From: United Kingdom
Genre: Pop, Pop, New Wave
The Fuse are a five piece band from London, formed in May 2009. Following a remarkable You Tube video campaign (over various different channels) which scored over 1.5 million plays, the band launched their debut album, The Rest Is History, to coincide with their first international tour to Holland in March 2010.
Following the success of this tour, the band were booked for some of Holland’s major festivals, including the Breda Barst and Festyland in Autumn 2010.
However the highlight of 2010 came when the band supported UB40 in Volkel – and sold 400 euros of merchandise to reggae fans!
The Fuse play melodic indie rock with an 80’s edge. They’ve been described variously as ‘Coldplay meets New Order’ (BBC Radio Solent), ‘Kaiser Chiefs meet New Order’ (Paul Daly, owner of London’s Zigfrid von Underbelly), and some have even heard Pink Floyd.
Dutch Rock Website 3 Voor 12 have the following to say about The Fuse, following the Breda Barst show:
This quintet is good! Good songs, good musicians, fantastic singer, beautiful harmonies and good sound (also a welcome relief). The Fuse is relaxed with drawn-out songs of very high quality. 8/10
See separate sheet for more press feedback.
506 on Facebook, averaging approx 700 daily page views with a maximum of 10,216 on December 2010. (source – Facebook stats.)
Wouter Vos, after the Breda Barst show:
‘the Fuse are the genuine article – having seen you, I never want to watch another band. You’re the best band I’ve ever seen.’
The band is currently recording material for their second album, due for release in 2011.
They are booked to tour Holland again in March 2011, where they are represented by Bear Brown Agency.