We’re at the mercy of modern technology for this episode of the Thrash Hits Podcast – Raz has decamped to the USA for a few weeks for SXSW and some California sunshine, leaving the rest of us here in miserable old England. With possibly the dodgiest Skype connection imaginable, Hugh and Raz discuss how SXSW has changed over the years, as well as speculating on how two very different kinds of hype affect bands – that currently being felt by Ghost (or Ghost BC, if you’re an American) and the kind that surrounds Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats.
FIDLAR (Fuck it dawg, life's a risk) are a lo-fi garage/surf rock band from Los Angeles, California. The band consists of lead singer/guitarist Zac Carper, guitarist Elvis Kuehn, his brother Max Kuehn on drums, and bassist Brandon Schwartzel.
They have released two official EPs - 'DIYDUI' (Called 'FIDLAR - EP' on iTunes) (2011), and 'Don't Try' (2012), the first on White Iris and the second on Mom+Pop. 'DIYDUI', 'Don't Try' and pre-album compilation EP 'Shit We Recorded in Our Bedroom' rereleased tracks from previous demo EPs 'Fuck It Dog' Read more on Last.fm