Full Fat - In The Dark EP Review
From the band's BIO:-
Full Fat are an Alt Blues trio who have made a name for themselves performing throughout Scotland and the North East.
The band have gone from success to success, supporting big names like “Gerry McAvoy’s Band of Friends” and ex Gallows guitarist’s band “Ghost Riders in the Sky”. They were one of four semi finalists in the Krakatoa 2017 “Eruption” battle of the bands out of more than one hundred bands who competed and in the same year they were nominated for three separate FUDGE awards, winning “Best of The Rest” and coming second in the “Best Album” and “Best Band” categories. Full Fat were also finalists for the “One to Watch Music Award” in the Original 106 Pride of Aberdeen Awards in 2017. They have been featured prominently in local broadcasts including “Silver City Sessions” with D-Range Studio, the internationally streamed music show “Live at Captain Tom’s”, “Granite City TV” and had multiple appearances on SHMU Radio.
This is the first release from these guys for 3 years and is in the form of an all original 5 track EP.
'Le Funk' as the title suggests, treats us to a funk laden opening to this ep before 'Come Break My Heart' slows the pace for a more Bluesy sound.
'Doctor Longhair' is like having ELVIS reincarnated, and is just a joy of a track.
'Brand New (Again)' is another more funky track before we finish this ep with 'Temper Temper' which is a definite blues rock song with a strong backbone and progression.
The band is made up of three very different musicians whose influences range from Johnny Cash to Jaco Pastorius. This gives their music a distinctive groove and a recognisable sound.
Full Fat have a passion and a talent that will not be stopped and this is clear to anyone who sees them play. Their unique mix of smooth vocals, tight rhythm, sweet throbbing bass and mellow guitar tone lets any audience know what the band is all about.
The Blues is back ladies and gentlemen, and it’s Full Fat.
1. 'Le Funk'
2. 'Come Break My Heart'
3. 'Doctor Longhair'
4. 'Brand New (Again)'
5. 'Temper Temper'
If you have never heard of these guys before, they are definitely worth checking out, and hopefully they will start playing some shows a bit further afield in the future so more of us can catch them live.
It's a fun and enjoyable 5 tracks of good music.
TFM gives it 4/5.