Fonda 500 Coming soon to a town near you! Fonda 500 are touring to celebrate the…
29 May LONDON 333 Mother
30 May NORWICH The Talk
31 May OXFORD The Jericho Tavern
6 June LEEDS The Cardigan Arms
7 June LIVERPOOL Korova
21 June LONDON Notting Hill Arts Centre
12 July WAKEFIELD venue tbc
Come on down! And, keep an eye on the MySpace machine as we may be adding a couple to this list….
MARVEL at Simon’s panda-hatted casio skills!
GASP at Broten’s slick guitar fingers!
BE AMAZED by the eighth-dimensional clockwork drumming of Mr Ian Appleyard!
SWOON before the power of Jonee Kemp’s MesaBoogie!
ADMIRE Bod’s voluminous petticoats, leg-woven by a team of specially commissioned spiders in Berlin…
If that ain’t enough to get you off yer bums, here are some reviews:
SANDMAN MAGAZINE: ‘For this album the band have stripped away those clouds and left pure sunshine indie-pop. Jenny #1 has you pining for a Top of the Pops comeback just so Simon can sing “When I think of you, I always think of you surrounded by the bumble bees” before you jump around in your living room as the ong breaks down around you…In short, Fonda 500 I love stereo because bands like you make, and it lets me play, albums like this.
STRUMMER MAGAZINE: Pure Nu Pop genius
RAVE MAGAZINE Fonda 500 come from the type of fuzzy, analogue synth-obssessed, skewed-pop indie subculture that produces bands like Sekiden and Grandaddy – Fonda 500’s inventive pop glee is very reminiscent of early SFA…Stone’s vocal harmonics sound like a perfect combination of Gruff Rhys and Elbow’s Guy Garvey…There’s really something for everyone here, and enough ideas over 14 tracks to fill three albums.
PBS 106.7 FM True to form Fonda 500 are once again unapologetically irreverent, this time gifting us with a true timeless classic, full of wonderment, love and audacious twists and turns brimming with Northern swagger. Refreshingly free from gimmicks and trends, ‘Je M’appelle Stereo’ will both electrify the body and warm the soul.
WEHEARTMUSIC.VOX.COM: It’s a fantastic mixture of synthesised and real instruments. It slightly reminds me of the Super Furry Animals, but less kooky. The vocals contain a strong but subtle lead with well placed harmonies compared to most of the indie/pop/rock bands that come out these days, it is obvious that Fonda 500 have a wealth of experience behind them in the field of musicology…Now, I must go and track down some of their other stuff.
FONDA 500 – LIVE
THE GUARDIAN – Irreverence, musicianship, and simple sunny numbers that shine brighter when listening to the album in a state of post gig euphoria … A beguiling cats cradle. Fonda 500 perform with aplomb, and make their audience grin from the first off key note to the last!
NME – FONDA 500 are so wrong they are brilliantly right…The Fondas can afford to take the piss, safe in the knowledge that songs will dazzle us no matter how hard they try to screw them up! Their contempt for convention is a breath of fresh air in these callow times. They have clearly got talent to burn – and burn it they most certainly will!
LONDON STANDARD – If you like your music weird and wistful Fonda 500 will toot your horn!
CARELESS TALK COSTS LIVES (Everett True) – When I am king, Fonda 500 will be headlining. Every night. At Wembley stadium. In fact I will ban all music that is not Fonda 500.
TIME OUT – Fonda 500 rule over a kingdom of guitary toy-krautrock nonesense, gleefully unaware of hype, trends and scenesters everywhere…Simon Fonda is the ultimate unlikely frontman, but when he and his scatterbrain crew take the stage, donning hats with ears, singing about Computer Freaks of the Galaxy, and bashing hell out of a vintage Casio, there’s a sense of home: albeit possibly a mental one. They’re just ordinary people doing spectacular things.
Fonda 500 – Je m’appelle Stereo