Working off the back of their last single ‘Digress/A Palaver’, produced by Joe Foster (The Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine and Primal Scream), London-based Fur Cough are back with their new four track EP.
Opening E.P. 2 is the noisy, reverberant wall of guitar tune ‘Humdrum Mimes’. Through the huge hitting verses and choruses are bright, melodious moments that soften the tune before bursting back into the layered slugging of brothers Aaron and Hayden Brown on guitar & vocals, the thrashing of Lucy Kaewprasert on drums and Lydia keeping the back-line in shape on bass.
‘The More You Do It, The More You Do It’ carries on what ‘Humdrum Mimes’ offered: big guitars, nice breaks and catchy vocal melodies, with soft wandering bass lines, offering a filthy minute’s worth of a chaotic slowing ending. A perfect jump around drawn out close.
‘Only Times’ shows the band’s stripped-back side – less hard-hitting guitars (I promise there is still a lot there mind), with tom-driven drums and single note bass workings covered with slapping clean guitar tones.
A very Pixies sounding track ends the EP; slower, deep-filled with echoing, gloomily distorted guitars, with a hint of Kim Deal’s backing vocals. This for me is the finest track on the EP – built up well, with the bass accenting the drums through the verse, with a more raw and live edgy feel to it.
Having already received airplay from BBC London Introducing with their track ‘Only Times’, Fur Cough are sure to be one you will be hearing more from.
E.P. 2 by Fur Cough will be released 23 September.