Leeds quartet FURR have revealed the video for their debut single ‘Think Sharp Kid’. Premiered on Upset magazine, the video sees the band rocking out amidst a neon glow stick haze with a performance that perfectly complements the angsty riffs, pulsing grooves and contagious chorus of ‘Think Sharp Kid’.
“We had a lot of fun making this video, with a very (g)low budget we had to think outside the box a bit and we are really happy with the overall visual effect,” explain the band. “It was very much a DIY affair, and it took way longer than we expected to hang 150 glow sticks from the ceiling. We also had to hang black sheets over our rehearsal room to cover the bright pink walls! “It was worth it though, and we’re stoked with the final video and super excited to share it with everyone!”
Drawing influence from the likes of QOTSA, Death From Above 1979, Dinosaur Pile Up, The Vines, Alice In Chains, Black Sabbath, Deftones, God Damn, Weezer and Run the Jewels, Furr bring a youthful, contemporary edge to 90’s alternative rock creating an electrifying and infectiously catchy sound.
To coincide with the release of their debut single, the band recently played on home turf at the Brudenell Social Club supporting Scottish pop rockers Vukovi and rock‘n’roll outfit Fizzy Blood. ‘Think Sharp Kid’ has also been added to the Radio X evening playlist and has been played by Huw Stephens on his Radio 1 show.
Room-mates at Leeds University, Jack Byrne (vocals/guitar) and Sam Jackson (guitar/vocals) first met studying music production and soon formed a band with Guy Read (bass) and John Roberts (drums). Originally named Humans As Ornaments the band started recording early demos, working on a quid pro quo basis with the studio owner they had worked with on other projects, self-producing and mixing each track until they had their first collection of songs ready.
Pressing 200 CDs, the entire batch sold out in less than a month through various independent music shops in and around the Leeds vicinity and a sold out launch event. Ignoring calls for a re-press, the band invested the money they had made straight back into going on the road and playing across the north of England, cementing their fast-growing reputation as a raucous live entity.
Having created a solid fan base around their hometown, the band soon had labels and publishers taking notice and played their first London shows in December 2014. A few months later they started work on their debut EP, collaborating with notorious producers Boe Weaver at the infamous Studio Humbug.
With a brand new name and fire in their eyes, FURR are ready to unleash the first fruits of their labours. ‘Think Sharp Kid’ is a riotous calling card that is a mere taste of the ferocious power they possess live. 2016 is about to get loud!