Proving that Bury St Edmunds is a hot bed of imaginative and enjoyably individual musical invention, the This is the sound of Sugar Town compilation recently introduced and highlighted a host of the Suffolk market town’s new breed of fine and adventurous bands. Without exception all stood out in varying ways, with among them alternative rock band Fortunato who especially caught the appetite with their melodically and emotively transfixing track Utopia. To more than confirm all the good things heard and felt in their successful moment to shine upon the album, the quartet very recently released new single, Black Laces (What Are You Waiting For).
The song quickly shows itself to be a compelling proposal whilst just as rapidly suggesting why Fortunato has earned strong local success and sparked an ever broadening national attention for their sound and live presence. It is a success backed by a trio of EPs, of which it is fair to say, the third Under Your Teeth has had the biggest impact to date soon reinforced by the band’s contribution to the aforementioned album, As Black Laces (What Are You Waiting For?) captivates again and again though, it is hard not to expect greater spotlights and interest coming the way of the band inspired by it and future encounters.
Released as the last EP on their own Pale Records, the song instantly cups ears with a melodic caress of guitar with the expressive tones of vocalist/guitarist Kim swiftly drawing even closer attention on the track. The subsequent bass rumble provided by Catherine and flirtatious beats of Harry soon court the initial coaxing and in turn the more emotively inflamed aspects of the song which emerge as Barny and Kim’s guitars poetically dance with the captivating vocal weave spun by the band around the feisty rhythms.
From there the track just increases its captivation through every increasingly climactic minute whilst managing to be as intimately seductive as it is boisterously anthemic. Utopia impressed as too a hindsight visit of the Under Your Teeth EP from which it came but Black Laces (What Are You Waiting For) outshines both and inescapably sets the seeds for eager anticipation for what comes next from Fortunato.
Black Laces (What Are You Waiting For) is out now as a free download @ http://www.fortunato.co.uk/
Upcoming Live Dates:
9th April – w/Ghosts Of Men – The Waiting Room, Colchester
16th April – Bury Fringe w/Cathedrals & Cars – The Hunter Club, BSE
11th May – Sounds Like the Live Sessions w/CLAWS – The Hunter Club, BSE
20th May – NMG Sessions – Portland Arms, Cambridge
4th June – The Workshop – Hoxton, London
18th June – w/The Monochrome Set – John Peel Centre, Stowmarket
Pete RingMaster 04/04/2016
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