FO8

FO8

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A band of swaggering potential, FO8’s music is a high-energy alloy of back slashing guitars & addictive pop hooks. Defined by runaway choruses that are a bugger to get out of your head – FO8’s sound is immediately accessible & undeniable. In short, they’re ticking all the boxes & then some.

Biography

Fo8 comprises six attractive young men – Al, Coris, Berriman, Dog, Geth and Stu – who realise that looks will only get a person so far. Fortunately they’re armed with tunes that could well take them the rest of the way. Formed in Cardiff in the summer of 2004, Fo8 was quickly voted Red Dragon FM’s Best Unsigned Band. This year the band reached the final 12 (from more than 1,600) of the Glastonbury Festival Unsigned Competition. In March, the song Scratchin The Man gained an Honourable Mention in the annual, Nashville-based International Songwriting Competition (www.songwritingcompetition.com), reaching the final 100 (from more than 11,000 entries). Fo8 has also revelled in repeated local radio airplay on stations like Red Dragon (Capital) and the BBC.

Fo8 has played many venues across the UK, including The Garage, the Little Civic Wolverhampton, Cardiff Barfly, Carling Islington Academy and The Dublin Castle. In short, they’ll play anywhere given half the chance. The band’s done several outdoor events, including a launch party in Cardiff city centre in front of a crowd of 2,000.

Lyrics

Any Which Way

Written By: Al Amodeo

ANY WHICH WAY
Music : C. Leachman
Lyrics : A. Amodeo

If you've lost all feeling you can
make love any time you want it you can
make war as the vogue would have it
But I ain't no crook like they are

Don't see anyone I believe in cos the
hardliners wanna push the button and the
libertiners wanna vacation
Well, I'm neither - fuckin' peace believer

CHORUS
Boo hoo, screw you
I'm staying at home
Boo hoo, screw you
I'm staying at home
You know, you know, you know
You know you don't have to go go, go go

Tame wild horses if you wanna, you can
Get cold feet if you wanna, you can
Conscientiously object maybe
But I ain't no crook like they are

People can scorn if they want, they trade
war porn if they want, they got it
But no trends - unrepresented at either end

CHORUS
Boo hoo, screw you
I'm staying at home
Boo hoo, screw you
I'm staying at home
You know, you know, you know
You know you don't have to go go, go go

BRIDGE
Fat cat in top hats won't get my john doe on a contract
that makes me wholesale my hopes and dreams for their little cash empire and mercedes

If you've lost all feeling you can
make love any time you want it you can
make war as the vogue would have it
But I ain't no crook like they are

CHORUS (x 2)
Boo hoo, screw you
I'm staying at home
Boo hoo, screw you
I'm staying at home
You know, you know, you know
You know you don't have to go go, go go

Discography

To The Dogs (EP), August 2005
Tracklisting: To The Dogs, Sometimer, Kick Kick Compulsion

Surprise Attack! (EP), May 2005
Tracklisting: Surprise Attack, I See You, The Hampden Dead

Scratchin The Man (EP), March 2005
Tracklisting: Scratchin The Man, Geddit, Any Which Way

Set List

Set list : 30 mins - 1 hour, original material