These kids are itching to get out of Manchester. With the music they’ve been creating at the ripe young ages of 17-19, their chances are good. In fact, they’re just about there. With a self-titled EP already under their belt, they are well on their way. Fear of Music has been getting press coverage from UK media giant NME and even got a coveted Glastonbury Festival gig. I’m impressed. Upon hearing their music, I’m sure you’ll feel the same. The music speaks volumes about their capabilities as, I’ll say it again, young kids. Don’t get me wrong, it’s straight up noise at some times. However, it’s directed noise. There’s a difference. Vocalist Jo, 17 years old, lists his influences as Radiohead, Nirvana, and Jeff Buckley. It’s all there (perhaps a bit less of the Buckley, though). He writes lyrics that are dying to be heard. So please hear them. I’ll admit, this band will either be a hit or miss for most people. But they’ve got a lot of talent, it is quite easy to recognize. If they’re already making waves now, I can’t imagine what a couple years of development will do for them. Just thought I’d mix it up a little.
Hit or miss?