Tuesday, March 20, 2007

O Fracas

Leeds group O Fracas have been knocking about for a few years now, playing a type of post punk that recalls the best of Q and Not U and Les Savy Fav. I first discovered the band on Myspace two years ago and after listening to "What Jim Hears" and "Ones And Zeroes" to death, I brushed the band under the rug, filing them with a million other bands with promising demos and nothing more.

This band is smart, as they've side-stepped the hype machine and are quietly dropping Fits And Starts, an album full of brilliant next level punk nuggets. The guitars crunch over tight bass lines and absolutely bananas drumming, creating an urgent sound that is nowhere near self-important. These guys may never own the establishment, but that's not the point, all they want to do is write some killer tunes so you get your ass out of the seat and move around a bit.

[Myspace] O Fracas
[mp3] "Follow Sue"
[mp3] "Factfinding"


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