The fad for vintage-inspired pop that makes us yearn for the sun has been around so long it’s surely something more and longer sustaining than a mere craze? Let’s be clear here, there’s nothing faddy about London three-piece F.U.R.S but their tunes are one hundred percent retro-fabulous and induce a genuine desire for dancing in the sun.
Brother and sister team Liam and Elle Wade joined musical forces with drummer Olly Betts and have since been making a decent ripple in the music industry with their debut single, Striptease. It’s that perfect combination of addictive guitars riffs, a touch of chillwave and easy vocals that seem to melt out of Elle’s lips. It’s the perfect soundtrack for a lazy afternoon at the park or a ‘70s inspired garden party. Last month they took off across the UK with Johnny Marr, got a taste for the touring life and loved it. Now in the chaotic midst of finishing up their debut album we stole some precious time with lead singer Elle Wade about making sweet music and the question of inspiration.
What inspires the music you make?
We’re all inspired by lots of things. There will be something that triggers the instinct to put pen to paper or pick up an instrument it could be anything from hearing a great record to reading a book. But I guess, inspiration comes from our subconscious as well as something we seek.
How would you describe your music to someone who’d never heard it?
Melodic, hypnotic, explosive pop and roll.
What’s the best gig you’ve ever played?
I think collectively playing Shepherds Bush Empire supporting Johnny Marr was a massive high.
What have you been listening to recently?
Lots! Nick Cave’s new record, Father John Misty, Dr. John, Kapt Kopter and the Twirly Birds, Man Man, The Nerves…
Which current artists most excite you?
MS MR, Kurt Vile, Psychic Ills, Charlie Boyer and The Voyeurs, Tame Impala.
If you could collaborate with anyone who would it be?
We all decided that James Murphy, Johnny Marr, Kevin Parker,The Arcade Fire would all be really interesting people to work with.
How would you describe your style?
Ears: Pop and Roll
Eyes: John Cooper Clarke meets Morticia Addams
What are your touring must-haves?
Most importantly a variety of wonderful music, a moleskin, a camera, earplugs, herbal teas!
What’s next for F.U.R.S?
We’re working on finishing our album which we’re really excited about.
Watch and listen to their debut single, Striptease below and attempt to get it out of your head!