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Boorloo/Perth-based indie-rock act Fool Nelson have unveiled their energetic EP ‘Falling Apart’ – produced/mixed by Andy Lawson (Noah DillonMitch SantiagoDeath by Denim) and mastered by Steve Smart (King Stingray, The BuoysOcean Alley).

‘Falling Apart’ is a nostalgic blend of grungy indie-rock, soaring with memorable melodic lines and vibrant instrumentation. Full of energy, Fool Nelson draws inspiration from acts such as Alvvays, Slow Pulp and beabadoobee to create an immersive sonic sound.

Fool Nelson talk about the inspiration behind ‘Falling Apart’: “‘Falling Apart’ was the first song that we wrote off the EP and the name just seemed to fit the mood of the rest of the tracks we were writing. The songs all kind of fit together with a common thread of us accepting that we’re not in control of everything in our lives and finding ways to deal with that. I think some of this comes across with how the songs have moments of chaos but also moments that are pretty and familiar.”

Title track ‘Falling Apart’ employs layers of sunlit guitar melodies and expressive vocals to weave through a tapestry of rhythmic elements. The intricate interplay of shimmering guitar riffs and heartfelt lyrics creates a soundscape that feels both intimate and expansive, resonating with emotion and authenticity.

Alright follows, opening with pulsating bass lines before a cathartic explosion of euphoric instrumentation enters. The driving rhythm, combined with jangly guitars and energetic drumming, propels the track forward with an infectious momentum. Similarly, focus track Fading evokes a carefree groove that allows lead vocalist Tom Broadbent‘s melody lines to soar and provide a dynamic edge.

Closing the release is Level, rising through layers of textured instrumentation that build to the powerful crescendo. The vocals, both raw and genuine, float effortlessly over the instrumental backdrop, creating a sense of reflection that is both poignant and uplifting.

Accompanying the release is a headline tour across WA and a slew of shows supporting Old Mervs across Australia and New Zealand – TICKET DETAILS HERE. The band have previously shared the stage with Ball Park Music, The Grogans, The Rions, The Moving Stills, Ra Ra Viper and have sold out multiple headline shows. The band also played last year’s Groovin in the Moo, winning the triple j Unearthed‘s competition to join the lineup.

Singles off their record have seen extensive support from SpotifyApple Musictriple j, triple j Unearthed and Australian community radio such as RTR FM.


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