Will Saunders has been in the New Zealand music scene for a while, playing in Auckland psychedelic rock outift The Quick and The Dead (as well as London trio Siren), and has been releasing material as a solo artist for the past 2 years.
His latest effort, Curious Maladies, is released under Will Saunders and the Lowest Fidelity, but donít let the name fool you; thereís no band here, itís just Will, a couple of guitars and a microphone.
Willís sound is raw folk, acoustic guitar overlaid with lashings of electric guitar, and slightly distorted vocals. Where many folk albums leave the listener feeling like theyíve heard it all after a couple of tracks, Curious Maladies sounded fresh the whole way through and never seemed to lag.
This young songwriter clearly knows how to write tunes that strike a chord with the listener, and thereís a refreshing honesty and realism to his music.
At times ethereal and often melancholy, these 13 tracks are a great introduction to the music of Will Saunders and will have you looking for more from him as soon as you've finished listening to them.
Formerly of London 3-piece Siren and Auckland 3-piece band The Quick and the Dead, Will is now performing solo as Will Saunders & The Lowest Fidelity