FAILED AUTHORS - LENI
The Single. Out 1st Feb 2021
Taking their name from artists who died before they found fame, Failed Authors are influenced by the quiet/loud dynamic shifts of Pixies, the lo-fi garage aesthetic of Guided By Voices and the immediate, melodic songwriting of The Strokes.
Combining thoughtful, narrative lyrics with memorable choruses and ramshackle live performances, Jonny Crick, Phil Etherington, Chris Long and Ludo Roi formed in Reading, England in 2020 and quickly started writing songs full of literary references and allusions to failed relationships.
Bittersweet vocals are surrounded by intertwining guitar lines and driven forward by crashing drums. It sounds like golden syrup in a tape deck. Or something.