Bio: Discovered by Moshi Moshi Records whilst holidaying in the USA in 2003, Best Fwends consists of Dustin Pilkington (23) and Anthony Davis (21). Two friends turned business partners, who in ... (more)
Bio: Discovered by Moshi Moshi Records whilst holidaying in the USA in 2003, Best Fwends consists of Dustin Pilkington (23) and Anthony Davis (21). Two friends turned business partners, who in their own words, started making music "in a desperate attempt to make something out of themselves".
How best to describe their music? "Retarded anti-pop music made by two musical idiot savants from Texas with a cheap computer" is one cheerful description that's been offered up. But hold up, this is all sounding a little too self deprecating a little too early on for my
likingÂÂÂ…Two pubescent Beastie Boys let loose in Toys R Us with some RRRRRROCK guitars, some choice hip hop beats and other random noises
thrown in for good measure doesn't quite come close enough, nor do it justice...but it'll do.
Whoah. Hold up. Come back! Don't be put off - BF are actually very nice boys. Surprisingly sane in fact. And teetotal. Although that doesn't detract from the fact that heir longest song is around the 2 minute mark... And the A.D.D doesn't stop there: refusing to stick with one genre for long, hip hop, garage punk, house, all get the Best Fwends twist on their debut album 'Alphabetically Arranged' out on June 4th.
In the band's words, the record "contains some of the best and worst songs we've made over the past four years. We'll let you decide which is which... Some of the songs make us cringe. Some make us laugh. Others you will want to put on repeat because they sound so damn good." There's no doubt about it, these guys are musical marmite. Its confusing and disorientating, exhilarating and exhausting. An aural assault that can only really be appreciated by cranking up the volume and jumping right on in. Then sticking it out. But perseverance will be truly rewarded - at some point it will suddenly all make sense and you will start laughing hysterically at the sheer audacious genius of the whole thing. Possibly.
Live, Best Fwends' show consists of yelling, warbling in and (mostly) out of key, bouncing, moshing, surfing, head banging, crowd taunting,
bleeding, sweating and gasping for air. Their backing band is an ipod. Ant and Dustin have already toured on the "Don't Need A Stage"
circuit, in the style of acts like Lightening Bolt and Coachwhips - performing in their underpants with taped-up faces.
They hate their band name, but it's too late in "the game" to change it.
The first song they ever recorded as Best Fwends was used on a British Bacardi commercial and can be viewed here:
Spent $17,000 they made from the commercial paying off debt and buying Christmas presents
Their remix of Spankrock's "Bump" was released by Big Dada Records.
They've played shows with Lady Sovereign, Andrew W.K. and Hot Chip (to name a few)
They scored record deal with UK label after lying and saying that they were a "real band".