South-East London/Brighton-based Foundlings have just completed a string of UK dates where Little Indie caught up with them on home territory last week at Brighton's Prince Albert for our live review.
Before they took to the stage, the four - Amber, Bryan, Matt and Olly - performed an acoustic version of their upcoming new single 'Horizon' (out on August 21) exclusively for Little Indie's go-to man, reviewer and photographer Steve Willcox, which you can watch further down.
The band describe ‘Horizon’ as a song about "the struggle to remain true to - and sure of - your own values and sense of the world in a society where people (in social groups, online, in political parties) can often seem to be setting out to challenge you; to alienate you for possessing your views, idiosyncrasies and opinions, and to throw you off your course.
"The song takes the realistic position that existing outside of any pack mentality will always be a struggle and will sometimes feel like an unwinnable battle, but that is a battle worth fighting nonetheless."
Forming last year, Foundlings went into the studio to record their first single, ‘Misery’ (b/w ‘Your Sister’), which was released in May this year, going on to be selected by Tom Robinson for his BBC6 Music Introducing Playlist and receiving airplay on Amazing Radio, and BBC Introducing in the South.
Their influences range from the post-punk likes of Echo and the Bunnymen, Siouxsie, PIL to 80s/90s indie - Sleater–Kinney, The Wedding Present, Teenage Fanclub - to modern alternative jams, such as Parquet Courts, Courtney Barnett, Haley Bonar and Alvvays. Drawing from all these influences, the band create their own style of melodic, guitar-driven, indie-rock music.
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