Based in Glasgow, FVNERALS are a band that exist on the fringes of doom, post-rock, shoegaze and dark ambience. In the tradition of Earth, and contemporaries such as True Widow and King Woman, FVNERALS meticulously meld soundscapes both ethereal and oppressive. Formed in 2013 in the south coast town of Brighton, FVNERALS have since released two EPs (The Hours and The Path) and their highly moving, and haunting debut LP The Light. After touring the UK and Europe the band regrouped early this year to record their second album, Wounds.
Wounds represents a less dreamy and more straight forward approach to Fvnerals’ music. While the songwriting has moved to a harsher and bleaker sound, it also attempts to retain its emotional heaviness, fragility and contrast. The album envisions a journey through existence,
each song building to the next while keeping its own emotional content, addressing themes such as the irreversibility of time, chronic depression, isolation, lethargy and anxiety.
While it is certainly a progression from their debut album, Wounds perfects the crushing doom of their previous work. More than ever, bassist / vocalist Tiffany Strom’s voice is on full display as it evokes a unique poignancy that drives the band through seven emotionally devastating tracks.