Fixers - We’ll Be the Moon
- By Craig Jones -
- May 14, 2012
For some time big, big, things have been expected from Oxford five-piece, Fixers, and thankfully their debut album doesn’t disappoint with its blend of experimental pop sure to leave many over the moon.
The psychedelic pop troupe, which consists of Jack Goldstein vocalist, Jason Warner on bass, guitarist Christopher Dawson and electronica experts Roo Bhasin and Michael Thompson, formed in 2009 and became the darlings of the BBC headlining their introducing stage during last year’s Reading and Leeds Festivals.
Debut album ‘We’ll Be the Moon’ is a wonderful journey into the electronic unknown bouncing from the tranquil to the outrageous within a blink of an eye. The emotive ‘World of Beauty’ typifies this nature of the band with lead singer Goldstein softly taking the listener on a mystical voyage of discovery with his gentle initial cries of ‘welcome to my space age’ being concluded with a stark bellowing contrast of ‘welcome to the wild’ as the song comes to a heady unexpected halt with all the rebellion of the Beastie Boys in their prime.
Fixers’ refined pop is sure to find an audience with the energetic ‘Pink Light’ certain to become an indie bopper’s Saturday night classic with its combination of sheer addictive appeal and abundant synth. This track is a great compliment to the band’s previous singles ‘Amsterdam’, ‘Crystals’, ‘Swimmhaus Johannesburg’ and ‘Iron Deer Dream’ , all on the debut album.
Fixers’ first album ‘We’ll Be the Moon’ is boundary pushing, distinctive and leaves the listener in a world of stars with its intense experimental psychedelic nature. Fixers’ upbeat pop does draw inevitable comparisons to them being a Beach Boys of a modern age, with the addition of significantly more synth of course, as Goldstein’s creaky never-ending vocals present a wonderful feel good factor which exudes throughout the band. The Oxford five are sure to be big hitters on the festival scene this summer and their beautiful melodies will help them rise to the next level and get the fanbase they deserve as ‘We’ll Be the Moon’ is one of 2012’s best breakthrough albums so far.
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