By: Hope Ankney
Fresh. Fresh. Fresh. That is the word that is constantly looping in one’s mind as they experience Fuzz Francis’ second release, “Monster.” It’s almost shocking to believe this LA-rooted trio has such little official material with the maturity and slickness this single gives their name.
It’s the daunting electronic synths mixed with rock instrumentation that lures the listener in before one experiences the eccentric vocals of Beth D. Right away, her voice has a crisp, bittersweet haunt that’s enough to set her apart from many other female-fronted indie-pop bands. Her voice reads like the illegitimate vocal-baby of Dolores O’Riordan making Beth D a force to be reckoned with.
The heart-strung lyrics clashed with the haze of guitars allows “Monster” to be a catchy and highly melodic record. Obvious influences pulled from The Kooks, Death Cab for Cutie, and tinges of Two Door Cinema Club is melded into the single as the drum style and bass lines carry the group’s sound.
Fuzz Francis might only have two releases to their name, but they are already proving to be a storm in the indie-pop community. Keep an eye on their building winds because this group will definitely continue to thunder.