Hailing from Thurrock, Essex and formed in 2015, up-and-coming easycore outfit Fortify comprise of vocalist Anna Louise, Kieran McLoughlin-Spink and Charlie Fallows on guitar, Billy Byford handling the bass, and Jamie “JD” Smith hammering away on the drums.
The tuneful rock crew honed their craft by playing a slew of shows around the greater London area. Supports with everyone from Chapter And Verse and Create To Inspire to TheCityIsOurs have helped to solidify the band’s engaging sound.
The five-piece are now ready to announce their arrival with their alluring new EP ‘Valhalla’. With five slabs of engrossing easycore, the EP kicks off with the hugely anthemic ‘What About Us’, swiftly followed by the captivatingly flowing alt-rock groove of Survivors.
Next up, ‘Rumours’ picks up the pace and delivers a beast of a refrain aided by Smith’s stout drumming and Billy Byford’s chunky bass work. The EP doesn’t let up as ‘Emergency Exit’ hits you with its killer hook and stomping riffery, served up by McLoughlin-Spink and Fallows’s layered guitar work. The quintet bring proceedings to a close with the buoyant energy and vigor of ‘Strangers’.
The lively combo will be playing a series of shows throughout the rest of this summer and into the autumn; hit up their social sites for updates.
‘VALHALLA’, THE NEW EP FROM FORTIFY, WILL BE RELEASED ON OCTOBER 27.