Fourth & Folsom Set To Release New Single 'Golden Dunes’
Date: Feb 19, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FOURTH & FOLSOM
RELEASE DATE: 30/03/2015
“Their strong melodic content and intricate musicianship allow their songs to breathe, creating a space within which the listener can dwell, only to be shaken into a different realm through hard hitting rhythms, soaring guitar progressions and exploding vocal harmonies.”
Xavier Stephenson, Metropolis Mastering, London
"Fourth and Folsom have created a beautiful and dreamy soundscape that may well become the soundtrack of the summer, I can't wait to hear the album in full."
Andy 'Hippy' Baldwin, Metropolis Mastering, London
Making their way in the Indie/ Americana scene, having supported PRIMAL SCREAM, FOURTH & FOLSOM prepare to release their new single ‘Golden Dunes.’ The new track was recorded by the band themselves and produced at Metropolis Studios in London, mixed by Senior Engineer Xavier Stephenson (The Who, Amy Winehouse, Winner of 'Pro Sound’s Rising Star’ award in 2013) and mastered by Andy ‘Hippy’ Baldwin (The Who, Arcade Fire, Interpol, Blur).
FOURTH & FOLSOM are heavily influenced by West Coast Harmonies and consist of Jamie Davies (Vocals/guitar/ synth), Theo Byrd (Vocals/Guitar/ synth) and Jack Manser (Vocals/Bass).
The group began life with Jamie & Theo under the name of Wildcuts. In the early days of their career the pair had worked with Producer Gino Wong (Red Music - Virgin UK, Black Flag) and Composer Tim Motzer (1k Recordings, Public Enemy, Miami Vice) in their Philadelphia based studio.
As Wildcuts they explored the London Folk Scene and throughout their experience they developed an affinity for vocal harmonies. Bassist/ Vocalist Jack joined Theo and Jamie after they crossed paths during their 2012 Garden Gigs tour of London and the South West. Keeping to this core concept of three primary songwriters, and after interest from labels with their current style, the three of them decided evolve their sound and begin to experiment with various genres. The end result created their unique take on the Americana/ Indie sound and gave birth to FOURTH & FOLSOM.
Since recording their new album Fourth & Folsom have now recruited bass player Kristjan Cavdarovski and drummer Hannah Feenstra.
What really stands out about the band is their ability to produce heart-jolting, opened armed harmonies much similar to those of Fleet Foxes, Half Moon Run and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. As a band focused on vocal harmony, they cultivate an aura of intimacy, gently reeling the listener in and soothing them into a hushed, intricate atmosphere. Fourth & Folsom’s instrumental work reflects the sophisticated balladry. The band merge their varied musical influences (War On Drugs, ALT-J, Steely Dan, Kurt Elling) giving a fresh twist to upbeat indie guitar riffs with an Americana influence. The guitars and drums work together in strong unity to provide solid yet beautifully melodic rhythms, giving their tracks direction whilst the vocals roam freely above.
The band work in a seamless harmony, instruments and different vocals come together so smoothly in their songs that it’s hard to believe that Theo, Jack and Jamie write individually and then combine their ideas.
Throughout 2014, the band worked closely with Rogue Studios in London, recording their single “I Won’t Fall” along with various live sessions at the studios. All the material recorded there was mixed and mastered by head engineer Alessio Garavello.
Fourth & Folsom have since gone on to frequently headline London venues like Camden Barfly and 93 Ft. East, supporting Hammersmith Apollo performer Eilidh Mckellar.
‘Golden Dunes’ explores the themes of fulfilling potential and dreams. It’s about celebrating this moment of realisation, embracing it with pride and without care.
The track opens with a cascade of infectious guitar flares and sharp, punchy drum beats. Its laidback feel creates soundscapes of a hazy, summertime West Coast. The track is brimming with inviting melodies and evocative lyrics. The band’s signature vocal harmonies swoop in and wash over elegantly. Their three-part harmonies sculpt a synergy and portrays what has been a cornerstone for the best Americana music. Having spent time away to hone their sound ‘Golden Dunes’ is a shining example of their hard work and dedication.
Stay tuned for imminent updates as Fourth & Folsom prepare to release ‘Golden Dunes’ March 30th 2015!
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