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burn us both

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``fat people are hard to kidnap``- demo recorded may 2006


Feeling a bit camera shy


Burn Us Both are a 4 piece rock band from various locations around the Bantry area in West Cork. They can be looked upon as being the illegitimate lovechild of many of the Bantry bands of old ; all of whom, at one stage or another, inappropriately touched the lives of the 4 BuB members Kevin, Liam, Damien and Donogh. Following the break up of their previous bands, there came the drunken agreement between the four lads to form a new band but it wouldn't be until some time into the summer of 2005 that the first sessions would take place.
Brought together by a love for Rory Gallagher, 3 pints of Fosters, Thomas Ward, Antique Pianos, Big Train Series 1&2 and all things Biffy Clyro, Bantry's newest band would be christened Burn Us Both with the aid of a line by the ever beautiful Mickey Rourke in the film 'Sin City'.
With an alias to go by, the band proceeded to practice until they felt it was a suitable time to fuck with the heads of some middle-aged folk ( and quite a few younger folk too mind you...) in and around the West Cork area and, thanks to the frequent alcohol and dry roasted peanut induced riots at the cage area in The Anchor Tavern, helped bring the summer to a fitting close.
The sound that Burn Us Both create is quite a difficult one to describe which is one of the reasons that some people find it to be rather unique. With such varying interests and attitudes towards music, BuB draw inspiration from bands such as,Jimmy Eat World,, QOTSA, Sonic Youth, ten past seven, Berkeley, reuben ,The Frames, Bloc Party, Future Kings of Spain, dinosaur jr, at the drive in radiohead,etc. as well as the aforementioned influences of Gallagher and Biffy Clyro. It is this diverse outlook that helps the band find the musical hybridity that doesn't tie them down to one genre in particular. On the one hand, the band's set posseses songs that gently sneak there way inside your head and persecute you with the aid of catchy, pop-tinged choruses. On the other side of the plectrum however, there are plenty of ear shattering tracks that weave in and out of pumping, prog-like verses before a trademark, melodic chorus gives the audience a moment of respite before the song launches itself into action again doing its very best to restore the havoc in your head have a listen and see for yourself.

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