Items Of Use To Gentlefolk Of The Press
- Press Kit (pdf, 7.6M, updated February 2018)
- Hires Picture Of Band (jpg, 1.9M, photo by Anna Orhanen)
- Hires Picture Of Wayne (png, 500K, photo by Anna Orhanen)
- Hires copy of Old Blue Witch album art available on request.
Old Blue Witch
- “Packed with charismatic basslines, unhinged but appealing fiddle playing, and ferocious lyrics…” - The Musician
- “An impressive folk-blues storm” - The Morning Star
- “Somebody should send a copy of Old Blue Witch to Number 10” - Here Comes The Flood
- “The lyrics pull no punches” - Sounds Magazine
- “A wonderful collection of slick anti-folk, warped baroque pop, bluesy meanderings, strange, celtic jiggery, political pokery and no shortage of accessible melody and infectious hooks” - Dancing About Architecture
- “This record’s beauty is far too conspicuous to be sleeping.” - Oliver Arditi
- “A keen observer of his surroundings.” - Here Comes The Flood
Sweet Sister Starlight
- “Sparse, creepy blues ballads … in a murky, timeless realm.” - The Guardian
- “Well worth going on the website and buying the album… astonishing stuff.” - Neuromancer
- “He plays bluesy folk rock and it’s fantastic” - Veins Dried Out
- “A very enjoyable album” - Drunken Werewolf (issue #18)
- “A melancholy late night/early morning vibe that tastes as fresh as that first smoke” - Mr Atavist
- “The writing is intelligent, direct, funny and big-hearted” - Oliver Arditi
- “A superb Sunday Morning album that flows like a crystal clear brook.” - Here Comes The Flood
- “A slick, bluesy folk vibe with more than a dash of soul” - Green Man Music
Bless Your Heart / Four Song Demo sampler
- “Jerks and belches like a lecherous geek” - Noize Makes Enemies
- “Either genius or foolish” - RockFeedback
- “Not quite as funny as it thinks” - Is This Music
- “A strange name for a band” - Demos Reviewed
- “A nutter” - Zeitgeist
Interviews: Music Manumit Podcast (July 2012), Tuxjam (May 2012), Hacker Public Radio (August 2011), Rathole Radio (May 2011).
Airplay: Losing track now, to be honest, but FatC tunes have been played on BBC Radio 6 Music, Radio New Zealand National, and Kanal Ratte FM in Germany, on podcasts such as sP’s Sentric Music Podcast, Erk FM, The Justin Wayne Show, Is This Thing On and Rathole Radio, and on internet radio stations including totallyradio.com. A couple of tunes from Bless Your Heart were included on DJ Kotau’s Linux Audio Best Of 2008 mix, available here.
If you have played Fit and the Conniptions on the radio or on a podcast, included it in a real or virtual mixtape, or written a review, good or bad, please let me know and I will add it to this page. Because you are totally reading down this far.