Bio: In a time of streamlined hair, perfect posturing and asymmetric melodies, Favours For Sailors provide a much-needed musical pick-me-up. Mixing the fractured pop of Pavement, the frenetic power of Gang ... (more)
Bio: In a time of streamlined hair, perfect posturing and asymmetric melodies, Favours For Sailors provide a much-needed musical pick-me-up. Mixing the fractured pop of Pavement, the frenetic power of Gang Of Four, the guitar heroics of Television, and the frustration of four misplaced mid-20s wage slaves, their tunes spill over with wistful lust and exuberant alcoholism.
In September 2005, these Becks-fuelled, park-dwelling miscreants noticed the weather was getting too cold for frisbee, cricket and al fresco drinking. As the drizzle turned their polo shirts three shades darker and London Fields froze for the winter, JRC (guitar/vocals), MMA (drums) and AKDB (bass/vocals) realised that the time had come to turn their summer dreams of mixing the unashamedly sweet pop sensibilities of Cheap Trick and The Cars with the wired frenzy of post hardcore into a reality.
Honing their skills in a north Hackney basement, surrounded by aging leather goods and Alsanjak family history, fuelled by too many frosty beers and cheap bagels, Favours for Sailors emerged into the East London live scene as a taut music machine – albeit one threatening to spill over at any moment into delightfully noisy, devil-may-care chaos. When they made trouble, they could call their brothers.
Autumn 2007 Maltese Falcon (MF) joins the clique after leaving 4or5 Magicians. Bigger sound, lifts to practice and nights in Broxbourne under two duvets follow in no particular order...
Not quite 12 months - and sadly not quite 12 steps later - the overly talented MMA leaves for the southern coastline of the rancid empire and rhythms are reinvented by DSS. Less a hand-me-out to impoverished musicians nationwide, but more a romantic powerhouse drummer who cut his teeth with JRC back in the square metre - probably in Nottingham. Warsome... (less)