FOSSIL COLLECTIVE to release debut EP 'Let It Go' on 11th June - Catch the brand new video here

Fossil Collective

'Let It Go' EP released 11th June 2012 on Dirty Hit

Let It Go is the debut EP from Fossil Collective, a Leeds duo whose music is an intoxicating blend of exquisitely structured songs and glorious, rich harmonies.

The group mainstays are Jonny Hooker and David Fendick, two multi-instrumentalists, swelling to a five-piece for live performances.This is a collective by name and nature “we are always looking for people to come on board,” say the duo. The spirit includes collaborators from beyond the world of music: Leeds-based animators Broken Pixel produced the brand new video for Let It Go’s title track, you can watch it here:

Painstakingly put together over the a period of months, the video was made using the time-honoured stop-motion animation technique. “It's a love story,” say the duo, who put the story together with the team at Broken Pixel. “A tragic ballooning accident separates two lovebirds, and the story follows the male character as he’s stuck on a island trying to build his way to the moon to rescue his love. It takes many years and a lot of effort for him to achieve this.”

As the title suggests, the EP is heavy hearted but hopeful, five songs about struggle, strife and relationships. The slide guitar-driven Without A Fight is about “not giving up on something you love” with Everything But You Is Facing North is about “the contradictions that can occur in relationships”.

Currently on tour with soul singer Ren Harvieu, and having toured the UK in February with Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Fossil Collective will be appearing live at the following dates including their first full UK jaunt:

Supporting Ren Harvieu:
2 Apr Kings Tut, Glasgow
3 Apr Glee Club, Birmingham
4 Apr The Haunt, Brighton
11 Apr Bush Hall, London

5 May Live At Leeds, Leeds
9 May London Borderline
10 May The Great Escape, Brighton
11 May The Great Escape, Brighton
17 May - Liverpool Sound City Festival

Headline Tour
25 May Middlesbrough Westgarth Social Club
28 May Edinburgh Sneaky Pete's
29 May Glasgow King Tut's
30 May Hull Adelphi
31 May Manchester Night & Day
04 Jun Leicester Musician
05 Jun Southampton Cellar
06 Jun Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
07 Jun London Ballyhoo
08 Jun Chelmsford Hooga
09 Jun Leeds Cockpit 3