Coming from Bristol has it’s inevitable drawbacks. It’s where they filmed Skins for one thing, which means that every single teenager living there probably tries to throw their own crazy houseparty everytime their parents pop down to the local waitrose or whatever. but for a band, it also means inevitable comparisons to trip-hop legends, Bristol-based Portishead. The Fauns seem to revel in this, even getting Geoff Barrow from the band to help produce the album – and what an album it is.
To try and promote this criminally under-hyped debut, the band have recently gone on to BBC Radio bristol and recorded their own session for it. It’s acoustic and as beautiful as you would expect from a band with such brooding, shoegaze inspired songs. The band have put them up to download on rapidshare, and you can grab them below for about another 10 weeks or so: