Fuzzy Lights returned in February with their highly anticipated third album ‘Rule of Twelfths’, their first new material since the Mojo Underground Album of the Month ‘Twin Feathers’ in 2010. Since their near-instrumental debut album of 2008, the band have grown organically into a powerful and confident force weaving together elements of pastoral psych-folk and noise-rock. They now sit poised ready to reach a far wider audience with their most fully- realised and direct set of songs to date, hinting at elements of dream-pop.Their new single ‘The Hour’ encapsulates the positive changes in the music of Fuzzy Lights. Violinist/pianist Rachel Watkins takes lead vocals and she also scored the stunning string arrangement played by the Iskra Quartet, also heard on new albums by The xx and Jóhann Jóhansson. Where before the band were comfortable to stretch out, taking their time, with ‘The Hour’ they come straight to the point with a beautiful song, culminating in a scorching fuzz solo from guitarist Xavier Watkins.The parent album ‘Rule of Twelfths’ is a stunningly well realised work from a very special band who, on their third release, have reached that rare point where all influences are absorbed and what emerges is a coherent, unique statement that reflects only themselves.