There's deep thought behind Fawn Spots' raging song writing and their debut album is relentless. They're a fantastic addition to 2015 and are a shot of something pure and nasty into a diluting punk scene.
Raw Meat: Tell us about your local music scene; what’s your favourite local venue, are there any record labels or stores we should look up, what’s the scene like where you’re from?
Fawn Spots: It's difficult to talk about our local scene - the last few years have seen some of our favourite venues shut down. Bar Lane (a Victorian basement space) and The Woolpack were both great and cultivated some exciting stuff here. The Fulford Arms has been recently done out and we've loved playing there.At the risk of sounding sycophantic we run a label called Bad Paintings. A bunch of our friends have labels here too - Sea Records, Swirly, Snowflake to name a few.Definitely check out The Inkwell - best record shop in York with a proprietor who can recommend listening like nobody’s business.
Name one track or band that you love from the past.
Name one track or band that you’re loving right now.
Doctrines from Manchester.
Name one track or band that you think we should be listening out for in the future.
Threads - they're from London and sound like Unwound. I heard a few demos this morning and am sold.
What are you up to now?
Right now? I'm laid in bed writing this before driving to Bristol to play another show with Naomi Punk - we're on tour with them at the moment.
What can we expect from you next?
Our debut album From Safer Place is out on 09.03.15 - we're doing some dates in support of that:
09.03.15 - Guilty by Association, Manchester
10.03.15 - Birthdays, London
11.03.15 - Nation of Shopkeepers, Leeds
13.03.15 - The Great Gatsby, Sheffield
14.03.15 - The Rowing Club, York