Ten years ago, in 2013 Bristol-based shoegaze/dreampop project The Fauns released their single “Lights“, adorned with a gorgeous video. It made me a fan for life, which in turn was the prelude to a friendship with the lovely Michael Savage (bass) and drummer Guy Davies. Somewhere in 2017, Mike played me a few demo’s of what was to become the “new” Fauns album and they sounded just great! Five years later we finally have the result of years of hard work and a new finished Fauns album that will see the light in January 2024, heralded with the release of the first single “How Lost” today!
So what does it sound like?! Well, it sounds like The Fauns, no more, no less: singer Alison Garner sighing over washes of atmosphere, with sparkles of light glittering through the sonic maelstrom, laced with Mike’s signature postpunky bass. And why would they ever change this winning formula? Exactly.
Enjoy and celebrate the return of the beloved Fauns with us today! Interview with Michael Savage soon on Fadeawayradiate on DKFM shoegaze radio to see what he’s been up to for 10 years! So watch this space!
I set up this blog in August 2015. I was writing for a few other online mags and blogs, and since I have a web-design background as well a literary one, I thought of doing my own thing after a while. Bit by bit things shaped into what we have right now. I am from Amsterdam and have a very broad musical taste and background. I am also the other half of twee outfit Nah… and retropop duo Sapphire & Steel