Sheffield’s Faerground Accidents debut A-side single ‘We Hate The Same Things’ c/w ‘Back In Town’ is out this week and is available on digital download and Limited Edition Pink vinyl 7” through Louder than War. Produced by Alan Smyth (Arctic Monkeys, Richard Hawley, Pulp), it clarifies their self styled brand of ‘psychotic pop’ primed by the acerbic camp wit of Bomar Faery a cross dressing lipstick smeared frontperson with a sharp tongue and a fluctuating mood, laced with the fret work of former Artery guitarist Murray Fenton that reminds one of the cramp inducing jangle of The Wedding Present and hoist aloft by a see-sawing rhythm section and keyboards that sound like they have been borrowed from Pulp‘s ‘His N Her’s sessions.
‘We Hate the Same Things’ urgent post punk pop ripples somewhere between the hooky riffs of the Buzzcocks and the witty melodrama that hints at the tragic romanticism of the likes of The Smiths. Perhaps the superior cut comes in the shape of ‘Back In Town’ that conjures up memories of early Pulp colliding with witty vignettes comparable with the bedsit psycho-sexual melodrama of the likes of old Moz himself, witty kiss offs (“I went to the supermarket after every one of those/And I spent my last pennies on a value meal for one”) capturing the futility, fumblings and fragility of affairs of the heart, it’s a rather smart tune indeed..
Earlier this year they recorded a version of Pulp’s Babies for us, to celebrate Bomar’s appearance in the Pulp documentary, ‘Pulp. A Film About Life, Death And Supermarkets’…
“Originally formed in Manchester in the Spring of 2012. Their first demos quickly caught the attention of John Robb who little realising how close to the truth he was, described front person Bomar Faery as ‘borderline psychotic and quite definitely genius’ as 48 hours after the bands’ first press feature, on Robb’s ‘Louder Than War’ webzine, Bomar found himself committed to a Manchester lunatic asylum and the band’s future decidedly uncertain.
On the day of his release, Bomar returned to Sheffield and made an impromptu appearance at the wake of Artery’s Mick Fidler, performing with a hastily arranged backing quartet. Also performing that night was Artery’s Murray Fenton, who having agreed to produce the original line up’s planned EP, was so blown away by the performance, he joined the new Faerground on guitar, as did Loveboat’s Dan Botterill on bass and after very little persuasion, Dodgems drummer Michael Breeze. Original member in Manchester Henrietta Rowlatt, teamed up with the band on keyboards to complete the line-up.”
24th November –Washington, Sheffield – Single Launch with John Robb DJing
26th November – Roadhouse, Manchester – with John Robb DJing
28th November – The Montague Arms, London SE14
13th December – Academy 2, Sheffield supporting Sleaford Mods
20th December – The 12 Bar, London supporting The Membranes
6th March – Buffalo Bar, London