The Fiery Furnaces - EP - 24/01/05 Rough Trade Records - Review
The Fiery Furnaces
( 24/01/05 Rough Trade Records)
The (Mat & Eleanor) Freiderberger fuelled bluesy gem machine takes time out from their fresh and frenetic leaps in the music industry to peer over their shoulder. This ten track teaser of previous releases displays the full spectrum of material from the captivating Chicago born siblings, ranging from a warm embrace with mainstream pop; ‘Tropical Iceland’ to the tongue twisting epitome of eccentricity that is previous B-side ‘Cousin Chris’.
Darkness, quirkiness and vibrancy are doled out via Eleanor’s crisp and commanding vocals and Mat’s rustic keyboard accompaniment, encapsulated in new number ‘Here Comes The Summer’. The Furnaces are just beginning to warm up.