Let Me Introduce You To… Our Fold

I’m always trying to find more music that makes me feel good or reminds me of a good time, and is a song that family, friends and I can sing along to. I’m quite glad I came across Our Fold, because this four-piece from Bolton, UK really transport me back to when I was younger, and I love it.

When I was around seven, my cousins and I went through an extremely intense phase of loving alternative and pop-punk music. I mean, I still listen to it now but have moved more into indie and British music. The best part about Our Fold though is how their music is a combination of alternative AND indie! So, not to sound cheesy and whatnot, but you do get the best of both worlds with this band. They’re bringing back this phase for me and not only is the feeling good, but the music is rad.

The song which really attracted me was Rapunzel’s Prince. Beginning with the thrashing crash symbols and loud drums, the introduction already sets a tone for the rest of the song. Soon afterwards, a guitar chord is slammed down and plays its own jingling tune as vocalist Damien Riley compliments the gentle strums in the background. Then his vocals are laid upon a bed of light backing vocals which lead into the loud and dynamic chorus. The contrast between the airy verse and energetic hook is a great touch to the track! Then that same chiming guitar riff comes back from the verse, only the band ties in the chorus’ vibe adding deep strums on the beat. After this lies the guitar solo which bleeds into the last gentle strum of the song… It is such a charismatic and electric section that I always look forward to. This song is far too addictive and there are four reasons why:
Lead vocalist Riley has an absolutely infectious tone to his vocals, Dan McLaren’s melodic bass soothes under the vocals while the guitar playing by Gaz Drury rings in your mind as it bounces off the tight and lively drums which Ryan Ambler plays. The point of that four-reasoned run-on sentence? I want to express how well each component fits with the other. Listen for yourself to Rapunzel’s Prince here:
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It’s a song that hits the spot and automatically triggers me into wanting to move around and dance! Today the band celebrates their achievement of 6,000 followers on Twitter, and I’m glad to say I’m one of them. Check them out on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, and be sure to check out their tunes!
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Alicia Atout

2 thoughts on “Let Me Introduce You To… Our Fold

  1. My favourite new band of the moment. I have seen them 5 times in the last year. Rapunzel’s prince is a standout track amongst a plethora of great songs. Listen to their stuff on youtube if you can. especially She Goes On, Victim Of Lies and Belt,Tap and Needle. By the way I am not a faddy youngster, I am a punk veteran of 55.
    Gavin Walker.

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