Tracks of 2013 — #16 Fuck Buttons

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Tucked away on my Facebook somewhere is a quote from my late mother attempting to pin-point my taste in music. “You like that heavy dum-dum-dum stuff don’t you?”. I never did fathom what this was, although I suspect she would call Fuck Buttons one or two things along those lines. While not mentioning the first word, of course, I can see her now just raising her eyebrows and looking around for something else to read.

In wandering around the interwebs looking for songs I may have missed or mislaid in the mind (‘forgotten’ seems so formal) I stumbled across ‘The Red Wing’ entirely by accident. As I may have said once or twice before this month, my finger is rarely on the pulse, so that the release of ‘Slow Focus’ as their new album passed me by completely. Whoops. What I’ve heard through perfectly legal means reminded me of the one and only time I’ve watched Fuck Buttons live, and that took me a week to get over. The fearless force remains unbound; considering how this might sound live scares me a little.

‘The Red Wing’ has two main elements squashed together in belligerent harmony. Grimy melody below, suffering the carpet burns but enjoying the mirrored ceiling, alien peeps and whistles firmly on top. What happens around them is guitars in panic, beats in flux, and just as the climax appears to have arrived…there’s a slow release to an almost apologetic end. Text and sub-text fully in working order. I’m glad to have accidentally stumbled upon this, slightly apologetic about not noticing it at the time. Such happy events are to be expected when reviewing the year, I suppose.

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