FUCK BUTTONS REVIEW

Fuck Buttons Review
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FUCK BUTTONS REVIEW



Written by Johny Chhetri
Photos and illustrations by Photos by J_Ymmit on flickr
26 Monday 26th April 2010

 

On April 20, I went on a ‘trip’. I saw stunning scenery, felt the sun rising and put my feet in a river as the calm sea-life gently brushed past them. This was not MDMA or LSD or whatever. This was Fuck Buttons.
 
As soon as Andrew Hung and Benjamin Power dealt out some serious noise in the form of Surf Solar I could feel the floor and my throat vibrate and instantly regretted not bringing ear plugs. A Gameboy Original was brought on for Rough Steez which brought back a lot of childhood memories and made the floor vomit out bass.
 
 
Fuck Buttons appeared to be completely in their own zone. Working together in perfect unison, they showed no signs of nervousness whilst operating on what seemed to be a banquet of synths and toys (we’re talking Fisher Price here).
 
As with the music, the atmosphere was immense too. The shadowy environment was the perfect accompaniment to Fuck Buttons’ set with the strobes kicking in at just the right times, especially during heart-warming renditions of Olympians and Bright Tomorrow. I wasn’t too sure about the presence of the disco ball though.

This set was also an eye-opener as audience members got to see how certain tracks were played out live. Seeing Benjamin Power place the Fisher Price microphone into his mouth to create the eerie vocals you hear on Bright Tomorrow and screaming into it made perfect sense. Revellers were treated with an encore that was akin to a soothing comedown through the experimental lovefest that is Sweet Love For Planet Earth.
 
The atmosphere, plus the perfect musicianship, along with memories evoked by the Gameboy made my first Fuck Buttons gig a night to remember (and also the reason why my ears were ringing for the next two days).

 

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Comments

  • Guest: DaveHewettJnr
    Sun 02 - May - 2010, 17:00
    Mate, no offense, but this isn't really classed as a review. It's more of a story telling. Take it as constructive criticism, but you're not really giving an opinion. A review should say the good and the bad, you're just writing what you saw, and telling the audience how much you loved it. I only read this because I was at the gig and wanted to see what reviewers said about it, but came across this. I can't imagine how you got a job working for Dont Panic.

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