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Why Factory Floor Are My Favourite Band, By John Doran
John Doran , June 29th, 2010 08:01

Even though most of their brilliance is still contained in potential, Factory Floor are one of the few bands to inspire John Doran to violent bloody endeavour

One note twice. Jump five tones. One note twice. Drop five tones. Repeat ad infinitum. It is a machine pulse, metronomic and precise, anchoring a tornado of chaos to the ground.

“Let's just have some fun
Let's tear this shit apart
Let's tear the fucking house apart
Let's tear our fucking bodies apart
But let's just have some fun”
’The Past Is A Grotesque Animal’ Of Montreal

A very long time ago I was sat drinking with work colleagues in a local. One by one they disappeared until it was just me and my friend left. Apropos of nothing (bar making me shut up perhaps) my friend said ‘Let’s have an exciting and dangerous affair.’ Taking my shocked, drunken silence as a yes my friend lent in and kissed me until there was blood in my mouth. Eventually my friend said: “Well, aren’t you going to say anything?” I said that my friend’s teeth were beautiful and that I would like to smash them all out and wear them round my neck on a gold chain. Suddenly, the spark went out of our affair after only 45 seconds. It’s always hard to know what to say in those circumstances. Young relationships are fragile and this one was already damaged beyond repair. We went our separate ways for the evening and it was never mentioned again...

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