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Fuck Buttons: Street Horrrsing (ATPR)

John Doran, Quietus, The, 20 March 2008

NOISE, LIKE anything else, needs practise, needs talent and needs inspiration. As odd as it sounds, bands like Wolf Eyes didn't get where they are today by just standing round and making a racket. In fact it would be wise to pay little attention to their drunken idiot schtick. (Once I went to their chalet at All Tomorrow's Parties to interview them but found them all sitting in a row wearing Manowar T-shirts, watching a Manowar DVD, refusing to talk about anything other than Manowar.) Behind this facade is a group who know exactly what they are doing. This is backed up by the fact their live shows that year were certainly amazing compared to the relatively uninspired My Cat Is An Alien and the positively awful Magik Markers. (Yeah, yeah, alright, we know they've improved recently but still they were the only band ever to get booed off stage at ATP, a relatively impressive feat.)

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