Since forming in late 2006 their music has infiltrated almost every creative niche,
being adapted into animated short films, burlesque routines, musical theatre, fringe
festival revues, documentary soundtracks, motion picture scores and even a comic
strip. Over the years they have won praise and support from the likes of
Supergrass, The Mighty Boosh, Har Mar Superstar, UB40, Mark Steel, The Hell’s
Angels, BBC Radio and even the Beat Poet biographer Barry Miles – both for
their furious onstage energy and Louis’ manic lyrical gymnastics.
Their infamous live shows – incorporating rock, jazz, folk and theatre influences –
have proved time and time again that the group is at home on any line-up, even
sharing the bill with such disparate acts as Motorhead, Sun Ra’s Arkestra, I Am
Kloot, Eliza Carthy, The Blockheads, Emmanuel Jal and The Buzzcocks. In the last
year alone they have toured Europe, the States and Mexico, inspiring stage invasions,
dancing in the aisles and a confused mixture of exhaustion and bonhomie wherever
they go. ¨Truly incredible, you have to see it to believe it, if you don’t come out dancing
at the end it’s because you have neither heart nor soul¨ Chris Hawkins, BBC Radio 6.