By my reckoning, this is something like my 23rd post in connection with Fuzz Club Records.
For those of you familiar with this blog, this will come as no surprise. To those fledgling acolytes, I would urge you to seek out that which will make you whole again – just as Fuzz Club did for me, back in 2013.
Fuzz Club Records have become synonymous with what it means to be a champion of, “independent, experimental rock n roll, influenced by psychedelia, shoegaze, noise, garage, blues, folk and experimentation”.
That this, “record label, record store and production company”, can muster 14 prime movers within the current “scene”, over two magickal nights in London tells you all you need to know about their pedigree.
Only 10 more sleeps to go, only 10 more sleeps to go, only 10 more sleeps to go…
My 3rd and final teaser for the historic, mould-breaking Fuzz Club Festival at London Fields Brewhouse on the 13th & 14th of November, featuring THE KVB, CAMERA, THE TELESCOPES, 10,000 RUSSOS, NEW CANDYS, THROW DOWN BONES, THE MYRRORS , LOLA COLT , SONIC JESUS, MUGSTAR, THE CULT OF DOM KELLER, RADAR MEN FROM THE MOON, THE JANITORS, THE ORANGE REVIVAL, DEAD RABBITS, I hereby present the remaining five bands on this most illustrious of billings.
Of this concluding brood of acts, I have been humbled by the sensory overloading delectation, of all in the flesh bar The Orange Revival, whose recent ‘Futurecent‘ LP had me flapping at the prospect of beholding their live performance. ( In fairness to both The Cult Of Dom Keller and Dead Rabbits, my exposure to their delights were all too fleetingly brief at Eindhoven Psych Lab, and will be remedied in London).
MDME SPKR‘s ‘Humanoid’, vinyl is not even in my sweaty little mitts quite yet, but the sense of anticipation on this one goes wwwaaayyy beyond palpable!
The official release date is October 01st, only 4 more sleeps, only 4 more sleeps…
How long have I been waiting for this? Since 13:25 on 11th March 2014, precisely – that’s how long I’ve been waiting for this record, that’s when I first purchased ‘Big Nothing’ and ‘Humanoid // Live’, via the bandcamp platform.
I had been blown away, captivated and ensnared by the incendiary vocals of MDME SPKR aka Laurie Battie aka Lau Betti, when I first heard Lau’s visceral delivery on the Sonic Jesus track ‘Reich‘, some weeks earlier. (An unforgettable live experience, consummated later at Eindhoven Psych Lab 2014).
On experiencing ‘It’s time to hear’ for the first time, the warm embrace of it’s sweeping grandeur and haunting imagery had me gladly and willingly sealing my “Faustian Pact” with Sonic Jesus.