Tag Archives: Fruit Tones

FUZZKILL presents Shredd (single launch), Fruit Tones (EP launch), Breakfast MUFF, Savage Mansion at The Old Hairdressers, 8/4/17

Savage Mansion break into a dreamy and familiar seeming song, reeking of various decades past but brought up to speed with their lively, contemporary approach; consistent but ever-changing, familiar but novel. This dichotomy between new and old is mirrored by nothing better than the facial hair from … Continue Reading ››

FREAKENDER at The Old Hairdresser’s, 17/9/16

By the time I make it to The Old Hairdresser’s, even the designated gig photographer is crowdsurfing with a gleeful abandon – digital SLR in one hand, a bottle of Buckie dregs in the other. And it’s barely gone 8 o’clock. The raw power of London’s Thee MVPs has forged the audience into a single clammy mass, … Continue Reading ››

Abjects / Fruit Tones / Halfrican – Summer Slummin’ [FUZZKILL]

On Summer Slummin’, FUZZKILL Records bring together three of the UK’s finest garage rock misfits to soundtrack what remains of your sweaty solstice. London trio Abjects link up with longtime label faves Fruit Tones (Manchester) and local boys Halfrican (Glasgow), with each band shouldering two tunes apiece. Nobody’s beating about the bush – average song length on this … Continue Reading ››

Fuzzkill <3 U – Valentine’s All Dayer featuring Peace and Love Barbershop Muhammad Ali, Breakfast MUFF, Fruit Tones, Halfrican, Sweaty Palms at Sleazy’s, 13/2/16

The first volume of Under The Covers was one of my favourite releases of last year, a trope of bands recorded their takes on, some classic and some relatively unheard, love songs for Fuzzkill Records Valentine’s Day compilation, so it was with great anticipation that I turned up the launch of the second edition of … Continue Reading ››

Label Focus: Fuzzkill Records

Label Focus is a new feature on Rave Child where we plan to run regular articles highlighting those hard working folk that put out some of the best music in Scotland. For the first edition we didn’t look further than fuzzy lo-fi fans Fuzzkill Records, who have had us hooked since their first release less than … Continue Reading ››

Deathcats & Fruit Tones – Thplit Tape [Fuzzkill]

This latest release from Fuzzkill Records is an extremely rewarding listen. It's a split tape with many layers: carving an obscure niche somewhere between 1950s dancehall rock n' roll and the laid-back surf pop of 1960s California. Both artists have recorded high-energy performances rooted in these early genres, that only occasionally allow for more recent influences to … Continue Reading ››