By Aly Barchi | Published on Wednesday 28 March 2012
If you must lump East London quartet Fanzine into a category of any kind; file them beside Mazes, Weird Dreams, Gross Magic, and the class of guitar bands who are surpassing the capital’s live divebar scene to write songs that’ll resonate beyond (god forbid) that semi-sacred Dalston-Shoreditch-Stoke Newington radius.
One half of the band’s new single, ‘Houses Fall’ – as will form one of the first releases from The Line Of Best Fit’s new signature label, Best Fit Recordings – is such a song. Awash with covetous chords and lightly-sloping vocal steppes, it’s a sweet and ragged hymn to a girl so devastating, she can fell actual bricks-and-mortar buildings. And that’s some feat.
The very same track, which is in fact the reverse to Fanzine’s forthcoming debut ‘LA’ (out 30 Apr), can be streamed after its heartier A-side counterpart just here:
And since Fanzine would hardly be doing justice to their own name without their very own… well, fanzine; here are Fanzine’s self-made fanzines.