Fuzzy Sun

14+ event • Live upstairs bar at The Bodega

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  • Tuesday 26th May 2020
  • Supported by: Reflekter
  • Doors open: at 7:00pm

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Stockport favourites Fuzzy Sun have announced a 5-date tour for May 2020 which will see them perform their biggest headline show to date at Manchester Academy 2. Fuzzy Sun will also release their first tunes of the year Pretty People / Gentleman’s Touch via Very Clever Records on Thursday 6th February. Keeping up with the disco groove vibes of their previous single I Ain’t Right, new track Pretty People will take away any feelings of winter blues.

In a fictitious account of the songs’ conceptions, the band say this: “It’s 1999. Stanley Kubrick’s ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ is about to premiere. But, in a last-minute ploy to make the picture more accessible to casual viewers, the studio has insisted on a new radio-friendly theme song. The result is the funk-infused, 'Pretty People', a piece on affairs, desire and paranoia.
Gentleman’s Touch is a little like Brief Encounter - all about a doomed romance. It doesn’t matter how much you’re enamoured by someone; everybody has a history and a life before you that you have to eventually reconcile with your relationship. It’s no one’s fault but some things are too difficult to overcome. It’s sad coming to terms with it but this song covers that period of uncertainty before accepting the impossibility of the situation.”
Pretty People / Gentleman’s Touch was produced and recorded by the band themselves at their rehearsal room in Hallam Mill, Stockport and was mixed by their newest member George Fitzgibbon.

The 20’s have started well for Fuzzy Sun after being announced as main support for Inhaler on their European tour. The tour will see Fuzzy Sun play overseas for the first time, visiting iconic venues such as Barcelona’s Razzmatazz and Hamburg’s Gruenspan. The band have also just announced their own UK headline tour for May where they will perform shows in Nottingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Manchester and London.

2019 was a big year for Fuzzy Sun which saw them tour the UK on their debut headline tour (selling out Manchester Club Academy and London Camden Assembly in the process), appearing at major festivals such as The Great Escape and Community Festival, and gaining major support slots such as Two Door Cinema Club on their UK tour and an epic show at Stockport County FC’s Edgeley Park where they supported Blossoms on their sold out 15,000 capacity stadium homecoming.

Borrowing their mantra from Snarky Puppy, Fuzzy Sun “make music for both brain and booty” and, with barely 24 months as a band behind them, frontman, Kyle Ross, bassist, Lewis Jobson, drummer, Mitch Bancroft, keyboard player, George Fitzgibbon and guitarist, Raffaele Pani strain to keep all ten feet on the ground as ever more people stop by to demand a piece of their action.

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Reflekter formed in Nottingham in May 2018. Four lads in a bar, watching Fontaines DC at Dot to Dot Festival in Nottingham. The lead singer and songwriter James had been on the circuit for 3 years, with a previous band called Same Streets, loved by BBC introducing decided that it was time to get the music recorded and put the band together from the ashes of same streets, and recruit the best musicians to bring it all to life.

The local recording studio heard the demos who sent them to Jason Hart who manages Jake Bugg amongst others, who hired a crack studio team to produce and mix a complete album, recorded and mixed in two months.

With their first single ‘Caught in a Storm’ organically clocking up over 20,000 streams in a week, it wasn’t long before BBC Introducing’s Dean Jackson was hot on their heels, placing them high on the coveted “ones to watch list 2019”. Now with a second track unleashed for public devouring, ‘Alright’ truly captures the essence of their fist pumping, riff-shredding rock’n’roll.

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