Infectious hooks, rich vocals and lush, swooning cello are the defining features of Furlined, a Bristol-based band formed in 2007 by singer-songwriter Neil Crossley, cellist Tegan Everett, bassist Graham Dalzell and drummer Greg White. Boasting influences that range from alt country to Edwyn Collins, the band have attracted acclaim in publications such as Clash Magazine, Rock ‘n’ Reel and Billboard.
“A charming and individual debut of rare depth,” said Clash Magazine of the band’s first album Love Comes In Canisters, which was produced by ex-Bush guitarist Nigel Pulsford.
June 2012 will see Furlined release their second album Win A Dream Wedding. The 11-track album features soaring melodies, potent choruses and quirky, acutely-observed lyrics, from the heartfelt – "Stay close to me / You’ve got my eyes and my mischief,” sings Crossley about his infant daughter on 15 Seconds – to the acerbic – “Round here there are pubs covered up with boards / Where grown men dress like toddlers with an obsession for St George,” he observes on the storming opener Sovereign Ring, a song that charts emotive experiences in the Elephant & Castle, Bristol and beyond.
Win A Dream Wedding is an assured, stately affair, with lyrics inspired by nostalgic yearnings, drunken rants, tales of boy racers and loves lost and found. Ultimately, its tone is one of optimism in the face of adversity. “If there’s a theme here,” reflects Crossley, “it’s a life-affirming one – of great things emerging from grim places.”
Win A Dream Wedding and the first single Feardriven – co-produced and engineered by Portishead bassist Jim Barr – will be released by Concave Music on 11 June 2012. For more information, please visit
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