Album: Here Comes 2001 So Let's All Head For The Sun EP
Release Date: 9/5/2011
The Oxford fivesome dash any hopes of them being the next psycadelic dream
You can't really blame Fixers for feeling the pressure. After announcing their arrival with two impeccable songs and hopes of "living the psycadelic dream", the quintet were facing people expecting the same kind of enormity. They won't get it with "Here comes 2001..." though. Opener "Another Lost Apache" starts off with Fleet Foxes- esque harmonies before descending into one of the most annoying pop melodies you're likely to hear all year. The shimmering "Crystals" and summery chill- pop of "Uriel" both carry a certain amount of elegant charm about them but are devoid of any wow factor, and for all it's brain frazzling psycadelics, by the time closer "Passages/ Love In Action" comes to a halt, you'll probably find yourself pretty glad that it's over.
For Fans Of: Animal Collective, Jonquil