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.
1. Bye My Myopia
2. Lost In Rely
3. Peril Soaked Penny
4. Sip To Sips
Aaron Brown – Guitar/Vocals
Hayd Brown – Guitar/Vocals
Debbie Ahakpo – Bass/Backing Vocals
Karen Jones – Drums/Backing Vocals
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