Fossil Collective is a fast rising duo from Leeds, England that works in the folk/pop territory that draws comparisons to the likes of Fleet Foxes and Mumford & Sons. So it's not that their sound is entirely unique, but the five tracks on their first EP Let It Go are so rich in harmonies, they're impossible to ignore. Response has been extremely positive to this first release from David Fendick and Jonny Hooker and they're definitely a band to watch.
My first exposure to Fossil Collective's music was the title track to this EP and it's among my favorite songs released this year. "Let It Go" has soaring harmonic vocals and an undeniably lovely melody. It's a flat-out fantastic song, the best in the duo's modest catalog to this point. But the rest of the EP is far from filler. "Satellite" is similar in structure to "Let It Go" and the last two minutes of majestic vocal work is stunning."Guaratuba" is the quietest track here, a subdued acoustic based ballad and things close with another strong slow burner, the chilly "Everything But You Was Facing North".
Fossil Collective are set to release a second EP in late October entitled On And On and a big UK tour will commence around that same time.
The Let It Go EP was released June 11, 2012 as a download only.