Alex Lato is a man with metaphysical visions. As frontman for The Fuse, his lyrics for new single ‘Black Lion’ takes us on a trip to a biblical Heaven and Hell. A loose metaphor for Alex’s experiences in the music industry, Black Lion is a semi-autobiographical romp through the highs and lows of life in pursuit of the rock and roll dream, laid over the grit of a grinding riff from guitarist Simon Bowker. This is energetic pop rock indie for the masses, as much Marilyn Manson as The White Stripes: infectious as hell, and totally delicious to boot.
The song tells of a ‘Roman Soldier’ who sells his body to visit Judas Iscariot – described as a ‘whore’ – in Hell. He then goes to Heaven, where he is arrested and imprisoned for the gravity of his sins, revealed during confession. Taking advantage of his good relationship with St Peter, the Roman soldier escapes and returns to Rome. The song has been described as containing lyricism ‘reminiscent of Led Zeppelin’s III period’, and is The Fuse’s best work to date.
Signed by industry A & R legend Russ Regan (Elton John, Barry White) in 2007, London based The Fuse made their first studio album in LA. Tracks from ‘The Rest Is History’ went on to spend a combined total of 32 weeks in the top 3 of Australia’s IAA chart and enjoyed widespread radio play in the UK .
Over the following years The Fuse steadily built their profile, in 2010 supporting UB40 in Holland. The band went on to perform at several major Dutch festivals including Festyland and Breda Barst, and on the back of a big Twitter campaign The Fuse headlined the Richmond World Music Festival. In 2012 they recorded two EP’s in Germany and in 2013 supported rock legends Foreigner for two dates of their European tour. Currently in the studio with Javier Weyler (Sterophonics 2006-12) the latest album by The Fuse will be released in March 2015 – and if ‘Black Lion’ is anything to go by, it’s going to be an anthem fueled instant classic.
Catch The Fuse on one of their upcoming UK Shows, including supports for rockers EofE.
- 06th Nov London – Dublin Castle
- 14th Nov Cheltenham – Subtone (Supporting EofE)
- 15th Nov Birmingham – Temple Room (Supporting EofE)
- 17th Nov London – Borderline (Supporting EofE)
- 20th Nov Salford – The Eagle
- 21st Nov Sheffield – Cremorne