The dreamy soundscapes of My Darling Fury are both haunting and beautiful, reminiscent of acts such as Andrew Bird meets Fleet Foxes meets a bit of Rufus Wainwright.
The vocal melodic phrases are long and wide-ranging, placing a strong emphasis on evocative lyrics with a broad emotional span. The use of bowed double bass with effects adds atmosphere and a sometimes psychedelic quality. Two guitarists juxtapose acoustic and electric guitars and also employ creative sound effects, both on guitar and synthesizer. On the drums, mallets on the toms are often used to create a rumbling feel, and inspiration for grooves range from hip hop to classic rock.
Listen to Blots In The Margins from new album Licking Wounds, which is out on the 5th November – order from their Bandcamp here.
“Someone said you ought to work hard
Though it’s not in your cards
To be something awesome, some buds just don’t blossom pretty”