Fragments of a Microgenius (FOAM) are from Eindhoven, the Netherlands, and make a melodic and noisy blend of Indie / Pop music.
In 2004, Dutch national Music Magazine OOR labelled FOAM as "a playful, artistic, intellectual, genius pop group, hardly taking themselves seriously".
Whatever FOAM does not take too seriously, the dedication to their work is all but serious. After a formative period of some years and the release of a handful of critically acclaimed demos, the band has recorded their first full length studio production A Small Party With No End.
Sometimes tongue in check, at other times with the heart on her tongue, most of A Small Party With No End treats lead singer Iskaa's lost and lasting loves and the pleasures and troubles they bring. She thinks in melodies while the rest of the band gratefully blends her somewhat nervous and slightly dissonant guitar sketches into infectious pop songs. Listening to the album's tracks, you will hear the deeply rooted love of pop music that FOAM's members have. Traces and influences of many diverse and great bands can be discovered in the band's output. Think of sounds you know from New York noise pioneers, the songwriting of Manchester scene indie, the ambiguous mentality of New Wave, the drive of Californian rock, and the impact of all time greats such as The Beach Boys and The Beatles.
Foam are: Iskaa (guitar & lead vocals), Wouter (guitar & backing vocals), HUGO (bass, synths & backing vocals) and Marnix (drums & synths)
released November 3, 2006
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