Cfit began in bedrooms and homemade studios, as what was originally a side project for Noel Duplaa, gradually evolved into a lush and ornate collection of woozy, bruised, melancholy anthems. Playing their first gig at Electric Picnic 2010 as a three-piece, Cfit expanded to a five-piece just in time to play Hard Working Class Heroes 2010, where they were received extremely well. Soon after, they released their debut single "Don't Sweat the Small Shit", which received worldwide reviews:
"Some songs just leave you speechless because of their sheer beauty. Sometimes it’s because of the lyrics, sometimes it’s the music. It’s in those rare cases where insightful/heartfelt lyrics meet exquisite musicianship that something beautiful is born. Don’t Sweat the Small Shit ... is one such piece of music"
Now expanded to a seven-piece to fully capture their expansive recorded sound, Cfit launched their debut album "Triage" to a sold out Crawdaddy on April 1st, and have since garnered much praise for their efforts.
"There is nothing more refreshing than coming across a band who can manage to be eclectic within the one album. Cfit can go from mellow to menacing and back again, tip-toeing the line between messy and skilful."
"‘Triage’ ... is the best thing I’ve heard from an Irish band in a long time.... In the battle for best song the epic ‘Plausible Deniability’ is just ousted by ‘Dig Up’ [which is] one of the most beautiful pieces of music this country has produced for years. Awkwardly anthemic and deserving of a heaving blogosphere worth of plaudits it only suffers by being about a minute or so too short."
Having been listed on several best of year roundups, Cfit closed 2011 playing the Whelan's One's to Watch for 2012 festival, and were selected by state.ie as one of their Faces of 2012. They are currently recording the followup to their debut album.
To download "Triage", please go to http://cfit.bandcamp.com
(photos by www.hazelcoonagh.com)