If you like quirky and slightly different then these guys are for you, Bringing a lighter side to music it defiantly makes you smile if nothing else. Good old british comedy at its best and trust me it don’t get much better than this. Loving it lol. Vocally comicly but good, Lyrically out of this world, literally and the music is just sheer fun.
Tweed Jacket is the latest single from BBC 6 Music favourites Biscuithead & the Biscuit Badgers and in true Biscuithead fashion it’s beautifully executed ridiculous-ness.
Imagine the subversive surrealism of Vic Reeves, the splendid chappery of the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band and the wistful, poetic eclecticism of The Divine Comedy and you’re heading close to the space occupied by Leeds foursome.
The single is taken their new album Dinosaurs Ate My Caravan; a hymn to a range of contemporary issues, from soy milk to David Attenborough; tea and biscuits to mysterious uncles. There’s a lament at the passing of dinosaurs and an in-depth study of the formation of snow, which will be the band’s Christmas single. Tweed Jacket follows on from their highly successful Cheese release which gained BBC airplay locally before being championed by Chris Hawkins on BBC 6 Music.
Biscuithead & the Biscuit Badgers – featuring Sam on tuba, Matthew on drums, Bob on piano and Dean on voice and ukulele – have been thrilling audiences all over the UK since 2006. The latest leg of their 2014 world tour sees them play Leeds, Colchester, Hartlepool, Oxford and York. They offer a suitably eccentric range of merchandise for ‘friends of the badger’, all helpfully arranged into tiers of fandom: decide how much you like them and you’ll find merch to suit.
Sometimes I love bands because their music is so exquisitely crafted, and sometimes simply because it’s irresistibly daft. In the case of Biscuithead & the Biscuit Badgers, it’s both!
Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6Music.
Classic English surreality, a delightful mix of Vic Reeves Big Night Out, Bonzos and Music Hall. I want to marry them all. Bob Fischer, BBC Radio Tees
My favourite album of the year…..perfect to play in a camper van. Every track on it is a gem, the lyrics are a thing of beauty – with slightly scary undertones. Get their album, it is great!
Alan Raw, BBC Introducing.