Brussels, December 2015.
In a dark basement of a photographic studio somewhere in Saint-Josse, FITZ ROY lays the first stone of a powerful and melodious rock project. The band is only a guitar-vocal/drum duo then.
A year later, its bedrock takes shape as François Chandelle’s brother joins the formation, laying ambient elements and harmonies on the gestating punk base.
The musical brotherhood is quickly set in concrete. Despite a ten-year gap, they do share the same inspirations and musical interests. Directly, a firm stance is taken : « Our goal is to reawaken 90’s American west coast rock! »
Both of them had lived in the area, successively; François in Seattle and Edouard in Vancouver. The after-effect of a style that shook up and led their youth still remains.
Though the singer's voice tone may lead many to qualify the band as « grunge », FITZ ROY's sonority remains a subtle harmony mixture ; hues of metal here, hints of stoner there. Heavy and straight riffs. Rhythm is lifted up by drum beats bringing us back to good old 90's Seattle.
By the end of 2016, FITZ ROY finally find the bassist and drummer whom they will record and perform with.
In 2017, FITZ ROY release their first single, Animal. The band starts touring around Belgium and closes with a memorable performance in La Rotonde at Le Botanique (Brussels).
2018, the final touch is given to their debut album, Drops, recorded at Jet Studio and mixed at Rec’N Roll by Charles De Schutter.
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