Bands to Watch #216: Real Fur

By on Tuesday, 7th June 2011 at 12:00 pm

Have you ever heard of gigs in laundrettes? Neither did I before having come across this London trio, Real Fur. This band has played in many launderettes before (there was even a Laundrette Tour in May!), as the band wanted to play in places that weren’t traditional. Real Fur have a very likable sound, and I think they play funky / tropical pop. With only one guitar, one bass and one set of drums – played by Leo, Matt and George respectively – they have managed to create sounds that you think you would hear in a tropical rainforest.

Their debut single out this week, ‘Animal’, sounds jungle-like from the very first second of listening, as the rotating tom-toms create not only dynamic but also tropical feeling. Another song by Real Fur, named ‘Birds’ (listen to it below), has a lot of cowbell and amazing guitar riffs. The haunting riffs just catch your attention and make you want to come back for more, the cowbell extremely bouncy and playful, not to mention that the rich bass that adds a lot of depth to the song.


The launderette shows were named ‘Safari Funk Parties’, I suppose I do understand the rationale behind after having heard songs by Real Fur.

Real Fur’s debut single ‘Animal’ is out now via Safari Funk Records. The band play London’s Bull and Gate tonight, Meltdown Festival at South Bank Centre on 10 June and New Empowering Church on 11 June.

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[…] Then we were treated to a quick three song set from trio Real Fur, who have apparently just done a tour in launderettes across the country of all things.  They were actually really, really good, although not what I would have expected to have appeared amongst the others on the night.  They were obviously pretty young, but I was having very inappropriately lusty thoughts about the lead singer who was pretty damn cute.  Watch out for them (check out what’s going to be their first single (and also some pics of them) although I actually prefer ‘Pride’, if you click here you can listen to it.  There’s actually a really good review of them here. […]

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