HARDWORKING acoustic indie rockers Fearne have a packed summer ahead with a bumper crop of festivals and shows. The thoughtful Bournemouth trio are a firm fixture around the south and the last five years has seen them establish a solid reputation.

Their live cover version of the track Man Of Constant Sorrow is our Daily Echo and O2 Academy Unsigned track of the week and can be heard below.

 Best known as an indie band, the track signposts a future change in musical direction for Fearne.

“If we get the rights to use the song, then we’ll use it on a forthcoming album. We recorded it at the music store Music Is Life in Southbourne. It was a rushed project that turned out well. It’s good to capture the sound of the band raw and live and not too over-produced,” says Fearne’s Nick Bryson.

With two albums under their belt already, plans are afoot for a third album next year.

Nick added: “We’ve come full circle as we started off as quite a soft folk band and then pushed into indie. Now we’ve come back to writing songs again, rather than writing songs that we thought we should write.

“We spent a long time trying to sound like other people. We’re writing what we want to write and we hope that comes across well when we start gigging the new material.”

The band continues to evolve and you can see them in action at the charity festival Henfest at Deans Court in Wimborne tomorrow. Fearne are also set to appear at this year’s Party In the Park Festival in Poole and the Purbeck Folk festival next month.

Be sure to keep an ear out for Alex Nick and Adam this summer.

For more information please visit fearnemusic.co.uk and henfest.org.uk