credit: Elmer Ferro
GO FEVER is an Austin/LA band fronted by Australian songwriter Acey Monaro.
Since 2017, the band has racked up nearly every local accolade- Austin-American Statesman Artist of the Month, regular airplay and dozens of features on tastemaker station KUTX- and won over fans on numerous national tours.
In June 2020, they recorded 9 songs at White Denim’s Radio Milk Studios with in-house engineer Jim Vollentine. The result - Velvet Fist - is a blistering affair, channeling the band's penchant for concise, witty pop songs into some new sonic textures.
The lead track ‘NYE15’ finds the band rocking more than ever, while the single ‘Armagosa’, co-written by James Petralli, shares more than a hint of Petralli's White Denim melodic jam sensibilities. Monaro's songwriting and singing are also in top form as witnessed on her forceful, pliable performance on second single ‘Long Run’:
Please don’t idolise these friends who live fast and die old
Romanticising sad dead men and if I may be so bold
They won’t contribute a great thing to the canon of rock and roll
That they’re so devoted to.
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