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LISTEN: Grumbling Fur Rework Tim Burgess
Luke Turner , June 30th, 2014 07:09

'Oh Men' remixed/covered by Grumbling Fur

At The Quietus, we always enjoy it when our favourite artists team up and come up with perhaps rather unexpected collaborations. So it is with Tim Burgess and Grumbling Fur, who seem to be at the start of what will hopefully be a long and fruitful musical friendship. After hearing tQ LP of the year 2013 Glynnaestra, Burgess began expressing his love for Grumbling Fur on Twitter, and says his tweets "were like flares I was firing into the sky, saying I wanted to work with the band". The Charlatans' vocalist features on the forthcoming Quietus Phonographic Corporation LP Preternaturals, and Alexander Tucker of Grumbling Fur has this to say about the experience of working with him: "No one realises this about Tim yet, but he's the Damo Suzuki of Manchester. He's really good at improvising and getting a vibe." As an amuse-bouche for the album track collaboration, have a listen to Grumbling Fur's reworking of Burgess' excellent tune 'Oh Men' above, wherein Daniel O'Sullivan and Tucker add their own vocals and take the jazz-tinged sound of the original tune for a sun-kissed dance with a corn dolly come to life in some sylvan English glade. Tim Burgess will be supporting Grumbling Fur at their album launch gig at Corsica Studios on August 12th (tickets here) and of course you can see Grumbling Fur at Total Refreshment Centre in Stoke Newington this Thursday (tickets here. Have a listen to Grumbling Fur's 'All The Rays' below: