Formed in 2000, founder members Pete Boyd & Tim Clark have quietly been building up a sound we can only describe as epic. A series of demos caught the attention of the UK's Underground scene with the sort of impressive everything-including-the-kitchen-sink attitude we at WFHQ are rather fond of. Forthcoming album [sic] shows their mastery of songwriting and ability to fuse guitars and electronica - nearly every track could in the hands of a band less given to wandering off the beaten track be either purely traditional guitar based or a classic piece of synthpop. The genius of Faetal is they straddle both with an effortless panache. Theres no notion whatsoever of either the rock or electronic element being tacked on. Instead, theres simply seamless electronic indie rock. Think New Order, think Cure, if you're feeling like admitting to a broader taste than most, think Pink Floyd. Think Brett Anderson and Bernard Butler joining Mesh with production by Trent Reznor.
Recently acquiring a bass player, Dave, the band's shows are picking them up a fierce reputation on the live circuit.
[sic] (CD album, 2004)