The Fernweh

Sunsighs AA side

Skeleton Key Records

7″ Vinyl/DL

Released 29th March 2019

Louder Than War Bomb Rating 4.5

The Fernweh are the Liverpool based band who released one of the best albums of 2018 with their self-titled debut effort. 2019 see’s the band waking up to a new AA side Sunsighs to be released on Skeleton Key Records 29th March 2019, including a cover from one of the best albums of the 1960’s. Matt Mead pulls some shades on to review for Louder Than War.

The Fernweh received a bevy of social media activity after their debut album was released, going on to sell out their live shows, fans scrambling to grab hold of their vinyl, BBC 6 music also embraced the love by playing their material across the network, Liverpool gave birth, yet again, to another shining light across the Mersey.

Keeping good to their word The Fernweh are back, with some pre-summer love. Positioned within the monumental album Sell Out by The Who is the track Sunrise. A graceful number penned and sung by Pete Townshend, the delicate number was carefully placed into the bands popular live sets of last year. With the finished product neatly recorded to disc the meticulous sun kissed song fits perfectly into the swiftly becoming impressive discography of the band.

Album favourite New Brighton Sigh also features on the single, with the addition of slide guitar plus glistening piano stabs make this an unmissable purchase. The bands live gigs in 2018 were few and far between, making them feel like a unmissable event. 2019 digs a new breed of live happenings supporting Doves at the Royal Albert Hall at their Teenage Cancer Trust performances before supporting The Zutons at the Roundhouse and more.

The Fernweh LIVE DATES:

March 2019

Tue 26 Mar – O2 Institute, Birmingham (with The Zutons)

Thu 28 Mar – Barrowlands – Glasgow (with The Zutons)

Fri 29 Mar – The Royal Albert Hall, London (Teenage Cancer Trust with Doves)

Sat 30 Mar – The Roundhouse, London (with The Zutons)

April 2019

Tue 2 Apr – Rock City, Nottingham (w/ The Zutons)

Fri 5 Apr – Olympia, Liverpool (w/ The Zutons)

Sat 6 Apr – Olympia, Liverpool (w/ The Zutons)

The Fernweh is Jamie Backhouse (guitars), Ned Crowther (vocals and bass) and Austin Murphy (keys/saxophone), Maja Agnevik (vocals/flute) and Oli Hughes (drums).

The Fernweh can be found via their Twitter and Soundcloud pages.

All words by Matt Mead. Further articles by Matt can be found via the Louder Than War author archive pages.

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Matt Mead first took to writing for Louder Than War after compiling Flowered Up - A Weekenders Tale which received rave reviews across the board. Since then Matt has picked up the writing mantel composing impassioned album and live reviews plus conducting insightful interviews with a mixed bag of artists. If it has meaning and soul to it, then Matt will write about it!


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