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Fur Cough – Fur Cough

debut E.P. by:
Fur Cough
Version:
MP3
Price:
£3.96

Reviewed by:
Rating:
3
On November 6, 2014
Last modified:August 23, 2015

Summary:

Elements of Nirvana with a bit of Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Stone Roses and Coldplay thrown in for good measure. A good first offering, although all the songs sounded very similar. There's potential there and I’d be interested to see them live and hear what else they have to offer. I love the name Fur Cough, great name for a band!

London Alternative Rock four piece Fur Cough released their self-titled debut EP, Fur Cough, via Baby Baboon Records on 29th October 2014. Formed in April 2013 by brothers Aaron and Hayd Brown and joined by Karen Jones on drums and Debbie Ahakpo on bass. The brothers share lead vocals and song writing and Fur Cough site their influences as including, amongst others, At The Drive-In, PJ Harvey, The Jesus Lizard and Lhasa de Sela.

Now it’s fair to say I am not familiar with any of their influences but on listening to the E.P. I was reminded of Nirvana, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers and a couple maybe less obvious in The Stone Roses and Coldplay. Bye My Myopia and Peril Soaked Peony both with a Nirvana vibe from the ‘Nevermind’ era with the former reminding me of Lithium. In Sips to Sips I picked up a bit of a Manchester sound, I’m thinking Sally Cinnamon by The Stone Roses and the last track Lost in Reply started very By the Way by The Red Hot Chilli Peppers then merged into something more like Coldplay’s Yellow.

The four songs are good but there wasn’t any particular one that stood out for me. There’s potential there and I’d be interested to see them live, hear what else they have to offer and how they progress. If they can come up with something a bit more varied then they may well grow on me and I love the name Fur Cough, the name alone gets a star!

Highlight track – it was tough to pull one out, as they were all similar, but I’m going for Bye My Myopia.

Fur Cough Cover
Fur Cough Self Titled E.P.

Track List:

1. Bye My Myopia
2. Lost In Rely
3. Peril Soaked Penny
4. Sip To Sips

Band Members:

Aaron Brown – Guitar/Vocals
Hayd Brown – Guitar/Vocals
Debbie Ahakpo – Bass/Backing Vocals
Karen Jones – Drums/Backing Vocals

 

Links:

Facebook Personal Page: https://www.facebook.com/furcough

Facebook Like page: https://www.facebook.com/furcoughmusic

Twitter: https://twitter.com/furcoughmusic

E.P. link soundcloud: – https://soundcloud.com/furcough/sets/e-p/s-hEXUh

Songkick: http://www.songkick.com/artists/5804319

Bands in Town: http://www.bandsintown.com/FurCough?came_from=203

Elements of Nirvana with a bit of Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Stone Roses and Coldplay thrown in for good measure. A good first offering, although all the songs sounded very similar. There's potential there and I’d be interested to see them live and hear what else they have to offer. I love the name Fur Cough, great name for a band!

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!
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