Forestears aren’t one of those ‘OMG this is so new and buzz-worthy and no one has ever done this before’ kinda bands. Lots of other bands have a sound quite similar, for instance, The Middle East, Beirut, Bombay Bicycle album No. 2 and others. But that definitely doesn’t make them uninteresting or ‘unblogworthy’.
This band caught my attention for a number of reasons, firstly, beautiful songwriting, really beautiful in fact. Delicate, intricate and filled with emotion. Second I like his voice a lot, it’s kinda Jack Steadman-like (hence the Bombay Bicycle Club comparison). And finally the band have great musicianship, and great arrangements, the addition of brass works really well with the songs.
They are from Brighton and there only upcoming gig is at Shambala Festival in August. My favourite of their songs is called ‘Neighbour’ and I also like ‘Walls and Trees’. Listen below and I hope you like.