When 4 Blokes from Maidenhead in England found each other in school it was kismet. The Furze… were born.
The Furze: Ash (vocals), Dave (guitar), Paul (bass) and Wooky (drums).
Inspired by those who pioneered before them… The Furze transformed their collective influences along with their own original offerings to create a sound impossible to pigeonhole. This band will blow you away with their hard earned reputation for eclectic edgy creativity and an unforgettable style that has earned them the accolade of “…One of our most effervescent pop bands…'Stealin' Beats' sets camp midway between Air and The Strokes, knocks out a fizzy pyjama party pop masterpiece” – NME. A testament to why The Furze repeatedly transform bystanders into hardcore fans, and it was The Furze infamous live sound that ignited what was to follow…
“The sound fluctuates between sheer venom spitting rock to the more subdued morning after, lazy day anthems. spine tingling, awe inspiring, that's-exactly-how-I-feel music.” (’04)
Then known by another name [Kid Galahad], the four that is the The Furze released GOLD DUST NOISE (’02). A collaboration with Ignition Records (Oasis and Mercury Rev), and producer Jim Abbiss (Bjork, Sneaker Pimps, U.N.K.L.E., DJ Shadow, Kasabian). The early release E.P. “STEALIN BEATS”, was acclaimed by Radio One and NME as “Single of the week”… a force to be reckoned with.
Toured endlessly in the U.K playing along side a huge variety of acts from
Aqualung, King Adora, Feeder and Kaiser Chiefs to The Darkness and Supergrass, as well as playing many festivals and headline sets affirming them as “one of the best live acts on the scene” – Sir Bob Geldof. The next step was a short tour in California … beginning with a charity gig at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco and wrapping up in L.A. by headlining at the famed Troubadour and dropping in to support the late legendary Elliot Smith. As well as numerous guest appearances, other projects have found them writing the sound tracks for films ‘Happily Even After by San Franciscan moviemaker, Unsu Lee. And ‘Hello You'; a full length feature film from highly acclaimed director, John Keats.
Konami approached the boys for a track and used “Stealin Beats” for the first Playstation 2 dancing game ‘Dancing Stage Megamix’, which has sold over 500,000 copies worldwide, and started a worldwide craze. Half the album was used for the award winning Channel 4 comedy series ‘Teachers’ series 2 & 3. Apple inc. also approached us for music to use in projects, for things like ‘Logic Pro’ and Final Cut Pro, their music and video footage is now being used in Apple’s promotional material.
A combination of The Furze well earned experience, loyal fans and a do it yourself style, has realized the release of 4 singles , two albums. The Furze released their first single on iTunes, “Carry Me Home” in 2006.
The second single “I’m On Fire” will see a global release date of March 20th 2007 on iTunes and many more online services around the world, and the forthcoming album “Subterranean Kicks” will see a release date of May 29th 2007”, The Furze are preparing to take to the road again and reclaim their ‘legendary live performances' title.
Subterranean Kicks - The Album
After many years playing live together The Furze felt it time to try and capture the essence of the songs they had been performing live to audiences for the last two years. Through creative means they pulled together the cash to record at the famous Sawmills Studios (XTC, Oasis, Supergrass and many more). Sawmills were open to helping out, and gave the boys a week to get in (By boat) and record an album (its on an island). Working with Tom, they set about recording their songs, so that what you hear on the album is what you will hear live. No studio trickery, Guitars were doubled and tripled by recording three different amps at the same time, Rhythm, bass and guitar sections were laid down at the same time in single takes. The end result being the capturing on tape the sound that is The Furze. If you have ever seen them live, then you will know!