I don’t have a vanity spawned by fear, so I was sceptical as to how I would fair with this album. Verdict: you don’t need a vanity spawned by fear to love the new release from Fret! (I promise this running gag ends here.)
I have previously described bands as sounding like the true indie music of the 80s/early 90s, similar to many of the bands that I grew up listening to from the mother’s vinyl collection. Never before have I heard a band so true to those roots like Fret! are.
One of the things I love about music (I wonder how many times I’ve started a review with those 8 words…) is how different bands can stand out and hit you with so many different aspects of the music. For some it’s simply a serving of catchy, pop choruses, others it’s the character and style. Not many, for me, have vocals that stand out so much as Atom Driver’s. Mark Segall’s vocals give the sound a massive edge that works perfectly with the punked up garage-rock sound.