Belfast, County Down
The Fugues are a four-piece indie-rock band based in Belfast. Influenced by the indie and pop-rock music of the 90s and 2000s, with songs written about life, luck and love in the 21st Century, the band come together to create a big and yet colourful sound. Think if Pete Doherty ate Blur.
Driving the four-piece is their strong love of music, and a craving for moments of connection between crowd and performer. Through their music they create the opportunity to not take themselves too seriously. This is shown by the music video for their debut single "Early Mornings", which answers the all important question of who would win out a chase between a banana and a gorilla. Each one of the band's music videos has been written by the members of the band themselves and filmed and directed by the eccentric drummer, who runs his own filmography business on the side.
The Fugues have a number of released singles, with various pursuits for interesting creations. These range from a verse spoken in French by their bilingual front man in "Sunshine", to an eight-minute attempt at mixing rock'n'roll with Pink Floyd-like psychedelia in "Rubber Ego/Indigo Go".
Their debut single "Early Mornings" set them off to a good start, with radio plays on Beat FM and BBC Radio Ulster's "Across The Line".
What started out as a story of songwriters Kevin and Kaelan's first experiences with hangovers quickly turned into a narrative of those quiet moments in life that separate you from an ever busy world.
The band has been in the studio recently working on a new single "Stephen", which is set to be released in the coming months.