If you haven't yet heard of this young folk-rock duo (plus stream of session guests and passing waifs and strays), then pin back your ears and rub your eyes - Fossil Collective might be picking up a few accolades for their second EP release, 'Let It Go', set to be released later in the spring. Clearly the pairing of Jonny Hooker and David Fenwick have been busy absorbing their self-proclaimed influences of James Taylor, Fleet Foxes and Simon and Garfunkel, as well as gathering a loyal fan-base which has snowballed from micro to modest in a few months.
Prior to recent events, they supported Benjamin Francis Leftwich on tour and have Ren Harvieu to thank for another string of support slots throughout April. But it's their headline UK tour that will surely catapult this thoughtful harmonic band into the critical limelight, backed up by the surely inevitable music awards and sold-out festival slots. But let's not get ahead of ourselves here - Fossil Collective are just two EPs old (the first appeared in 2011 entitled 'On and On'), but on 'Let It Go' they've struck gold.
The tour starts on 11th May with a taster show in Brighton, before the gigs begin in earnest in Middlesbrough on 25th May, followed by Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hull, Manchester and more before heading back to home-turf in Leeds on 9th June. Ticket prices start from under £10 - no excuses!