LIVE In Concert: FUR + Coming Up Roses in Singapore November 2019
LAMC Productions has announced that psych-pop four-piece FUR will perform in Singapore on 6th November 2019 at Hard Rock Cafe Singapore, as part of their Rising Star Series. Joining them will be local alt-rock/shoegaze band Coming Up Roses, who will be opening the show.
Hailing from Brighton, England, FUR’s unique sound has seized the attention of fans and critics alike with their vintage guitar pop, jangly melodies and sunlit charm. Giving ’60s-influenced guitar sounds a fresh and modern twist, the bunch has already made their mark and quickly became one of the most exciting acts to watch. Formed just over three years ago, the quartet – made up of William Murray, Harry Saunders, William Tavener and Flynn Whelan – create music that they themselves describe as “like if a ’60s band were doing something modern” and have already been creating a buzz with their vibrant nostalgia-tinged bops.
Defined by hits such as ‘If You Know That I’m Lonely’, the jangling, sepia-tinged and ’60s-inflected bop with over 3.6 million Youtube views, FUR’s members began to pen tracks based equally in the ‘00s indie they’d grown up with and an increasing rekindled interest in the older music they’d always known from home. Explains Murray: “It started off [influenced] by The Strokes and The Cribs, who are another band we all really adore. But as we kept on writing, I found myself really enjoying and being really good at tapping into that [other] place.”
Adds Harry: “So then it was a case of looking at what sounded like FUR and getting that balance where it doesn’t sound like a band from the ‘60s, it sounds like if a ’60s band were doing something modern. For some reason, even when we’d only written two songs, we already knew what FUR sounded like.”
Heading into the release of their debut EP, following recent single ‘What Would I Do?’ what FUR sound like currently is a band capable of penning a particularly nostalgic strain of guitar music but making it sound fresh again. It’s a distinct sound that has earned them the privilege of support slots with a truly diverse set of artists including Miles Kane, The Brian Jonestown Massacre and London crooner Matt Maltese – who they’ll be heading out on a full tour with soon, finding fans beyond the UK everywhere they go. Says Flynn: “I think the one thing we really appreciate is people telling us we have a fanbase in places we never expected. Indonesia has become a big thing, and when people in Peru say there are whole groups of people out there that love us, that’s amazing.”
As for support act Coming Up Roses, the local band balances the worlds of child-like innocence and idealism with the revelations that come with adulthood. Combining elements of pop, grunge, heavy-metal and shoegaze, the band manifests their emotions through the use of evocative vocal melodies and expansive sonic textures. Led by vocalist-bassist Emily Sera, and completed by guitarists Darius Oon, Lorenzo Romero and drummer Bruce Tan, Coming Up Roses recalls the likes of Wolf Alice and Sonic Youth.
After releasing a series of demo recordings in 2018, the band earned a spot on the
illustrious Baybeats Festival line-up that year and gained a reputation for their dynamic
live shows, subsequently releasing their debut mini-album, “Waters”, in May 2019.
Currently, the band plans to build on their live shows in Singapore and establish their
artist profile as one of the country’s most exciting live acts.
Always alluring, with an old-school charm and enough modernist tendencies to bring
them bang up to date, FUR continues to steal hearts and enthrall listeners. Don’t miss
the chance to see them along with Coming Up Roses live at Hard Rock Cafe this November!
FUR plays on 6th November 2019 at Hard Rock Cafe Singapore (Cuscaden). Tickets available from SISTIC