Who knows how long it will last but there’s some definite movement towards pop going a bit ‘alt’ at the moment. Between Lorde’s 2 weeks and counting at the top of the US charts and Haim scoring a no.1 with their debut over here, we’re certainly seeing some cracks of light between the ever present Guetta-fog. Enter F.U.R.S whose glossy, female-led fuzz hits look to march some credibility right into the charts. Marrying edgy, almost shoegazing textures with a bit of Killers-esque synth pop grandeur, they manage to create something that hits hard but brings with it a overwhelming sense of pure-pop. In a year or two the charts could be looking reaaaaal good!
Anyone else feeling quite excited about the charts these days? Comment!