Mid December here in the UK – it’s dark at 4pm, its cold and we haven’t even reached the worst the winter can throw at us; not to mention the impending collapse of the Euro, the resulting financial meltdown, and then there’s planned further national strike action – a bright future for sure!
At times like this you needed to be lifted from your depression, to be re-energised, what you need is sunshine, tanned Cali bums, frat house stupidity, beer, sand and get this – a sand boarding Grim Reaper!!
LTW presents FIDLAR…
It’s easy to get frustrated with ‘labels’ so excuse me as I throw some around trying to describe my new favorite band. What about just calling it fucking Rock ‘n’ Roll? Punk? Drunk? I mean, it’s not about drinking – though drinking really helps. Sometimes you need to be lubricated to get the fuel that drives the bratty, playfully druggy, unseeingly tight-but-sloppy punk anthems that define FIDLAR. It’s easier to perpetuate adolescence in a rehearsal space with cases of beer and your best friends than at some day job. The clichÃÂ©s of guitars, sweat and beers – that bring to mind dudes who’ve watched Airheads a few too many times – have modern parallels in bands, garages, D.I.Y. labels, basements and studios too numerous to mention or give a shit about.
However, FIDLAR is a breath of fresh air amid this age of censored hiss and pop.
It’s like your favorite band when you were 15 but only louder, more drunk and ready to ollie your head just to bail the board on your teeth because, as the acronym states – Fuck It Dog, Life’s A Risk.
Hailing from Los Angeles, FIDLAR – made up of Zac, Elvis, Brandon, Ryan and Danny – started playing together in 2009 and after a year of leaking their demos with ‘found footage’ music videos that glorified teenage breasts, shaking asses, smoking meth, shooting guns and the entire opening credits of Top Secret – FIDLAR have finally released their first 7″Â EP, fittingly titled, âËDIYDUI’
‘Wake Bake Skate’ is the title track on a 4 song EP is only available as a 7″ vinyl from White Iris Records
Follow the FIDLAR link and you can also get a FREE download of ‘Chinese Weed’.