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Freakender: Fruit Tones tape launch + Slander Tongue (Berlin)

yeehaw finally Fruit Tones are ready to release their debut album '???????' and we've had it on repeat for months! its amazing! coming on cassette via our own FUZZKILL RECORDS + vinyl via Greenway Records in NYC. almost local lads cos they play here so much, you know the drill, ripe n ready rock n roll straight outta Manchester, thee best in the UK. Plus support from Berlin rock n rollers SLANDER TONGUE, feat members of King Khan & the Shrines, BIKES, SICK HORSE so you know its good. Straight to the point rock n roll and first time in the UK.

FRUIT TONES is a rock and roll band from Manchester. Nothing artificial - this is the real deal. Real music played by real people for real reasons. No budget. No gimmicks. No nothing. They’ve been busting out the zoo and freewheelin’ across the globe for a few years now, spooning out ripe & ready raunch for the modern listener.

The live show is a force of nature - these fruits can play! We’re talking one steam-rolling-mondo- garage thud here folks! Stomping drums, menacing guitars, the vocals bite – the left handed
bassist plays a right handed bass upside down, walking all up and down the joint like it’s nothing! They’re the kind of guys The Shangri-La’s sing about! True professional amateurs!

Following various 45’s and cassettes on underground staples Greenway, Stolen Body and Fuzzkill Records comes their mouth-watering debut full plate - ‘?????????’ - dropping 3rd May 2019 on Fuzzkill Records. Recorded over three freezing cold December days in an old Manchester cotton mill by Samuel Stacpoole (Holiday Ghosts/The Black Tambourines), it’s all
here – the sass of The Dolls, the fizz of Four Loco, the Stones-esque looseness, juiced into 14 tracks knocked out in just over 30 minutes.

There’s no lies in there - the rough and ready, impromptu nature of their work serves to let out a raw, natural feeling rather than strive for technical accuracy or sonic perfection. True rock & roll takes the mundane and turns it into something exotic, this is what Fruit Tones do well - they don’t pretend you’ve never heard rock & roll music before - they remind you why you need it in your life.

SLANDER TONGUE is a Berlin-based Rock & Roll band. Four guys who have spent the past years in various bands (BIKES, SICK HORSE, King Khan & The SHRINES) and bars. It's nice to hear a Berlin band in 2018 that doesn't hide it's sound behind an array of pedals. Guitar solos that don't allow a piss break in between song, all backed up by a solid rhythm. Think J. Thunders sharing a ride with Fred "Sonic" Smith down Quaalude highway while Ian Hunter (Mott) and Chris Bailey (Saints) are getting wasted in the backseat singing along to an old Goat's Head Soup tape. Their first trip to the UK is a guaranteed good time.