Fanfarlo signed up to a record label, not to be style icons (and this will either embarrass my friend Amos, the drummer or make him beam with pride – come on Amos, surely the latter?) but thanks to a performance on The Late Show With David Letterman last week, I think they're my new favourite-looking band (music's not bad either...)
They've already made waves touring all around the world and have an ace album Reservoir (produced by same guy behind Interpol's album) but I should think performing to the Letterman will open up huge doors. They'll have to be big to fit the rails of clothes designers will be flocking to dress them in, anyway.
You mark my words. Forget Katherine Hepburn, Le Smoking, Annie Hall, Chloe Sevigny, even Alexa 'I'm a tom boy, did you get that?' Chung harping on about her androgynous style in Vogue... I think Cathy Lucas (plays violin, mandolin among other instruments and vocals) pisses all over them. I love the way she dresses. She has a retro jumper collection more impressive than my dress rail at home (and that's saying something) teams really cute, but sometimes ill-fitting shirts with jeans or cords and her cropped hair looks like it's never seen a hair brush. It's thrown-together chic of the most impressive kind and she doesn't even know it. And this, coming from a complete dresses advocate. Check out the link above to see what I mean.
Here's a couple of snaps of the band: Great Escape, 2009
Audio, Brighton, two days before the David Letterman appearance.