FAMY – ‘We Fam Econo’ (Out September 2014 via Transgressive Records)

FAMY – ‘We Fam Econo’ (Out September 2014 via Transgressive Records)

‘We Fam Econo’ will be released on the XX September through Transgressive Records. ‘We Fam Econo’ features recent single ‘Donkey’, and the forthcoming Summer anthem, ‘Ava’. The record pairs FAMY’s familiar echo-drenched gang vocals with natural reverb to create a 12 tracks, informed from the bands shared experiences of growing up in the South of France; Bruce Yates, Arthur Yates and Luca Maria Galbiati otherwise know as FAMY are difficult to pigeonhole, loose-limbed but swathed in melody and capped by Bruce Yates’ wild, off-kilter often effective vocal.

The album was recorded in a working church in Wales, and produced by legendary Radio 1 Maida Vale live engineer Miti Adhikari, a process that may be attempted by a good few in the future, the sound of ‘’We Fam Econo sounds atmospheric and brighter, fact alone to investigate FAMY’s latest.

‘Ava’ official video

The aforementioned single of ‘Ava’ and the spark that drew recent attention, ‘Donkey’ of course both cajole and persuade, but they are not the only aural jewels to be found on the album, ‘Barbie Girls’ complete with heavier guitar and percussion is of instant appeal, ‘Arjun’ and ‘Cap Ferrat’ add to deepening fascination of FAMY semi-acoustic changing moods as well as narratives and we are only half way through. ‘a Ho a Hand’ is more driven as is ‘Baba’ with more dynamics, both sound brighter as a result whereas ‘Beta’, which builds from a walking pace tempo and as a tale of possible broken love, is a little darker, but as effective.

The multi-faceted world of FAMY is a creative one, were many would, at least some of the time, like to reside within. At last the trio have a more weighty release, in ‘We Fam Econo’ the band’s soundscape is much better realised, with a more wholesome approach, the band also it seems benefit with a wider audio palette to chose from, that is if anything more organic and on a number of  occasions, vibrant. FAMG are here we hope to stay for some time, such is the positive desirability ‘We Fam Econo’ creates. 8/10
Steve Janes

‘Donkey’

Fans can now pre-order the album along with Volume 1 of the band’s own, self-edited fanzine from here: https://www.musicglue.com/famyboys/. It features visual documentation donated by Mino Tristovskij, covering the album’s creation, a discussion with the record’s producer Miti Adhikari, and words from the band’s artist and collaborator, Robert Charles Dunahay.

FAMY said of the fanzine: “It’s good to document things. Our first single came on without great triumph, just when you express yourself things make better sense. And besides, losing a father or girlfriend and desperately loving your friends are excuses enough for art. Or documentary. “Volume 1 is a scrapbook of the history of FAMY leading up to our debut LP. We wanted to present ourselves in a way no-one else can.”

FAMT – a Ho a Hand (Alternative video)


Tracklisting: Aux Armes, Donkey, Barbie Girls, Eileen, Arjun, Cap Ferrat, Mother Benita, a Ho a Hand, Baba, Beta, Ava, (+ bonus track Friends Home)

UK TOUR

30th July – The Lexington, London

22nd September – Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham

23rd September – The Louisiana, Bristol

24th September – The Hope, Brighton

26th September – Soup Kitchen, Manchester

27th September – Town Hall Crypt, Middlesborough

28th September – Portland Arms, Cambridge

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