Currently comprising of Victoria and Valentin, Fear Me December first emerged in their home country of Argentina back in 2012 and were quick to take South America by storm, before eventually garnering attention in the US with their first EP – Who Cares? – in 2014.
Following that, they decided to take the plunge and journey over to Manchester to set up camp anew. After working their way up in the British music scene, they were ready to step up to the next level with the release of their debut full-length album, Between Violence and Silence, and the final result is a very good one.
Give Us Peace commences with a brooding intro before kicking into high gear with what is a blood-pumping opener. Fake It wields a great chorus and this is where we witness Victoria really shine in the vocal department; nothing flashy, just pure, raw harmonies. Afterwards, the catchy lead single When This Is Over dishes out a kinetic rush of adrenaline with a pulsating rhythm and mighty sweet guitar work.
The duo tone it down for Dear Love which is a gratifying slower number that sucks you in with such magnetic, hooking lyrics whilst being accompanied by more slick riffs; following which they switch back to an exciting, fast energy with the likes of Fly Flight Dream, Buried Inside and the title track, before finally closing out with the sentimental and gripping City Lights.
Having listened to this record, it is pretty clear that with a more upfront, no-nonsense approach to both their writing and general sound, Fear Me December stand out from the rest of their more bold and conspicuous peers, and in turn we appreciate them all the more for it.