UK trio FANS share wonderfully raucous video for ‘Born Into’
Today, dark, brooding indie rock trio FANS are unveiling the video for their track ‘Born Into‘ – the lead single from the EP of the same name – out later this year.
Commenting on the new track, frontman Dan Louch said: “We’ve had this song a long time, it was written well over a year ago so it feels good to be getting it out there finally. It’s seems to have grown in relevance since we first wrote it which is weird as some of the lyrics are pretty autobiographical, especially the first two verses. The song idea came about from stories my mum had told me about her childhood, loads of funny Steptoe & Son kind of stuff – like they didn’t have duvets and used to have to sleep under my granddad’s coat in winter.”
With the band’s debut EP due out later this summer, the band went onto speak about their first official body of work: “It’s a real, honest and raw record – both lyrically and in the way it’s recorded and produced live. Everything has pretty much seemed to tie itself together in an organic way.”
Watch the visceral new video for ‘Born Into’ here:
The video for ‘Born Into’ was also very much a DIY project, filmed by the band’s friend – “we got the idea from Alejandro Gonzalez’s film Birdman, where the whole film is just one continuous camera shot with no cuts or edits.”
The EP, produced and recorded by Matt Peel (Eagulls, Pulled Apart By Horses) is built upon a foundation of 90’s indie rock influences, all fusing together to create something both immediately striking and intriguing, yet equally enjoyable and memorable.
Speaking on the premise behind the new EP the band have said “the record is basically based around the idea that social mobility is an illusion, that what circumstances you’re ‘Born Into’, 90% of the time is where you’ll end up. A feeling that people who are poor aren’t valued and have no real control or voice. It is literally becoming a crime to be poor which is fucking mental, and if you happen to be in that situation then it seems like human life ceases to have any value.”
FANS are here to make a serious impact on the UK indie rock scene, and this EP is undoubtedly the start of something very exciting.
August 13th – London – Sebright Arms
September 18th – Leeds – Nation of Shopkeepers
September 26th – London – Amersham Arms
– “FANS absolutely revel in the noise. Drums pound away on a snare-heavy beat, the bass never loses its sixteenth note pace, and the rhythm guitar strums without abandon right up to the beginning of a massive chorus. By the time everything winds down, you’ll be yearning for more.” – The Line of Best Fit
– “Their dark, post-punk driven sound is as sparse as they come, all brooding, chugging bass lines and pounding, relentless drums.” – Clash
– “FANS have some of the most immediate, ready-made fuzzy guitar anthems since The Vaccines.” – NME