Genre: Post punk / Indie / Alternative
From: Norwich, East United Kingdom
Now this is why I started the blog to bring tracks like the outstanding 'Suburban Nietszche Freak' by Norwich's Fuck Dress to the attention of a wider audience. It's one of the best tracks I've heard this year, and one of the few (along with The Lovely Eggs 'I Like Birds But I Like Other Animals Too' and Eux Autres 'When I'm Up') that has been on constant repeat. It's a serious contender for the Devil's top 10 of 2008 and it's only August.
With it's angular guitar, metronomic drums and alienated male and female vocals it harks back to a time when indie actually meant something, a time when indie was a badge of honour for bands who stood outside the mainstream not a day pass to the 'C' list, a time when intelligence and experimentation meant more than a diploma from the Brits School. Add in the annoyingly catchy chorus 'God Is Dead So I Listen To Radiohead' which buries itself in your brain and refuses to leave, and you have a cast iron indie classic.
The video, with it's dancing cardinals, ecclesiastical grunt mags, Benny Hill pastiches and Radiohead video spoofs looks as good as the single sounds, and it reveals how Thom did that singing in water thing without drowning.
'Suburban Nietszche Freak' by Fuck Dress is out now on Norwich's NRONE Records so why are you reading this get over there and part with the cash.
Fuck Dress - Fuck Dress
Label - NRONE Records // NRONE Records Myspace
Suburban Nietszche Freak
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2 Sep 2008, 20:00, Artrocker @ Buffalo Bar, London
7 Sep 2008, 16:00, TSAT @ the World’s End, Camden, London
11 Sep 2008, 20:00, Unity @ Solstice, Peterborough
13 Sep 2008, 20:00, Rocklands @ New Cross Inn, London
18 Sep 2008, 20:30, Big City Redneck Presents @ Buffalo Bar, London
19 Sep 2008, 20:00, McGinty’s, Ipswich
11 Oct 2008, 20:00, The Portland Arms, Cambridge
31 Oct 2008, 20:00, VinCE MumbleS presents @ Montague Arms, New Cross Gate, London,