Letters To Fiesta (LTF) are Manchester-based Daniel Houghton (drums), Andy Fletcher (bass), Tom Brydon (guitar), and Anna-Louisa Etherington (vocals & synth).
The band have spent a couple of years acquiring their sound although they have only had two online releases to date.
The current track on their agenda is ‘Stay Young’. Full of scaling and melodic howls from Etherington, coupled with landscaping synths; the track perfectly sums up the band’s ambitions.
The comedic video for the track takes clips from Spanish psychological horror ‘La Cabina’.
As well as providing us with a little bit of humour in our lives, LTF are thoughtful souls. Whilst catering to all genres, ranging from pop to industrial, they have also captured the heart of listeners through the conception of an innovative new funding method. Instead of asking for plain old cash for their music, they prefer gig goers pay for one of their EPs or other donated records with their old vinyl, that LTF then sell on at a pop-up merch stall.
Their debut EP ‘Aphorism’ includes influences from such artists as Depeche Mode, Yeasayer, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Bat for Lashes, as well as always ensuring that Kate Bush is there as a regular reference check, yet they still manage to maintain a genre-evasive sound, thanks to Etherington’s formidable and enigmatic vocals that really make you stop and notice the band.
Aphorism’ is out on 28th October 2013.
Their UK tour starts off on October 9th in Leeds and finishes on October 24 in London.
Sounds like: Kate Bush, Bat For Lashes, Yeasayer, Tegan and Sara, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Depeche Mode, Florence + The Machine, Broken Social Scene