Fused with attitude and aggression, the South London four-piece Fractures are one of the big bands to watch on the UK indie scene in 2012.
Masters of that classic Britpop London sound, the band consists of Freddie Murray, Matt Gwyer, Sam Cook and Gaz Southwell, and their new release 'Ride' is heavily inspired by the guitar riffs of bands such as The Libertines and Supergrass. Blending grown up rock influences with a sense of youthful rebellion and disillusionment in their lyrics and melodies.
Creating a stirringly vivid soundscape, ‘Ride’ is a measured, restrained rock epic, which keeps its feet on the ground as it soars on an incredible catchy chorus, never sacrificing their ownership of the track for the sake of pushing the track too far. It's a mini masterpiece.
‘Ride’ is produced by Dave Eringa (Manics/Idlewild) and is released on May 28, through Distiller Records. Having just played Brighton’s The Great Escape Festival and supported former Supergrass member Gaz Coombes at Barfly, London, the band are set to perform at Aces & Eights in Camden on May 30. For more details, visit Gigwise Gig Tickets.
Could Fractures be leading a Britpop revival? Check out 'Ride' below and let us know what you think.