Fossil Collective: King Tuts Glasgow

Duo Fossil Collective visited Glasgow this month with their take on the folk rock genre; writes Lauren Crilly.

Folking it up in King Tuts, Fossil Collective

Folking it up in King Tuts, Fossil Collective

Fossil Collective is a beautifully bearded folk rock duo who will melt your heart with their bewitching falsetto harmonies and soulful lyrics, if only you would let them.

Hailing from Leeds they cite an eclectic number of musicians as their sources of inspiration, which is probably one of the reasons their music is so splendid.

If rocking out in a gentle folk way is your thing then you are urged to add their debut album, Tell Where I Lie, to your summer playlist.

The talented group recently performed in Glasgow’s most celebrated venue, King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, where they brought along their band of flannel clad musician pals to join them on stage and create stunning music.

The night began with several support acts, all complimenting the sounds that were yet to come and strongly representing the genres of folk and country.

Joe Bafni was a supporting highlight replicating the tones of Scottish singer Paolo Nutini and James Vincent McMorrow’s proving him to be their imaginary lovechild, a positive attribute.

Greeted jovially by an eager crowd with high hopes Fossil Collective arrived on stage.

In the digital age it is often easy to be disappointed by live performances but if anything Fossil Collective’s show has only seemingly spurred on the Glasgow crowds love for the band.

Their structure was simple; they played their album straight through, much to the audience’s delight.

Track of the night came from ‘Wolves’ and saw the band at their most melancholic; a haunting instrumental layered upon David Fendick’s unmistakable vocal created the perfect live experience.

Other tracks like ‘Monument’ and ‘How Was I to Know’ showcased the band’s ability to perform together, it became clear that these were musicians who were passionate about what they were doing and the music they performed.

Their set was truly like being on the receiving end of a warm embrace; familiar and easy.

Fossil Collective are not the most innovative musical group out there but although they may remind you of other artists their music is no imitation, experience them live and be sure of this.

The show felt nostalgic, effortless, and it certainly brightened up the wet and gloomy, typical Glasgow day.


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