Fi and Martin Vass are duo, Galileo’s Fan, who have just released new singe, I Won’t Be Found. A band from Nairn, with a full-bodied Indie-band sound that incorporates subtle electronic themes and textures. Owed to their Highland roots, writers and siblings, Martin and Fi compose melodies that are undoubtedly of the north. Fi spoke with The Fountain about the new track and her favourite gig to date.
TF: You’ve a new single out, what has the reception been like so far?
It’s been really positive so far, touch wood! It’s really interesting to read the reviews. We’ve always found it difficult to describe our sound so it’s great having other people do it for us! We love a big chorus so for more than one reviewer to describe it as ‘anthemic’ is hugely encouraging. We’re really happy.
TF: Can you tell us a bit more about I Won’t Be Found, like what inspired the title?
I Won’t Be Found is the title of the single release and one of our favourite tracks on the album. The irony appealed to us as well. Releasing an album in this day and age feels a bit like setting a message in a bottle afloat.
TF: And how has it been working with GF Records?
Well, GF Records is actually our own label… So very reasonable indeed! Probably the only company that would allow us to keep 100% of our PRS…
TF: Have you any plans to tour, can we have the pleasure of seeing you live soon?
We are doing a few acoustic gigs in Scotland this year, to promote the release. I don’t think we’ll be doing anything with the full band until 2020 now. We both have full-time jobs as well as the part-time music so our focus has been on getting the album out.
TF: What has been your favourite gig to date?
I think Stonehaven Town Hall (near Aberdeen) was our favourite. I think the energy was just right. The rapport with the audience was good and it felt relaxed so we could really settle into the performance. There are some gigs where the nerves can’t be shaken off at all but the ones when you manage are always the best!