Review // Fuck Buttons – Slow Focus

slow focusATP Recordings // July 22nd

After soundtracking the Olympics opening ceremony there might have been some pressure on Andrew Hung and Benjamin John Power to deliver. They’ve answered this in the only way they can: by pulverising your brain into mush.

Rougher and more bristling than Tarot Sport songs like ‘The Red Wing’ grow into a chaotic torrent of seething noise.  Each track builds and churns away, with closer ‘Hidden XS’ a magnificently brutal crescendo.

Just seven tracks long, and the first record Fuck Buttons have self-produced, there’s a swagger here and a sense that the duo are in complete control of the writhing sonics they’re creating. This is gold.

Danny Wright