Fergus Brown

Fergus Brown

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

“Fergus lies dormant like a pop volcano…bloody awesome.” Vijay Khurana, Triple J "Fucking excellent!" Rose Quartz Blog "Really wonderful stuff..." Richard Kingsmill, Triple J

Biography

Sydney songwriter Fergus’s melodic guitar-pop is reminiscent of The Shins, Bon Iver and Ben Kweller, but he is equally aligned with the lyrical peculiarities of artists such as Randy Newman, Jonathan Richman, and The Magnetic Fields.

His debut record 'Burgers Frown' is a collection of sometimes quirky, sometimes tender, love songs. Musicians on the record include Producer Tony Dupé (Holly Throsby), Producer Paul Mac (silverchair), Tim Derricourt (Dappled Cities), Jack Ladder and Holly Austin.

Fergus’ song ‘Last Winter’ featured prominently on Emmy award-winning US TV series ‘The Starter Wife’ and he has already performed with Martha Wainwright, Jens Lekman, New Buffalo, Cloud Control, An Horse and Jack Ladder.

Fergus is a former winner of the Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards (SOYA), and the John Lennon Songwriting Competition, an emerging artists award scheme overseen by the Lennon Foundation in New York City.

Fergus is currently touring the Australian east coast in May/June 2009, and Europe & the US east coast in July/August 2009.

‘Burgers Frown’ is available online and in (Australian) stores now!

“Fergus lies dormant like a pop volcano…bloody awesome.”
Vijay Khurana, Triple J

"Fucking excellent!"
Rose Quartz Blog

"Really wonderful stuff..."
Richard Kingsmill, Triple J

Lyrics

Hot Kisses, Cold Tiles

Written By: Fergus Brown

Lilli won't you wake up
Stand up
Wipe off that make-up
You look like a panda
Hasn't had a feed
since the start of the year

Twisting little nooses
From your truces
Your great loves
All end in bruises
Canvas the suggestion
Perhaps there's more to life
Than champagne and tears

I think it's time for
Hot Kisses
Lying down on the cold cold tiles
Hot Kisses
Lying down on the cold cold
The cold cold
(Repeat)

- (Repeat Verse 1)

Broken record
Token violence
We prefer the sound of silence
(Repeat)

John, She Was Never Only Dancing

Written By: Fergus Brown

John, she was never only dancing
No-one ever really is
And it seems i'm in your pants now
You shouldn't leave things lying around
She was never only dancing
John they're, such a pretty fit

John, if you were afraid that she'd go wandering
You should have talked a little sense
Cuz she talks like Suzie Sontag
Oh she walks like Suzie Sioux
John we, both wear a 32

Got your old lady
In a trance
You shouldn't leve things lying around
I've got your woman
Got your pa-ants
Woah-oah-oah-oah

John, you know i don't like competitions
I'm not the kind for keeping score
What's that? You've got her favourite albums?
Well, i've got her on the floor

(Repeat Bridge)

Through a million screams
Born of dirty dreams
Sent my mating call
Through the decibels
And John, she was never only dancing
No-one ever really is....

John, she was never only dancing
No-one ever really is
And it seems i'm in your pants now
John, they're such a pretty fit
John, she was never only dancing
No-one ever really is..

Oooh-Woah-Ooooh...

Nerds In Love

Written By: Fergus Brown

You can keep your hipster flings
Blowing rounds like battle ships
Give me Albert E. and Zaccy Newton
Over alcohol and weed

Keep your Lou Reed 7-inches
I've got 7 inches of Wham!
For my bio-chem girlfriend
She wears stockings
And she's knocking off at 3

We're Nerds in love
We're one plus one
Play Magic Cards from dusk till noon
Oh we're nerds
Yeah, we're nerds
N-n-nerds
Nerds in love

I met her at the basket case laundrette
Rings in her lips clips in her hair
Patch on her breast said Corvette
Do you remember when
Mechanic shirts were hip?

We're Nerds in love
We're one plus one
Play Magic Cards from dusk till noon
We're Nerds in love
We're one plus one
Eight lenses fogged
Four limbs entwined
We're nerds in love
We're two on one
We like our books
We love our mums
Oh we're nerds
Yeah, we're nerds
N-n-nerds
Nerds in love

N-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n
Oh we're nerds
Yeah we're nerds
N-n-n-Nerds
Nerds in love

Discography

Debut LP Just Released. See myspace.com/fergusbrown

Set List

40 Mins / 10 Songs
Originals