London King's Cross Cross Kings
April 9th 2010
They like to babble about stuff and play amazing raw pop punk in the vein of Latterman and Get Bent and I like to listen and sing. This Durham three-piece (named after the first and only pro footballer to identify himself as gay) are a charismatic and fun bunch who play scrappy and anthemic tunes, with an urgency pulsing through each song. The dual vocals and big sing-along melodies make Fashanu so damn addictive. Somewhat of a hidden gem, this storming show on their UK tour with Imperial Can and fellow north-eastern types ONSIND is hopefully the start of more tours for them. Please play down south more please Jonathan, Kate and Gary!
This song is taken from their brilliant 6-track EP 'Science Is Awesome', out now on their own Discount Horse Records. There's songs about riding bikes, the effects on mental health of a capitalist society and zombies. What's not to love?