Give It a Listen: Furr – Think Sharp Kid

Charlotte Maxwell
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Leeds quartet Furr have announced the release of their debut single ‘Think Sharp Kid’. With its angsty riffs and lo-fi bass, ‘Think Sharp Kid’ is a contemporary number which draws on a love for 90s alt-rock.

Furr’s contemporary edge is rooted in a love for the likes of Alice in Chains, Black Sabbath, Deftones and Weezer. Nevertheless, the boys bring a youthful twist and an insouciant groove to proceedings.

Bandmates Jack Byrne (vocals/guitar) and Sam Jackson (guitar/vocals) first met studying music production at the University of Leeds and soon formed a band with Guy Read (bass) and John Roberts (drums). Originally named Humans As Ornaments, the band started recording early demos, 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 Leeds. 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.

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About Charlotte Maxwell

Charlotte Maxwell is a Vada Magazine staff writer.