Sounding like the irksome offspring of Arctic Monkeys and The La’s, Fronteers grew around the close-knit dual guitar and vocal talents of Andy Towse and James Taylor.
The duo started jamming Last Shadow Puppets covers, before an open-mic rendition of The Beatles’ Love Me Do led to the accidental discovery of a harmony vocal that’s more addictive than Pringles.
“We were just sort of astounded by how it came out,” says Andy. “So we decided to find more songs where we could do that, then eventually started writing our own.”
Having taught each other guitar along the way, they now conjure a brash-but-beautiful treble-laden tones from a Gretsch Electromatic G5422 (Andy) and James’ Blacktop HH Strat.
“We just find the thing that works well,” explains Andy. “As long as it’s got a nice reverb on it and it’s feeling exciting then it’s good!”
- For fans of: Arctic Monkeys, The La’s
- Hear: Next Time I’m Around