It’s been nearly ten years since the Fuck Buttons first started in Bristol. Since then members Benjamin Power and Andrew Hung have released two incredible records, started their own side-projects, including Power’s Blanck Mass and Hung’s anagrammatic Dawn Hunger, and even featured at the Olympics. That history is bound to have an effect on their sound as Fuck Buttons and the lumbering drone of ‘The Red Wing’, lifted from their forthcoming album Slow Focus, out on ATP Recordings, June 24, is a case in point.
Among clattering rhythms and a distant, decaying synth line, that at times sounds like a synthetic trumpet, and the euphoric ambient swell, somewhat reminiscent of Tarot Sport‘s ‘Olympians’, the duo show that the time spent in hibernation was no doubt worth the wait. See their forthcoming tour dates and listen to ‘The Red Wing’ below. **
21st – Best Kept Secret Festival, Hilvarenbeek, NL.
22nd – Body & Soul Festival, Ballinlough Castle, Co Westmeath, IRL
29th – Glastonbury Festival, Worthy Farm, UK
15th – Greenman Festival, Black Mountains, Wales
31st – ArcTangent Festival, Fernhill Farm, Compton Martin, Bristol, UK