The Fix Ups’ debut self titled album is a genre mashing pop freakout featuring 2000s indie dance floor bangers and new wave synths.
Doing a 17 date tour across the USA isn’t how most bands would start, but then again The Fix Ups aren’t most bands.
Marlene Samson and Nikos Shannon criss-crossed the continent from Boston and New York to New Orleans and across to San Francisco.
Back home, the band set up a makeshift studio in a Templestowe farmhouse and began tracking their debut album.
With drummer Ash Meaghre now in tow, the eight songs that emerged are anything but boring.
It’s pop but not as you know it; it’s dance without DJs and it’s incredibly fun!
“We wanted to record these songs as quickly as possible to capture the energy of writing them. The sound jumped an order of magnitude with the addition of real drums. And recording the whole album in two days was stamina provoking,” says Marlene.
This album is for fans of local heavyweights Architecture in Helsinki, Heatwave and indie pioneers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ting Tings and Goldfrapp.
Their live shows are half punk and half dance floor. Check them out as they launch their album in Melbourne.