RETURNING with a reconfigured lineup and a tank full of creative inspiration, Fauves added yet another indie-pop banger to their increasingly impressive repertoire last week.
A band who are not afraid to be meticulous in their approach to both songwriting and production, their relentless hard work has once again paid off on ‘Blank Eyes’. Bathed in a warm, soulful aura and steeped in romance, their smooth blend of funk, indie and soul is harnessed deftly in this vibrant, melodic number. And brimming with the same sense of fun and breezy confidence that has prevailed in all their work thus far (see the gang chants at the end of the track), ‘Blank Eyes’ displays an attention to detail that cannot go unnoticed; from Ryan Caldwell’s distinct falsetto to those funky guitar tones to those all-important dexterous basslines.
Directed and written by Eric Liddle and Kasparas Vidunas of Humble Film Productions, the band have now unveiled some striking visuals to go alongside the track. Capturing them in all their effervescent glory, the cinematic clip sees the five-piece inject colour into a derelict park as they perform against Glasgow’s stunning skyline. With tongue firmly in cheek, the fun frolics soon turn sour though as keyboard player Gianluca Bernacchi is physically ousted by his replacement Lizzie Kiyoko.
Check out the brilliant video below.