A preposterous looking collection of freaks, Faerground Accidents are much more than a dressing up box on a stage. Their cinematic, poetic music has lots in common with the earlier work of fellow Sheffield weirdos Pulp along with the rainy day driving rock style of the Chameleons or the Smiths. Could be big.
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Nothing can really prepare you for Faerground Accidents. If you feel that rock and roll has become rather homogenised over recent years then maybe just looking at this lot with help with that. But also for those who miss the 90s indie disco lyricism of Pulp then this band come rushing out of the blocks to provide you with what you've been lacking in opener 'We Hate the Same Things' which is a superb mash of the Smiths, Suede and Pulp. Front person Bomar Faery tells Morrissey-esque tales of smalltown boredom and sexual bafflement but despite their dressing up box image and occasional fey pronouncement there is a powerful rock band at work here and there are nods to the kitchen sink drama of early Arctic Monkeys.
But on tracks like 'She Makes Me Want to Die', Faerground Accidents write something that couldn't be more Suede if it declared itself bisexual without ever having a homosexual experience. On the superb 'Gaslighter' Faerground Accidents have come up with the sort of moshpit ready anthem that also manages to be off kilter and skewed. They are doing it the old way, their tour schedule sees them playing shows in places like Rotherham and Glossop, taking their outlandish live show to the provincial towns rather than sitting waiting for London to call. They aren't quite near future classic status yet but there's something about them to suggest that with the right moves they may be very big indeed.
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