About Furlined

Songwriter Neil Crossley has one of those winning, strong yet gentle Jackie Leven / Richard Hawley baritones that do male vulnerability beautifully. Furlined's other striking sound is Tegan Everett's cello, which intros most of Crossley's dark-honey melodies… A band with distinct aural charms.  Mojo ****

Infectious hooks, rich vocals and lush, swooning cello are the defining features of Furlined, a Bristol-based band formed in 2007 by singer-songwriter Neil Crossley and cellist Tegan Everett, following a chance encounter at an ante-natal clinic. Boasting influences that range from alt country to Edwyn Collins, the band have attracted acclaim in publications such as Clash Magazine, Rock‘n’Reel and Billboard.
“A charming and individual album of rare depth,” said Clash Magazine of the band’s debut album Love Comes In Canisters – co-produced by Nigel Pulsford, former guitarist with Bush.
 
In 2013, Furlined – bolstered by the addition of Graham Dalzell (bass) and Greg White (drums) – released their follow-up album Win A Dream Wedding. The 11-track album features soaring melodies, potent choruses and acutely-observed lyrics, from the heartfelt – “Stay close to me / You’ve got my eyes and my mischief,” sings Crossley about his infant daughter on the ballad 15 Seconds – to the acerbic – “Round here there are pubs covered up with boards / Where grown men dress like toddlers with an obsession for St George”, he observes on the storming opener Sovereign Ring, a song that charts emotive experiences from the Elephant & Castle to Bristol and beyond.
 
Win A Dream Wedding is an assured, stately affair, with lyrics inspired by nostalgic yearnings, drunken rants, tales of boy racers and loves lost and found. Ultimately, its tone is one of optimism in the face of adversity. “If there’s a theme here,” reflects Crossley, “it’s a life-affirming one – of great things emerging from grim places.”

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