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Alter The Press! Presents: Fences

Influenced by the likes of Morrissey and Johnny Cash, Fences aka Christopher Mansfield smartly takes his life experiences and aesthetically put them into his sensible indie pop sound, as his 2010 self-titled debut showed. Tracks like 'Girls With Accents' and 'My Girl The Horse' are both compelling and alluring.

Having worked with Sara Quin (of Tegan & Sara) as co-producer on the album, Mansfield is now set for brighter things as his realistic and encompassing style is gaining more and more attention.

For Fans Of: Tegan & Sara, City & Colour and An Horse.

Alter The Press: Why should Alter The Press readers check you out?
Fences: You may end up finding your favorite band. If not you can at least buy a tee shirt that will upset people at the grocery store.

ATP: What's the story behind the band?
Fences: The band has been a slow process. It is literally an ongoing art peice that keeps me going everyday. I obsess over every detail and one day it may explode and I'll start a new one.

ATP :Single highlight as a band so far?
Fences: My favorite moments in the band are always good shows. When we get enough speed to get up off the ground and the audience is all given a free flight home and tucked into bed.

ATP: What are your plans for the 12 months?
Fences: We seem to be in the van a lot. So more of that I'm sure. Visit to sign the mailing list. You'll know that way.

'Fences' by Fences is available now.

Fences on MySpace and Twitter.

About STP: Shoot The Player filmmaker Amelia Tovey has co-produced over 100 music films since 2007. Each spontaneous, unplugged, one-take music video takes place in a public location or just somewhere 'offstage'. Inspired by the French project Take Away Shows, Shoot The Player films seek to capture the intimacy and energy of live performance. Shoot The Player is based in Sydney and New York. More Information on Shoot the Player can be found here.

Sean Reid

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