STOURBRIDGE band Fans of Faye have been showing their softer side for a Base Sessions special about their debut album.

The album, called Designed To Be, came out in November and Fans of Faye are looking forward to a busy 2013 promoting the long-awaited release.

FoF frontman Zachary Hart and guitarist Ian Grant met up with reporter Martyn Smith for a chat about how they created the songs and sounds for the Gavin Monoghan produced album.

Zac and Ian lift the lid for the Base Sessions on their influences and how they refined their style to create a sound which aims to appeal to an audience of all ages.

The pair also brought their acoustic guitars to show that, when the music is stripped down to the bare bones, solid songwriting is at the heart of the Fans of Faye evolution.

The Base Sessions is recorded and produced at Base Studios, Stourbridge.