily be compared to Blossoms, the production ensures the song is interesting and engaging enough to escape being chucked onto the conveyor belt with the thousands of other indie-band releases we’re seeing.
Their Want Love EP remains cohesive, despite the changes in mood. At times you feel like dancing, at others you feel as though your feet have lost a hold on the floor and you have drifted into space; there is a spacey, timelessness to much of it. Throughout, however, there is no escape from the very fuzzy, ethereal feeling.
If Want Love was a winter-time disco, their latest Warm Evening / Cold Morning EP brings us into summer. They stay true to their original sound, with most of the tracks being reminiscent of the sunshine tone of ‘Want Love’, but the overall tone seems lighter than the moodiness of tracks such as ‘After All This Time’. It’s easy to imagine festival and gig crowds alike singing along to ‘Heavy’, or blasting it in the car with your sunglasses on. ‘I’ll Be The Man’ is another one to add to your indie-summer playlist; it’s easy yet interesting, catchy yet not repetitive. ‘December’ shows that some melancholia definitely remains, but the simple acoustic nature of the song makes it a beautiful closure to the EP and as the song builds, there is an increased compelling, powerful nature to it.
Catch Fuzzy Sun at 110 Above Festival if you’re there this August, and have a listen to their EPs on Spotify to cast a glimmering, kaleidoscopic tint over your summer playlists.