Fred Perry Subculture’s ‘Band To Watch in 2019’ have certainly lived up to expectations. After an onslaught of single releases, including ‘Radio’ and ‘Fly,’ the London-based alt-rockers have now unleashed their latest single ‘Favourite Thing’ available to stream and download now via Blaggers Records and has already picked up radio support from some of the biggest names in the business; Rodney Bingenheimer at Sirius XM and Steve Lamacq at BBC 6 Music to name a few.
Lead singer and guitarist Danny Collins asks, “can you feel the emotion inside of me?” A fitting question as the real-talk, heartfelt lyrics resonate from the get-go. ‘Favourite Thing’s melodic bass (courtesy of bassist Aaron Forde) and fuzzy guitar work result in a powerful, direct and infectious indie rock and roll record. Topped off with a horn section, this one is playful and fierce at the same time – a trait that JW Paris have mastered since starting out just a few years ago. They added:
“We were sitting in the middle of Joshua Tree thinking about some of the struggles and pressures, (ironic we know) you have being in a band and working full time and various other things that come into play, and actually when we sat back and thought about where it all started and where we’d come, it’s actually quite special. Sometimes, like most things you really have to sit back to appreciate what you have and what you’re fighting to achieve. For us this track was about appreciating the struggle and hopefully speaks to others in the same way.”
Playing alongside the likes of Pretty Vicious, Slaves, The Amazons and Yonaka is becoming something of the norm for the band, whose music has reached the ears and won over the hearts of fans across the globe. The duo’s arena-sized anthems have been heard on Sky Sports, BT Sports and have even been taken up as Team GB’s 2019 sponsorship song. To coincide with the release of ‘Favourite Thing,’ they’ll be hitting the road too:
With overflowing levels of energy and swag and the support of BBC Introducing behind them, this is a huge step in JW Paris’ journey, and they want every single one of you to join them.
You can listen to ‘Favourite Thing’ Here