|04-12-2011, 01:35 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2011
F.O.O.S. EP Review.
Four out of seven, or F.O.O.S as they like to be known, have a special blend of music they like to call ‘electrock’. Their blend of electronic beats and alternative rock is slick, smart and yet soulful.
The band incorporates many different flavours into their beats. You can hear influences from the likes of Placebo, The Prodigy, Faderhead and Nine inch nails with their weird guitars, electric beats and funky lyrics. There is also the rock edge that is reminiscent of Brit pop. This can be heard to particular brilliance on the opening drums of ‘Real love’ and the vocal style of ‘Grey’.
An interesting fact to F.O.O.S. is their lack of a bass player. This does not hinder them one bit as their crazy, kooky electronic style more than makes up for it. You are even left wondering why most bands insist on one!
‘In my pocket’ starts the EP off with some bonkers distortion and continues in this trend with some edgy placebo esque lyrics. The band go a bit more old skool with track ‘Real love,’ incorporating a bit of funk, mixed with a chunk of Brit pop for good measure.
The next track is the hardest to get your head around. It is a short, slap round the face of electronica mixed with guitars. Yet it feels oddly brilliant. The EP culminates in a totally different direction with ‘Grey’. The electronic influence is definitely more subtle, the track has a more chilled out feeling, which shows that the band have more to them than just the one style
Their tunes are sharp, sexy blasts of infused ‘electrock.’ With only four tracks on this EP, it is a great taster, but definitely leaves us wanting more!
Reviewed by Samantha Whitham