Taking indie at its word, The Fever kick off with the sparkling ‘Chemistry’, which stacks up layer by layer from a single guitar. Simplicity is the order of the day with a sparse sound and uncomplicated melodies; even when the song builds a bit towards the end.
‘I Need You Honey’ is a bit more rockin’ with a classic guitar sound that riffs convincingly. However, the softness of the vocal doesn’t suit this song as much as it does in the rather mellower ‘Chemistry’.
Final track, ‘Listen to the Silence’, kicks off like a slow version of a Green Day song and contains about as many surprises as a soap opera.
Unfortunately the backing two tracks fall a long way short of ‘Chemistry’, which has much more appeal and more innovation. That said, what this collection of songs does demonstrate is a certain flexibility in terms of style.
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