Faint On Call is a supergroup from the 90’s featuring Tobias Hawkins (ex-Counting Crows), Cristian Hernandez (ex-Onesidezero), Arthur McConnell and David Rodriguez and Harpoon is their second single, released on 28/10/2022.arpoon
Born during the pandemic lockdown, they play a mixture of 90’s alternative, shoeglaze post grunge and 80’s melodic driven rock and the result is outstanding.
With over 40 years of experience in the industry between them, this is a really professional outfit, and this shows in the production and arrangement of this track.
With the distinctive dirty guitars of 90’s alternative rock and the distortion on layered vocals this really is a nostalgic look backwards, while also looking forward with modern hooks and chunky layers.
The song is passionate and optimistic, punchy, and charismatic and this is shown by both the vocals and the musical arrangement. Fiddly guitar solos feature behind the mass of crunching guitars and crashing drums and the basslines are a prominent feature throughout the whole track.
Finishing with some awesome piano work this track really does have it all. I loved it and played it four, five, maybe six times in a row and each time it got better and better.
Faint On Call have only been around for a short while but I am hoping for bug things for them. I will certainly be keeping an ear out for any new music from them!
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