Fred’s House are an up and coming folk band from Cambridge, who have worked their way up to major festival slots and national airplay through the kind of graft that has come to symbolise a band serious about their music and where it can take them. Therefore, you may be forgiven for believing that the music they produce is much more solemn than the reality; Fred’s House’s particular brand of folk music is full of the kind of hooks and choruses that wouldn’t seem out of place within a pop song. Fine Life is an indicator of a band at its happiest and most fluent: described by themselves as an “ode to the devil-may-care lifestyle of being skint but enjoying it nonetheless”. The track fizzles, and each individual member seems to feed off another. With the BBC and in particular 6Music taking an interest in the band, it’s clear that with the passion they dedicate to their music and with similar pop-folk like this Fred’s House could be breaking into the mainstream very soon.