They’ve got a couple of shows coming up:
Simple Things Festival (main stage) BRISTOL – 25th October
Shapes (headline show) LONDON – 30th October
Enjoy the “stunning” new video from Bristol shoegazers, The Fauns for their track ‘4am’, which you can watch here:
The video was shot in and around Bristol and the Severn Estuary and stars Kate Elson.
‘4am’ is from The Fauns’ second album Lights released last December by Invada Records.
Stereogum first premiered the video –
Lights is the successor to the Bristol band’s self-titled debut album (put out through their own Laser Ghost Recordings label), which, released in 2009 with no promotional muscle, went on to pick up radio support from 6Music’s Steve Lamacq and shift over five thousand copies purely by word of mouth. The organic success of The Fauns also garnered a valuable champion of the band in the form of Hollywood soundtrack composer Clint Mansell, (Moon, Black Swan, Requiem For A Dream) who remixedthe album cut ‘Fragile’ for a limited edition Record Store Day 12”, all 1000 copies of which sold out in under a day.
Produced by the band’s own Michael Savage and engineered by well-respected Bristol figures Jim Barr and Tim Allen, Lights pits the barely-there vocals of front-woman Alison Garner (Hyetal) against guitar work which is by alternate turns both all-consuming and intimate. Whilst the shoegaze-indebted elements of the band’s sound still shimmer as brightly as they did on The Fauns, Lights finds them imbued with new purpose- see the instrumental squalls which punctuate album stand-out ‘Seven Hours’, or the interlocking guitar figures of ‘4AM’, resonating with the atmospheric tendencies ofthe XX. Michael Savage’s exhaustive knowledge of film & sound-tracking permeates Lights; ‘Point Zero’ and ‘Rise’ are sequenced as ambient episodes in homage to theastral soundtracks of Moon and Solaris (created by band heroes Mansell and Cliff Martinez), whilst elsewhere a rather more overt nod is made to film scoring with themotor engine-sampling crescendo of the Tron-esque ‘Let’s Go’.