Fuck Buttons: Single Review Surf Solar | Buzzin Electronic Music

Fuck Buttons New Single: Surf Solar

Fuck Buttons New Single: Surf Solar

The Fuck Buttons are back with Surf Solar, the first single off their new highly anticipated album Tarot Sport (ATP Recordings), out October 12th.

The synth- noise duo (Andrew Hung and Benjamin John Power) formed  in Bristol in early 2004, after extensive touring developed a large cult following through out the UK, and with the release of their debut album Street Horrrsing, the duo quickly grew to international fame with their own (almost pretty?) take on noise music.

Solar Surf is a powerful but mesmerizing opening track that serves as an excellent teaser to the new album, leaving the listener begging for more. The track demonstrates that the duo are still very much interested in the experimental music making process, letting a pedal loop endlessly and unafraid to let a beat pound on through out the entire track.

However, this said they also bring a number of new elements to the track borrowing from the sound of micro-sample artists such as the Field, relying on a repeating vocal sample, which they then slowly build synthesizer lines around.

With more of a focus on electronic elements in this track, it will be interesting to see if this stylistic decision is something that holds true for the whole album.  When asked about Solar Surf, Hung described the track as “a bridge between ‘Street Horrrsing’ and ‘Tarot Sport’….it has an emotion attached to it that is unique to us: one of anxiety. It’s an urgent track”.

Tarot Sport was recorded at Rotters Golf Club Studio in London with Andrew Weatherall taking care of production and is said to have really pushed the duo to reflect a new-found complexity of sound and a more layered depth to the recording.

As Power says, “I think it sounds a lot thicker than our previous work….our brains kind of went into meltdown”.

Fuck Buttons will be touring through out the UK this September in support of the new record.

SEPTEMBER
17th – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
18th – Sheffield, The Corporation
19th – Oxford, The Cellar
20th – Manchester, Deaf Institute
21st – Nottingham, Bodega
22nd – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
23rd – Newcastle, The Other Room
24th – Glasgow, Stereo
25th – Lancaster, The Storey
26th – Bristol, Colston Hall (as part of Geoff Barrow’s Invada Invasion event)
27th – Brighton, Audio

OCTOBER
27th – London, Heaven

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