Fuck Buttons

2013-06-27 12:42:08 UTC
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Hung and Power grew up in Worcester. Hung was influenced by Aphex Twin, while Power was a fan of Mogwai. They developed a friendship in 2004 while attending art school in Bristol and began working together, initially to create the soundtrack to a film made by Hung. Immediately after forming, they played live whenever possible, and soon gathered a cult following. The duo use a variety of instruments including Casiotone keyboards and children's toys such as a Fisher-Price karaoke machine. Their name was chosen to sound "playful and abrasive".

Time Out magazine described the band's live sound as "adrenaline pumping, ear purging slab of towering, pristine noise". The duo signed to All Tomorrow's Parties-affiliated ATP Recordings in 2007, and released a limited-edition 7" single named "Bright Tomorrow", which received complimentary reviews from such sources as Drowned in Sound, Pitchfork (who described it as "something like the sun rising over the ocean... then going supernova"), Mojo (it became their No. 1 Mojo Playlist Single for that month) and Stereogum.

Combined with an upsurge in reviews of their live performances at the Supersonic, Truck and Portishead-curated ATP festivals in the second half of 2007, this attention resulted in Fuck Buttons being included in many end of year newspaper, magazine and online articles predicting them as a 'Hot Tip' for 2008. These included New-Noise, who said that "rarely have two men sounded so much like the end of the world" and British newspaper The Observer, which called their sound "a joyous racket of swirling atmospherics and percussive gunfire" in an article highlighting them in a new wave of intelligent, literate British pop music.

They started the year with a tour of slightly larger UK venues, supported by label-mate Alexander Tucker. This was done to build anticipation for their debut album, Street Horrrsing, which was released on 17 March. Produced by John Cummings of Mogwai and mastered by Bob Weston of Shellac, it was promoted through festival appearances (including a slot at the ATP vs Pitchfork festival) and a North American tour with Caribou. The band have also started to receive some airplay from mainstream BBC Radio stations, whose DJs often struggle to think of an alternative moniker to announce in place of the band's full name – it usually gets shortened to "F Buttons".

Early reviews of Street Horrrsing were very positive; it was named Underground Album of the Month by Mojo Magazine, who called it "a 50-minute melange of iridescent synths, psychedelic drone, distorted vocals and tribal rhythm". Pitchfork awarded it with an 8.6 out of 10 rating which placed it in their "best new music" section. Positive reviews also featured in The Times, The Observer, The Wire, NME, Rock Sound, Kerrang!, Uncut, Sydney Morning Herald, and many other music publications and websites. It was also chosen for the shortlist of The Guardian's First Album awards.

In 2009, the band appeared at the Australian All Tomorrow's Parties event. They released their second album, Tarot Sport in October 2009. It has been well received, with Rock Sound giving it an 8 out of 10 rating and hailing its consistency ("the continuity gluing them together confirms a genuine full-length article to brandish at all those gun-jumping ‘The album is dead’ doomsayers"), while Allmusic gave it a 4-star rating, describing it as "an impressive step forward for Fuck Buttons". Discussing it with Exclaim! magazine, the band admitted that "direction is not something we are conscious about because it doesn't fit into our creative process. We just want to keep being content and surprising ourselves".

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Following the announcement of their third album Slow Focus, the English Fuck Buttons duo have cut loose the first track from its densely constructed mesh of abrasions and grooves, in the form of the sinister, penetrative breaks of The Red Wing – an edited version of the track that will appear in full on the album. The full version is also available as a single – either digitally, or on gold 12″ vinyl (limited to 1000 worldwide), out now via ATP Recordings.

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FUCK BUTTONS THE RED WING THE WHIP Artist - Fuck Buttons Album - The Red Wing / The Whip Release Date - 2013 Genre - Ambient, Experimental, Drone-electro, Post-electronic [ AWESOME / SUPER GOOD ] Tracklist 01 - The Red Wing 02 - The Whip -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fuck Buttons - The Red Wing / The Whip -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tarot Sport Artist - Fuck Buttons Album - Tarot Sport ( * * * * * ) Release Date - 2009 Genre - Electronica, Drone-electro, Experimental, Post-rock like Tracklist 1 Surf Solar 10:35 2 Rough Steez 4:44 3 The Lisbon Maru 9:19 4 Olympians 10:55 5 Phantom Limb 4:50 6 Space Mountain 8:45 7 Flight of the Feathered Serpent 9:32 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Street Horrrsing Artist - Fuck Buttons Album - Street Horrrsing Release Date - 2008 Genre - Electronica, Drone-electro, Experimental, Post-rock like Tracklist 1. Sweet Love For Planet Earth 2. Ribs Out 3. Okay, Let's Talk About Magic 4. Race You To My Bedroom / Spirit Rise 5. Bright Tomorrow 6. Colours Move -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fuck Buttons - Street Horrrsing Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- fuck_buttons_-_surf_solar Artist - Fuck Buttons Album - Surf Solar [7"] Release Date - 2009 Genre - Electronica, Drone-electro, Experimental, Post-rock like Tracklist A Surf Solar (7" Edit) B New Crossbow -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fuck Buttons - Surf Solar [7"] Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Recommendations: Murcof ~ Standeck ~ Kashiwa Daisuke ( 柏大輔 ) ~ ZXYZXY ~ E.Allien -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FUCK BUTTON --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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