Influential Glaswegian band The Yummy Fur are currently in the US for the first time and the band played to a sold-out crowd of hipsters and celebs on Friday here in Brooklyn. Featuring Scotland’s Greatest Ever Drummer* Paul Thomson, The Yummy Fur are in San Francisco tonight and Portland on Wednesday. Vic Galloway has more:
The Yummy Fur in the US
It is rather strange to see how many bands have reformed over the last few years. Everyone’s at it. From household name rockers, to indie stars of yester-year, to the cult heroes who barely had any success the first time around!
The Yummy Fur fall into the last camp, to be honest. However, due to the rather more successful careers of ‘post-Fur’ projects such as Franz Ferdinand and 1990’s, and the word spreading online due to indie obsessives the world-over, it seems that there is actually now a living, breathing reason for these guys to reform and do a series of gigs.
They’ve already played Glasgow and London and head to the USA for some massively anticipated gigs in front of people who couldn’t possibly have seen them in the 90’s. The Yummy Fur now count Beth Ditto as a celebrity fan and look to influence a whole new generation of awkward indie-tykes all over again.
They were underated at the time and sadly didn’t receive the respect they deserved. This is a band with a ton of ideas and an imagination gone wild. If you like, jerky, angular, danceable punk-pop with a literate edge, you need to get along to one of the gigs. They share a sound with The Fall, Fire Engines, Minutemen and Gang of Four, so you’re in for a treat.
Also on tour this week: Yummy Fur, Camera Obscura, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Hostage and Roddy Frame. See all dates below.
To further commemorate the anniversary of their demise, the band are releasing ‘Piggy Wings’, a collection of The Yummy Fur highlights assembled by leader John McKeown on Whats Your Rupture. This is the first time these songs have been available in over ten years and the first time ever in America.
The compilation release date is still to be confirmed but you can hear a taster of it here in the form of free download ‘Policeman’ here.
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Scotland on Tour this week
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The Yummy Fur, Brooklyn 2010
The Yummy Fur, Glasgow 1998
* according to the readers of Dear Scotland.
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