Leeds bands Faux Pas and Uncle Buzzard have just released a joint 7” vinyl through Not-For-Profit record label Come Play With Me. Based in Leeds, Come Play With Me looks to showcase the heaps of talent that comes from the city. The label are best known for their split vinyl releases, which have included Marsicans, Treeboy & Arc, Dead Naked Hippies and many others.
Uncle Buzzard’s release is first up on the vinyl, with their new single Big Cat. The initial upbeat, happy tempo is then contrasted with the depth of the lyrics. Tackling the subjects of toxic masculinity and inadequacy. Speaking of the track, lead vocalist George Manson states:
The major theme of the song is to do with escapism and wanting to know what it feels like to be something more impressive […] than oneself. The track was written about toxic masculinity, and its effects on all of us.
The B side is by Faux Pas, with their latest release That’s My Ego. The track shows Faux Pas at their best, with quiet and intimate verses then exploding into a manic, destructive chorus. The track is a real coming of age moment for Faux Pas, showing them mature both musically and lyrically. Speaking of the track, lead singer and guitarist Ru says:
That’s My Ego is about defiance and control. I feel like there is a really small number of things that we really have control over and I think it has a really profound effect on people, mostly negative.
This release may be Come Play With Me’s strongest release to date, showcasing 2 of the finest bands that Leeds have to offer. Both the bands and the label are going to go from strength to strength through this release, and we can’t wait to see what comes next. The vinyl is available here via Come Play With Me, the first 100 copies will be signed.
Both bands will play a special single launch show at Nation Of Shopkeepers, Leeds on September 25th. Following on from a run of headline shows, Faux Pas will be joining Life in their UK dates this October.