Thursday 16 December
Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, LS6 1NY
Doors 8pm, tickets £6 from..
DRAG AND DROP / COPS AND ROBBERS presents...
THE YUMMY FUR formed in Glasgow in 1992 from the same loose network that gave us Country Teasers, Bis, Lungleg, Divorce, 1990s (and, eventually, Franz Ferdinand). Their early ten-song 7?s were the most exciting thing to assault my 15-year old ears in 1995 and among the best records Slampt ever released. Four years after their first record The Yummy Fur released ‘Sexy World’, completing the transition between ‘Middlemass’-era Fall and a ranty Roxy Music for indie discos. After a split in 1998 and a long hiatus they returned in January to play two comeback gigs in London; this is their first Leeds gig since the split.
Plenty of free mp3 downloads exist at www.last.fm/music/The+Yummy+Fur
PLEASE are Keeby, Roland and Michael, or if you prefer "like a grouse being stuffed into the mouth of a wild boar". Their swaggering, feudal rock music got the boozy Spaniards going when they toured over the spring with Beards. Each member extolls his own eccentric body movements and facial expressions as can be seen from the video below. You may recognise one of their faces from Cleckhuddersfax.
TWO MINUTE NOODLES
Moz takes a break from ducking around in Quack Quack, Runners and Chops to play organ-ised pop with a Goose. 2MN make melodic kitchy lounge songs with a crunch via Casio, Hammond organ and frenzied krautrock drumming. Noodles fall somewhere in the Klaus Wunderlich/ Aavikko/ Giorgio Moroder/ Zombie Zombie camp, and the description 'Satan's own lift music' fits them rather well.
DJing from Jonny Strangeways til late.