1. avatar jonesy
    [size=100]The Strange Victory + Black Box Christmas Party with special guests[/size][size=200][/size]

    [size=200]FUCK BUTTONS[/size]

    + DJ's Jeff Doherty + Stuart Watson + full support tba shortly

    TICKETS £10 AVAILABLE FROM [url=http://www.blackboxbelfast.com/event.aspx?e=612]WWW.BLACKBOXBELFAST.COM[/url]

    Immediately after forming, Fuck Buttons started to play live whenever possible, soon amassing a dedicated cult following throughout the UK. Time Out magazine described the band's live sound as "adrenaline pumping, ear purging slab of towering, pristine noise…" The duo signed to All Tomorrow's Parties-affiliated ATP Recordings in 2007, and released a limited-edition 7" single named "Bright Tomorrow", which received complimentary reviews from such sources as Drowned in Sound, Pitchfork Media (who described it as "something like the sun rising over the ocean... then going supernova"), Mojo (it became their #1 Mojo Playlist Single for that month).

    Combined with an upsurge in reviews of their live performances at the Supersonic, Truck and Portishead-curated ATP festivals in the second half of 2007, this attention resulted in Fuck Buttons being included in many end of year newspaper, magazine and online articles predicting them as a 'Hot Tip' for 2008. These included New-Noise, who said that "rarely have two men sounded so much like the end of the world" and British newspaper The Observer, which called their sound "A joyous racket of swirling atmospherics and percussive gunfire" in an article highlighting them in a new wave of intelligent, literate British pop music.

    They started the year with a tour of slightly larger UK venues, supported by label-mate Alexander Tucker. This was done to build anticipation for their debut album, Street Horrrsing, which was released on March 17. Recorded by John Cummings of Mogwai and mastered by Bob Weston of Shellac, it was promoted through festival appearances (including a slot at this May's ATP vs Pitchfork festival) and a North American tour with Caribou. The band have also started to receive some airplay from mainstream BBC Radio stations, whose DJs often struggle to think of an alternative moniker to announce in place of the band's full name.

    Early reviews of Street Horrrsing were very positive; it was named Underground Album of the Month by Mojo Magazine, who called it "A 50 minute melange of iridescent synths, psychedelic drone, distorted vocals and tribal rhythm." Pitchfork Media awarded it with an 8.6 out of 10 rating and honored it by placing it in with their "best new music" section. Positive reviews also featured in The Times, The Observer, The Wire, NME, Rock Sound, Kerrang!, Uncut, Mojo, The Sydney Morning Herald, and many other music publications and websites. It was also chosen for the shortlist of The Guardian's First Album awards.

    In September 2008 the second single from Street Horrrsing was released in the form of a 12"/Digital release of "Colours Move" backed by an Andrew Weatherall remix of "Sweet Love For Planet Earth". The single was launched at London's Rough Trade East where both Fuck Buttons and Weatherall performed on Monday 1 September.

    In September and October 2008 they supported Mogwai on tours of the UK, USA and Canada. A limited split EP was sold during this tour, containing a Mogwai remix of "Colours Move" and Fuck Buttons' cover of Mogwai Fear Satan.

    In 2009, the band appeared at the Australian All Tomorrow's Parties event, alongside acts such as Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Spiritualized.

    The band have released their second album, Tarot Sport in October 2009. It has been well received with Rock Sound giving it an 8 out of 10 rating and hailing its consistency ""the continuity gluing them together confirms a genuine full-length article to brandish at all those gun-jumping ‘The album is dead’ doomsayers.""
  2. avatar jonesy
    this is selling well! get your tickets now!
  3. avatar Furious Tradesmen
    saw them in london a few weeks ago and didnt know what to expect - totally blown away. brilliant.
  4. avatar Crackity_jones
    Yeah they're phenomenal live - Primavera 2008 was one of the most jaw-droppingly amazing shows I've ever seen.

    Unfortunately, though, I'm going to miss this. NOOOOOO!
  5. avatar boourns
    Thought they were absolute shite in auntie annie's last time, not much better the second time I saw them
  6. avatar Joffy
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  7. avatar Crackity_jones

    That poster is a small piece of genius!
  8. avatar dodgi stereo
    Now featuring extra early set by BEW.
  9. avatar jonesy
    still a few tickets left [url=http://www.blackboxbelfast.com]online[/url]
  10. avatar strangevictorypresents
  11. avatar Sonic Academy
    I have two tickets for this, email grahamginty@hotmail.com - face value or nearest offer.
  12. avatar Crackity_jones
    Any tickets on the door for this? Might be able to go after all.
  13. avatar Crackity_jones
    Any tickets on the door for this? Might be able to go after all.
  14. avatar kickintheteeth
    I have an e-ticket, but I can't make it.

    Anyone want the confirmation details, and pretend to be me to get in...?

    PM me.
  15. avatar Crackity_jones
    Pretty sure this was great, though my memory is a touch hazy. Excellent opening set by BEW too and a good crowd out.
  16. avatar tenrabbits
    Any reviews for this? The Dublin gig was pretty poorly reviewed so I was
    wondering if it was just an off night.
  17. avatar Orzo
    I enjoyed it although I did find myself occasionally drifting off due the nature of the songs. Shame they only did 1 song for their encore.

    I came in at the end of BEW so can't really comment but liked what I did hear.