Local Buzz Cut this week is from Farewell Fighter.
With an undying passion for their trade, vocalist Kenny Fleetwood, drummer Matthew Hooper, guitarist Lee Morton, and bassist David Jahns seem to be the scene’s poster-boys for the ‘look what I can do’ attitude. While most bands in their genre struggle to create honest and catchy songs, FF do it track by track — and they’ve managed to stay humble doing it. Giving up everything you have for the good of a dream has a way of putting the world into perspective for a young artist. Feet on the ground, eyes on the prize, the sly foursome aren’t showing signs of slowing down. On-stage antics reminiscent of a band operating on a much bigger budget have earned them appearances with peers such as The Early November, We Are The In Crowd and Hellogoodbye.
In a convoluted music scene full of GarageBands and auto-tune, Farewell Fighter are hell-bent on proving that you don’t have to be pretty or have a record executive for an uncle just to be successful. They’re doing it through their music — and they’re doing it well.