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The track, produced by Dave Eringa (Manics/Idlewild), is a dangerously hypnotic melody that displays a feral attitude and aggression that allures the young to rebel and the old to reminisce.
Lead singer Freddie's Intriguing lyrics pronounce imagery so vivid its almost stolen from youthful memories; 'the morning sun ain't pretty enough, my words deserve a little more curve'. It's playful but with an intrinsic seriousness that could almost refer to the divine, albeit wrapped up in black skin tight jeans and a baggy sweater with long black unkempt hair.
Having already been tipped by NME as ones to watch for this year, the band charged into 2012 at #1 on the Amazing Radio charts with a demo recorded in Freddie's bedroom - a track which went on to spend over two months at the top and a performance at hmv's hotly tipped Next Big Thing festival.
Fractures are Freddie Murray, Matt Gwyer, Sam Cooke and Gaz Southwell.