The last we heard of Real Fur, they were spinning tunes amongst the white washes in laundrettes up and down the land. They were indulging in acts of aural gratification which ensured that for nights at a time, even amongst the soap suds it was possible to get right down and dirty. And ‘The Fool’ is no exception to what we’ve been privy to. This song is good – like debut single ‘Animal’, the latest offering is all the attractive traits of Foals and Vampire Weekend and Bombay Bicycle Club, and yet it’s something else besides. Something that you can’t quite put your finger on, but something that just seems to scream out FUNK.
And yet Real Fur aren’t just a party. ‘Will I be the fool who loses you / lets you slip, lets you through?’ muses lead singer Leo Duncan, encapsulating the woes and the worries of a thousand boys and girls. And (characteristic of some of their previous numbers, one of which had us partying and dancing around with gay abandon to the refrain of ‘She’s late!’), that’s what we like about this band – they’re a party to real life.
And so we wait with baited breath for their next move. There are only a couple of demos knocking around on the internet and their live gigs are sporadic, but Real Fur are exciting and they’re fun, and they’re definitely ones to watch. So make sure to keep at least one eye on them, because right now they’re a band on the prowl, and it’s only a matter of time before they pounce.
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