Saturday, October 09, 2004

Launching The Fucks

Thursday saw the launch of the fabulous Fucks EP at Goldsmiths Student Union in New Cross. The Fucks, for those not exposed to them, are an energetic boy/girl duo (Jemma and George) using guitars and yamaha keyboard pre-sets to head towards the whacky end of the spectrum (think B-52s, the Rezillos). The EP on Angular Records captures their lo-fi Kate Bush-in-a-garage-band sound, even if it doesn't include their cover of Kim Wilde's 'Kids in America' which sent the crowd into delirium at Goldsmiths. Also playing on Thursday were the increasingly confident Violets and The Vichy Government, the only band yet conceived able (or willing) to write a song imagining Oliver Cromwell in Weimar Berlin. Copies of The Fucks EP should be available from Morps Records, in the basement of Moonbow Jakes cafe in New Cross Road, where other South London treasures include the second Angular sampler, Rip off your Labels, with tracks from all of the above.

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