Established in February of this year, Fonzy & Company may be a newly found collective, but their sound has been grabbing the attention of the public. Varying through indie, pop rock and americana, their engaging songwriting is fresh and giving modern music some fine competition. “Last Birth” is the band’s debut 6 track EP, released in September. Produced by lead guitarist Mark Hanlon, the EP is a rollercoaster of memorable moments and experimental wonders into another universe.
Kicking the EP off with a fragrance of a western scene in what feels like a Quentin Tarantino movie, “The Stubborn and the Brave” showcases real musicians doing what they love doing best. Blending a powerful chorus with comforted verses, the track storms the EP off to an exceptional start. ‘Sue Me’ is a force to be reckoned with in the indie world. With fragrances of Tom Petty and Chris Cornell in the arrangement, the sliding guitar part that sits in the background relaxes the rhythmical groove. Featuring unexpected chords and luscious harmonies, ‘Sue Me’ keeps the momentum going strong. ‘Queen of Nothing’ has it’s own fiery attitude and plunges its way through. Refusing to be ignored, the hard hitting pop-rock number is a memorable moment on the transcending EP.
‘Silk’ may be the longest track on the EP, but it channels 90’s legends such as Chris Cornell and Eddie Vedder with it’s pure arrangement. Somewhat blues inspired, the rawness and honesty speaks through the music. ‘Pieces’ is ready for a big stage. Feeling like the lovechild of Fleetwood Mac and Tom Petty, the contemporary face on the structure ignites a flame in listeners hearts. A true number on Last Birth that sits comfortably on the track list. ‘Without Regret’ draws the EP to a close, leaving fans wanting more. A strong debut from a band that will continue to grow in the right direction.