UK Artist of the Week: The Calm Fiasco

Irony is a famously misunderstood concept. A prime example would be Alanis Morissette’s iconic song which horribly misses the point—unless the ironic aspect is that she has written a song called “Ironic” that isn’t about irony. An oxymoron—that’s a far better understood one—and The Calm Fiasco is a prime example.

The band that emerged from the fertile Glasgow music scene in 2014 with debut single “Turquoise” are much more than a clever name, however. The four-piece play no-nonsense indie-rock, plush with catchy lyrics and gritty guitars—a hot knife cutting through the overly complex, produced-within-an-inch-of-their-life bands that seem all too common these days.

“She Says,” the first track to be released from their upcoming second EP, “The Fear,” is another strong showing, but it is one that reveals the band aren’t happy just to sit in their comfort zone. The track displays a darker, more brooding side to their music while keeping those same guitars and hooks consistent throughout. If the rest of the EP is anything along the same lines, we’re in for a treat.

The band have built themselves quite the following in their hometown and have recently played not one but two sold out headline shows at the famous King Tut’s. In addition to their fanbase they also boast some impressive supporters including Amazing Radio, The Daily Record, and The Sunday Mail. Keep an eye out for the guys in the coming weeks and months as “The Fear” is released.

“The Fear” is out 22nd April 2016 via Chewy Records.

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