Dream-pop ain’t dead on the evidence of FUSS’ hazy, sublime new single Mother Nature, Getintothis’ Patrick Clarke has the exclusive first listen to a whacked-out delight of a record.
It’s tempting to think, sometimes, that dream-pop has been done to death, such is the slew of meandering lo-fi twaddle the genre’s so often saddled with.
That is, until a band like FUSS come along, paticularly when armed with a track like Mother Nature. Firstly, the track is, suitably enough, dreamy as hell, gentle pushes of guitar sweeping up a revolving keyboard riff that’s sublime in its simplicity.
It’s a simple, undemanding song, and all the more irresistible for it, a long hot summer kind of drift that it’s impossible not to meander alongside until just as it dallied into earshot, it fades out with blissful understatement.
The band take their slender, supreme sound to a pair of live gigs this weekend, the first at Maguire‘s for a Hail Hail Records showcase that includes DUSST, Baker Island and Oh Well, Goodbye on Saturday June 11.
The next day they’ll take to the Buyer’s Club as part of a Fat Sister lineup that includes L U M E N, danye, and Lasso Moon.