FAMY release their debut EP, 'Donkey', on the 10th March through Transgressive Records, taken from their forthcoming debut album, due for release in early Summer.
West London via South of France quartet FAMY instantly caused a ripple of excitement back in 2011 with their curious blend of atmospheric, guitar-led experimental pop and hedonistic, ramshackle live performances, both a refreshing alternative to the en vogue warmth of alt-folk dominating the charts and radio waves at the time.
No sooner had they arrived than FAMY headed under cover, re-grouping in the wilds of Wales to create their first full-length record. Enlisting the services of legendary Radio 1 live engineer Miti Adhikari, the group made a working church their home, the setting adding natural reverb to FAMY's natural chime.
With members of the band heading out on loan to help form the band Los Porcos, FAMY now return match fit and with several points to prove.
The Donkey EP re-introduces FAMY with four tracks: featuring the recent Radio 1-approved 'a Ho a Hand', which dips a collective toe in a woozy, creaky homespun sound, it comes fronted by the Zane Lowe-premiered 'Donkey', a fine example of the curious leftfield pop FAMY soar with. The four track EP is backed with a re-working of fan-favourite 'Hebrew' and a cover of The Minutemen's seminal 'History Lesson - Part II'. It's a confident collection, and gives an assured example of what FAMY are soon to become renowned for.
Armed with arguably a track of the year in the insatiable Ava, due for release late this Spring, FAMY have taken a little time out in the background, soaking up the sunshine everywhere from Cap Ferrat to Cap Martin to get this forthcoming record right. Job assuredly done.
To coincide and preview the EP release, the band will be playing a residency of shows in North, East, South and West London, an apt selection of small and particular venues of their choosing, taking an intimate and alternative tour of London.
6th February - The Gunners Pub, Highbury
13th February - The Grosvenor, Stockwell
25th February - St. Moritz Club, Soho
6th March - New Empowering Church (Netil House), Hackney
It's nothing like the country vibe we were anticipating.
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