Mojo Fury are not incredibly well known around the indie scene. Their sound, and their appearance merges in with the cliché look of the average indie boy, making it is easy to see why they do not stand out so much from the crowd. 2011 saw the release of their first album ‘Visiting Hours of a Travelling Circus’, with the title becoming the only memorable thing about the release as whole.
Flash forward to 2013 and their new 12 piece album is mastered, defined and quite pleasant! The band have clearly put their thinking caps on and have conjured up a 12 piece gem of joyous and uplifting music. Opening with an absolute belter of a track Safe in the Arms which sounds like a piece from a Beatles session, it sets the standards extremely high for the rest of the album.
The rest of the album does not disappoint. If I Die brings the listening in with an 8bit electronic sound sounding more like an old arcade game. The song is then underpinned all the way through with more electronic tones and beats, but never loses its rock and roll edge. To Comprehend opens gently, dreamily guiding the listener into what can only be expected as another amazing track. It delivers its soft lyrics with raw vocals which build up to an amazing crescendo at the end – really putting the finishing touches on the track.
Golden Wall is a superb end to the album, wrapping it up sweetly with a piano melody and sweet, dreamy lyrics. Although, it is quite depressing, the raw emotion and talent really shine out from within this track.
All in all Mojo Fury were a bit of a flop two years ago, but having time away from the music industry has definitely done them some favours as they have returned with a redefined and sharper sound. The band have definitely broken away from the herd and have found their own flock to lead!