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Tom enjoys a night with Fleet Foxes at Wolverhampton Civic!

Posted on 10 July 2011 by Mizzle

As the lights dimmed at the Wolverhampton Civic and the band modestly walked on stage, there was an atmosphere of anticipation and excitement. Their opener, “The Cascades”, an intricate, acoustic riff that gradually builds, lay the roots of the show to come.
The Fleet Foxes have a unique sound yet have a nostalgic feel that dates back to the 60’s and 70’s. Their enchanting harmonies and lush lead lines complement their acoustic, vintage tones. Their choral voices bounce around the whole room as if you were in a cathedral.
On stage, the Fleet Foxes have a subtle, almost shy ambiance but their music carries the whole package into an unmissable experience. Their lead singer Robin Pecknoldhas so much presence through his passion and strong vocal ability. It feels like his heart and soul have forged the tones and melodies.
The band have huge variation with many instruments with the double bass powering through in, “Bedoulin Dress”, and warm flute sounds from “Your Protector”. Their clever rhythmical composition keeps the songs interesting with catchy licks to top up the mixture.
With so many great songs from their recent album, “Helplessness Blues”, and their critically acclaimed self-titled album, “Fleet Foxes”, it’s a real musical treat. If you are slightly intrigued about this band then you must go the extra step and see these guys live because it’s one of the best shows I’ve seen.

Tom Chapple