TUNE Phobophobes - No Flavour
Phobophobes release new single ‘No Flavour’ on 18th March on BAM Records. Available on 7” vinyl, the single features a cover version of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Tower of Song’ on the B-side.
Phobophobes congealed in the swamps in Brixton, around the same festering pools that birthed Fat White Family and Meat Raffle. Indeed, Phobophobes’ drummer Dan Lyons was the original Fat White’s drummer, and keyboard player Chris OC also plays in Meat Raffle. So far, so incestuous, but Phobes sleazy glam and swirling head-trips are altogether of a different order. ‘No Flavour’ speaks of “canned meat and canned laughter”, a nod to the instant gratification of consumer pop culture; glorious in its own unabashed dissatisfaction, the track is buzzing with deadly psychedelic flavours.
Phobophobes, alongside LIFE, head out for a short run of dates as a part of Independent Venue Week: Pop Recs, Sunderland (25th Jan), New Adelphi Club, Hull (26th), The Soundhouse, Leicester (27th), The Old Fire Station, Bournemouth (28th) and Windmill Brixton, London (29th supporting Childhood).
‘Squalid, writhing garage punk” CLASH