Italian duo F.O.O.S. formed back in 2010 with the specific intent to develop a hybrid genre of rock with strong electronic elements. In such a short space of time, the band, comprised of members Simone and Fabrizio, have managed to develop a unique sound which has generated significant interest.
The first recorded experiment was the EP ‘Love In The 21st Century’ (2011) whose release helped establish the band within the English underground scene and allowed the duo to embark upon a promotional tour across the UK. Following the success of this tour, the band were later led back to their homeland only to be crowned National Champions of the international music contest, Emergenza Festival. The final of this saw the band perform a stunning set at the Taubertal Open Air Festival in Rothenburg, Germany. A number of other gigs and festivals were played in the same year, further establishing this exciting and forward-thinking group.
After a year of intense live activity and stylistic evolution, F.O.O.S. took to the studio in September 2011 to record their debut album ‘Showcase’. Accompanied by a haunting promotional video, a clip taken from lead single ‘The Monster’, the much anticipated album was released on November 13th through TDMC Records. The mentioned single sets much of the tone for the record, highlighting the bands highly developed, self-dubbed, ‘electrock’ sound. As the name suggests, this entails a combination of recognisable heavy rock elements with the potential of electronic music, such as melodic synthesisers and effected vocals. The cross-genre sound of ‘Showcase’ is a huge step forward for this flourishing band and is set to put them firmly on the musical map.