Leeds quartet Furr have announced the release of their debut single ‘Think Sharp Kid’. With angsty riffs and lo-fi bass, pulsing grooves and piercing vocals, ‘Think Sharp Kid’ is an electrifying rock brawler with a fierce bite and a contagious chorus.
Unafraid to wear their influences on their sleeves Furr have a contemporary edge coated in the finest of the alternative 90’s. While their sound is rooted in their love for the likes of QOTSA, Death From Above 1979, Dinosaur Pile Up, The Vines, Alice In Chains, Black Sabbath, Deftones, God Damn, Weezer and Run the Jewels, they bring a youthful twist and an insouciant groove to proceedings.
Room-mates at Leeds University, Jack Byrne (vocals/guitar) and Sam Jackson (guitar/vocals) first met studying music production and soon formed a band with Guy Read (bass) and John Roberts (drums). Originally named Humans As Ornaments the band started recording early demos, working on a quid pro quo basis with the studio owner they had worked with on other projects, self-producing and mixing each track until they had their first collection of songs ready.
Pressing 200 CDs, the entire batch sold out in less than a month through various independent music shops in and around the Leeds vicinity and a sold out launch event. Ignoring calls for a re-press, the band invested the money they had made straight back into going on the road and playing across the north of England, cementing their fast-growing reputation as a raucous live entity.
Having created a solid fan base around their hometown, the band soon had labels and publishers taking notice and played their first London shows in December 2014. A few months later they started work on their debut EP, collaborating with notorious producers Boe Weaver at the infamous Studio Humbug.
And now, with a brand new name and fire in their eyes, Furr are ready to unleash the first fruits of their labours. ‘Think Sharp Kid’ is a riotous calling card that is a mere taste of the ferocious power they possess live. 2016 is about to get loud!