((Fuck Buttons)) Band Profile and Upcoming New York City Concerts - Oh My Rockness

This is one of the bands everyone wanted to see at this year's SXSW (2008). Fuck Buttons are a U.K. duo that creates electronic noise wonderment mostly out of a couple of keyboards, a laptop, a Fisher Price-like toy tape player with microphone, and a snare. This music drones along ever-so-slowly, before their complicated rhythms climax towards an inevitable explosion of distorted, melodic clatter.

Benjamin John Power and Andrew Hung set up their modest keyboards facing each other and go about working their magic. At times you don't know if you're witnessing the ultimate battle between two foes, or the ultimate exercise in musical teamwork. Either way, it sure is fun to watch as they hop around and pound loudly on their keys. For fans of Mogwai, Glen Branca, Merzbow and Holy Fuck (if nothing else, for the name).
Published March 20, 2008
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