Single Review: Fowl 'Lurch'
Following their successful and notable EP release 'The Cowboy' in late 2018, Blyth punk band Fowl have continued to valiantly rack up their reputation with the release of 'Lurch'.
This brand new track is an aggressive yet lazed addition to their catalog, possessing harmful guitar riffs, meddled time signatures, lengthened pauses and radical lyrics.
Fowl seem to be adjusting to their own sound, becoming a lot more comfortable with the experimental features in their tracks and letting loose when it comes to things like song structure.
The band do anything but conform to the status quo of a typical output of sound during a song. Instead, they seem to mess with it, just like in their track 'The Cowboy' from their debut EP. What I mean by this is paused and slowed segments, the product of which being a mixed up track with some lone drum hits and solemn guitar notes adding a nice yet peculiar touch to 'Lurch'.
The drumming in 'Lurch' is some of the best I have seen yet from Fowl. Drummer Luke Stevens seems to have really found his thunder following his departure from previous band The Bolsheviks as the lead guitarist. In 'The Cowboy' EP, a small percentage of the drumming seemed to be quite plain and simple, however in 'Lurch' this feature is much tighter, impressive and experimental with the addition of a new percussion instrument on the track topping it all off. It fits much better with the band's outlandish, chaotic style of music.
I think that 'Lurch' is definitely Fowl's most alluring song. However we still get to experience the hostile, barking side of the band with bassist Evan's serious and exhausted voice and guiatrist Matthew's vulgar use of power chords and distortion. In fact, the opening of the song is something quite different to all of their other tracks, being quite gloomy and melancholic.
I would love to see more of this doom and gloom side of Fowl as they have barely scratched the surfaced of that front. The world is their oyster at this point in time.
Overall, 'Lurch' is another step deeper into the music scene for Fowl. They fit like a dream onto the heavier scene of music here in Newcastle, and I can't wait until they start to rack up a wave of upcoming live shows as they are an amazing band to see live.The track can only attract more and more attention for the band as they continue to grow generously.