Sergeant Buzfuz + The Cold Spells + Ashley Reaks
South London’s Sergeant Buzfuz celebrate the release of 4 track “Humble Pie EP” (Blang62). The septet have recorded three 6Music live sessions.
“a clear influence of late 60s folk psychedelia” (R2)
“imagine if Billy Bragg and the Beatles collaborated” (Fatea)
“the album Ray Davies has been trying to make for the last forty years” (Russ Chandler, Walthamstow Folk Club)
“one of the freshest and most original records out now, reminds me a bit of the Kinks” (Radio Free Americana)
“Absolutely hooked on it” (Ian Rankin, novelist)
“now that I do believe is what they call a pop tune” (Marc Riley, 6Music)
The Cold Spells were formed in a lay-by on the East London/Essex border. Kitchen-sink ballads wheeze from an old, battered harmonium and fuse with crooked guitars and forgotten beats. Their songs are modern laments filtered through electricity and concrete.
Expect the unexpected from art-pop maverick Ashley Reaks and his postcards from the edge of sanity. A collision of pop melody, free noise, confrontational collage, poetry and unhinged comedy.
“incomparable… a man who often borders on genius” (Louder Than War)
“flaunts the kind of maddening genius usually reserved for Dutch impressionists who puncture their ears” (Pitchfork)