Louder Than War Presents FIDLAR…Fuck It Dog, Life’s A Risk.

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 clichés 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″ EP, fittingly titled, ”˜DIYDUI’

“Wake Bake Skate” is about skate pop culture; the lyrics (if you can make them out) pretty much tell the story for the song “no job, no phone, no life and always stoned” – nihilist stupidity screamed over a frantic brash and in your face skate punk buzz; the sort of trash that Bevis & Butthead jacked off to – genius.

‘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’.

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.


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