With the untamed fusion of jazz, noir, post-punk and ballad styles in his repertoire, I feel it’s fitting to describe Fury’s music with the perhaps more cordial avant-garde too, and not simply because it adheres to the radical, experimental character of the phrase suggests, but as a literal interpretation of its etymology. This is the vanguard, the ones who lead us into battle at the forefront of a movement. And indeed, as we discuss, Fury literally describes this particular track “putting up a fight” during the writing process – the militant, revolutionary approach to writing, composition, and performing demands the listener reconsider everything they thought they knew about the experience of music itself.
One cannot be complacent or neutral in the face of the unstoppable advance of this Bristol-based artist; from his early releases, such as the sizzling Happy Snake or the sharp shock of Birchall and King’s, each new track from Bingo Fury feels like a singular and incomparable listening experience. This new EP, then, will present new listeners with a furiously alchemical concoction, taking them right to the crumbling edge of what they thought they knew before hitting play.