The Fuse lead singer Alex Lato appaered on Gosh!Radio Meet the Music on Dec 19th, 2011
By Gabrielle Pantera
LONDON, ENGLAND (Gosh!Radio) 2011/12/18 – “To me our music means everything,” says The Fuse lead singer Alex Lato. “It’s what I’ve fought for over all these years, the right to carry on chasing the dream and make a living out of the pursuit. To those fans who come to all our shows, I guess it means…something uplifting.”
The Fuse is a New Wave pop rock band based in London. They have released a new record “Freedom Of The City” which is currently available to buy on CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon. The band members are lead vocals Alex Lato, drummer Jake Blair, bass Michael Varnava, keyboards Kiki and guitarist Simon Bowker. Gosh!Radio is hosting a live call in show with lead singer Alex Lato on Monday.
“When it comes to the band’s songwriting, an old friend of the band, Ian Tompson, summed it up nicely, ‘Don’t bore us, get to the chorus’,” says Lato. “An idea can be anything from a riff to a half-worked song. Then the band will explore it and get a feel for it. Once the structure is 70% complete, I’ll start trying to realise the words and melody. Then we’ll play the song in. Usually, during the playing in we will edit the song a bit further, which sometimes necessitates lyrical rethinking.”
The biggest show for The Fuse so far was supporting UB40 in Holland last year. That was massive with a big stage, big sound system, and a big crowd. In terms of inspiration, Lato says he looks to King Alfred The Great, Sir Francis Drake, Steve Jobs, anyone who triumphed against all the odds.
“Jake [drummer Jake Blair] and I formed the band in July 2006,” says Lato. “The first member was Michael Varnava on bass, who had been in my first band at school. Then Kiki, who I had been performing with in Italy when we were at University there. Simon was a replacement for our original guitarist, who quit in November 2006. We auditioned Simon in December 2006 and he joined the band in January 2007.”
The Fuse is about to leave for Munich, Germany. They’ll meet with their agent there, Mike Durrschmidt and will be recording three tracks with the producer Sebastian. “These tracks will form the core of our push to the German record labels in 2012,” says Lato.
The Fuse has two albums. Their first album, which we made in Los Angeles is out of print, but you can find it on CD Baby. Its a very limited edition called The Rest Is History. There are only 19 copies left on sale.
The latest Fuse album is called Freedom of The City. That’s available through all the major download stores. Its also on Spotify. It has a large mirror ball on the front cover. There are a very few CD copies remaining from the first press, but the band only sell them at shows.
About Meet the Music
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