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Discover The Undiscovered: Fletcher

By Staff on March 12, 2013


Discover The Undiscovered: Fletcher


The third installment of this year's "Discover the Undiscovered" series is here, featuring the contagious alt-rock Chicago trio, Fletcher, who has a self-described sound of "new-age British Rock with quirky melodies and brain-tingling music."


The band—comprised of English brothers, Oscar (vocals/guitar) and Harvey (bass) Baker, and Chicago-born drummer, Tom Fry—are gearing up for the release of sophomore EP, Open Arms, available April 9. Get to know the trio below, via our quick chat and the promising EP's feel-good, dancy title track. 



FILTER: Who are your main influences?

Fletcher: The Band, Arctic Monkeys, The Kooks, The Strokes, Explosions in the Sky, early Black Keys.


FILTER: How did you meet?

Fletcher: Tom and Oscar met in eighth grade and Harvey is Oscar's younger brother.

FILTER: What is your biggest achievement as a band to date?

Fletcher: Playing a sold-out show at Lincoln Hall (we sold 250 tix as the opener), and being invited on to JBTV. Also, we have a live radio interview on WXRT this week.


FILTER: Where did the band name originate?

Fletcher: Harvey was talking to a friend about the book Great Expectations, misheard Finches of the Grove and thought he heard Fletcher of the Grove, then came up with the name Fletcher.


FILTER: Favorite Bands?

Fletcher: Arctic Monkeys, Portugal. The Man, LCD Soundsystem, Led Zeppelin, Mars Volta, Portico Quartet, The Grateful Dead, A Tribe Called Quest.


FILTER: Plans to Tour?

Fletcher: We are looking at a tour of Colorado and Pennsylvania. Hoping to tour everywhere soon.


FILTER: Plans for next release?

Fletcher: Open Arms, EP, is being released on April 9. The title-single was released on February 12.


Fletcher live shows:


15 - Chicago, IL - Elbo Room


05 - Chicago, IL - Subterranean


25 - St. Charles, IL - River Rockhouse


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