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The Furbelows

Rank #395 UK London, UK Alternative / Blues / Rock

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Bio: The Furbelows are a south London band formed in 2007. Influences include booze, bullying and a classical education. The songs tend to revolve around disease, apocalypse, drugs, hedonism, Nazis and transvestism. Lead singer Alex doesn't actually appear on stage in drag as much as he used to though... See Full Bio

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Twitter_icon_for_status: Finally got round to posting the last five songs we recorded at Clayton's house. You'll find them via the Reverb... http://t.co/iqBNYaSKPl

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  • 2011

    May 12


    Brighton, UK | 1:00pm

    Brighton, UK
    Thu May 12, 2011 1:00pm

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    Recharged Radio returns to Brighton on Thursday 12th May! We've got 19 great acts lined up, so you know you don't want to miss this! And it's FREE ENTRY! The line-up is: Tom Moriarty, 1.00pm - 1.25pm Anna Neale, 1.35pm - 2.00pm Jake Morley, 2.10pm - 2.35pm Brothers & Bones, 2.45pm - 3.10pm Black Circles, 3.20pm - 3.45pm Model Society, 3.55pm - 4.20pm The Awe Kids, 4.30pm - 4.55pm missdavinalee, 5.05pm - 5.30pm The Dash, 5.40pm - 6.05pm Three Minute Tease w/ Anton Barbeau, 6.15pm - 6.40pm The Little Philistines, 6.50pm - 7.15pm Look, Stranger!, 7.25pm - 7.50pm The Corner Laughers, 8.00pm - 8.25pm Tom Copson, 8.35pm - 9.00pm The Last Dinosaur, 9.10pm - 9.35pm The Furbelows, 9.55pm - 10.20pm 50Ft Woman, 10.30pm - 10.55pm Beau & The Arrows, 11.05pm - 11.30pm The Scratch, 11.40pm - 12.05pm PS. The whole event will be aired live on www.rechargedradio.com! See you there! The Recharged Krew.

  • 2009

    Nov 20


    London, ENG, UK | 7:30pm

    London, ENG, UK
    Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:30pm

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    There are realms outside time, space and decency, alien kingdoms of which sane men should not know. Dare you enter and confront the full horror of Cirque de Crème Anglaise? Brought to you by The Furbelows, the Cirque is a quarterly extravaganza of raw music, dark humour, cabaret swagger and words worth listening to. We shall hear uncanny tales from ELLIOT MASON, a man whose questing mind ruminates on what it's like having an eye on your knee, recalls the time he bought a stamp and laments the day that Jif was renamed Cif. Joy and sorrow, triumph and tragedy. For added verité he even sings different songs in different voices, some of them human. We shall receive the full onslaught of JARMEAN?, a ragtag band of time-travelling cockney music-hall jazz scamps, powered by ukuleles, horns and an angelic young lady who is one of the loudest drummers I've come across. They claim to inhabit somewhere called Babylondon and their name is a contraction of "Do you know what I mean?". Innit. We shall tremble before the aberrant majesty of FAKE TEAK, the long-awaited physical manifestation of Andrew Wyld's fevered visions, wallowing in dreams of early computers and complex desert-island scenarios. For some years the project has just been Andrew and some imagined fellow band members (see the attached drawing he made of them), but the live version is now at last ready to be unveiled. At the time of writing they have yet to play their first gig, but it looks as if the Cirque will be their second (assuming they aren't arrested after the first). Recharged Radio have been fiercely championing the band—kingpin Jordan Thomas says: "Scarily intelligent, Andrew writes songs using maths...and sounds like David Byrne. Is Byrne therefore mathematically perfect? Fake Teak decides." As you can see, Fake Teak can do strange things to your mind. And at the centre of this eldritch universe, like a spinning blob of dark ectoplasm, a primordial evil that refuses to be displaced by the modern world, we shall find THE FURBELOWS, your hosts for the Cirque. Somehow both raffishly elegant and engagingly shambolic, they will treat you to strange rhythms, tainted observations and some bug-eyed ululations. In between and after these performances, like the music of the spheres, our resident DJ MC FRUITY will be both cranking up his wind-up gramophone and jabbing at his iPod to bring you a wholly unexpected palette of sounds. It's a mere fiver to get in and, as usual, you will be gifted with a free limited edition badge and a constant supply of custard creams to keep your blood sugar up and stop you from fainting.

  • 2009

    Jul 15


    London, UK | 8:00pm

    London, UK
    Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:00pm

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  • 2009

    Jun 24


    London, UK | 7:00pm
    Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:00pm

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    THE DEAD ROADS + KAZZ KUMAR + THE FURBELOWS First on are The Furbelows, a strange garage/blues/folk/cabaret outfit often likened to Nick Cave, The Stooges, The Doors and Talking Heads. Recently nominated for the Exposure Music Awards. Next up, Kazz Kumar, part of desi bhangra/hip-hop collective the Sona Family now launching her own pop-rock band, fresh from Radio One's Big Weekend. Headlining are indie rockers The Dead Roads

  • 2009

    May 26


    Kilburn, UK | 7:30pm

    Kilburn, UK
    Tue May 26, 2009 7:30pm

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    A evening of Latin and Balkan sounds, leading up to the operatic circus rock of CatrilloZ and the theatrical garage foppery of The Furbelows

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