Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Very Tasty - The Yummy Fur Return for New Dates

If you paid any attention whatsoever to the Glasgow music scene of the 1990s then chances are you'll know all about The Yummy Fur, John McKeown's shapeshifting Godfathers of lo-fi indie music.  Formed in 1992, The Yummy Fur (named after Canadian cartoonist Chester Brown's comic book) released four albums, seven EPs and singles and contributed to to a number of local compilations; all the while sharing the stage with the likes of Pink Kross, Urusei Yatsura, Lungleg, The Blisters and lo-fi survivors Mogwai...or at least various bands featuring members of some or all of the above.  Such was the interchangeable, come-play-in-our-band ideology of the time and nobody subscribed more to this than The Yummy Fur who managed an impressive thirteen members during seven years of existence; most notably Alex Kapranos (then known as Alex Huntley) and Paul Thomson from Franz Ferdinand.

So, the good news, The Yummy Fur are back and will be playing a few shows in 2010.  Line-up details are somewhat sketchy at the moment, but general consensus suggests John McKeown will be joined by Paul Thomson for the shows with general guesswork piecing together the rest - however, bassist and founding member Jamie McMorrow seems a likely bet as he has since played with McKeown in 1990s since.

Better still, a hopefully comprehensive "best-of" compilation will be released around the same time through What's Your Rupture?

January 2010
7 - Nice 'n' Sleazy's, Glasgow 
9 - Buffalo Bar, London
14 - Kung Fu Neck Tie, Philadelphia, PA, USA
15 - Lombardy, New York, NY, USA
17 - The Echo, Los Angeles, CA, USA
18 - Cafe Du Nord, San Francisco, CA, USA
20 - TBA, Portland, OR, USA

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