Belfast, County Down
Vocals/Guitar – Kaelan Power | Guitar/Vocals – Kevin Doherty
Bass/Keyboard – Peter Murphy | Drums – AJ Lynn
the Fugues are an indie-rock band based in Belfast. Influenced by the indie and pop-rock music of the 90s and 2000s, their colourful tones and vibrant melodies create a pacey, bright sound. Like if Pete Doherty ate Blur! At the forefront of the heart-warming melodies are the lyrics about life, luck and love in the 21st Century.
Driving the four-piece is their craving for moments of connection between audience 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.
the Fugues 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. Long Time Waiting is a more raucous affair; a shout out to all those who don’t want to have to sit idly by and fit in with the system.
Their single Stephen is centred around its major, jangly melodies contrasted with deeper lyrics depicting a character hiding in their cell of mental health, making it both a call for help and a call to action.
Lady In Pink is one of the Fugues’ more introspective songs, filled with the usual colourful tones and melodic guitar lines often associated with their music. With lyrics driven by the fear of mediocrity, the song’s message is one of individuality and dreaming big. A pacey fusion of passionate vocals, vibrant guitar lines and driving bass.
“They have something really special!” - Olga Kaye (Q Radio)
“An Indie band with plenty of great melodies, smart lyrics and a fine ear for contrast and arrangement.”
- Neil March (Trust the Doc)
"biting indie viciousness with poppy undertones that won the heart of the local scene" - Chordblossom