London-based FAMY make lo-fi beach pop with echoes of Grizzly Bear and Dodos. They’ve been hanging around together for a while now, releasing the odd EP through Bandcamp and touring with Manchester’s secretive Wu Lyf, but 2012 looks set to be their year.
Like their touring partners, they’ve maintained a surprisingly low profile, removing their tracks from Bandcamp and Soundcloud almost as quickly as they put them up, and now their blog is defunct, it has only added to the buzz.
Their first song, a rich harmonious track called Mother Benita, had its official release on Monday (5 December), backed with the glorious Dogg Dogg, which features a guest appearance from Wu Lyf guitarist Evans Kati.
M spends 30 seconds with the band…
How long have you been making music?
The first FAMY song was Mother Benita, which we wrote in summer 2010.
What inspired your debut single Mother Benita/Dogg Dogg?
Mother Benita is written for Bruce and Arthur's mother, Dogg Dogg is for our drummer Thomas.
What process do you go through to create your music?
Bruce writes these songs and then we arrange them together as a band. It's an expressive and happy process.
How would you describe your sound?
We make FAMY songs sound delicate and bold and it's important that the music has guts and comes from our hearts.
What would your dream collaboration be?
Evans (Kati, from Wu Lyf) played guitar on Dogg Dogg, that's the American dream right there.
Where can we catch you performing next?
Monday 12 December at The Victoria in Dalston, London, at our single launch.