But can they play?
“Toronto’s evil supergroup” can whip up an earsplitting cacophony, but there are moments of sheer beauty, such as the track Lovely Allen. They play the Mandela Hall, Belfast on April 9th and Whelan’s, Dublin on April 10th. www.myspace.com/holyfuck
The Fuck Buttons:
Bristol boys Andrew Hung and Benjamin John Power started off making music “painful to people’s ears”, which evolved into an amalgam of electronic shrieks and shimmering ambient sounds. They play Whelan’s, Dublin on Feb 29th and Ping Pong, Cork on March 1st. www.myspace.com/fuckbuttons
The Glasgow band (below) recently lost a bass player, but that’s okay; they had two. Good, clean, potty-mouthed fun. www.myspace.com/shitdisco
Dublin DJ Marcus Lambkin tours the world, DJing his brand of fuzzy electronica. www.myspace.com/shitrobot
In 1988, three hairy guys from Massachusetts formed a grindcore band with the purpose of insulting all and sundry. The sound is a cacophony of yells and feedback. www.myspace.com/axcx