Well it is – isn’t it… Till about 8 pm when it starts to get depressing again. And so – Buttercuts proudly presents a bizarre and beautiful look at life in London from the eyes of an Englishman and ears of a Frenchman. This is their first album as a pure duo and sees a delectable pairing of French deep vintage sound with the English articulation of the Rebel – something you would not have heard before.
Tracks meander down different emotional avenues – from micro observations of the strange details of London’s daily life (Jolly Little Tune)…. To tongue-twisting lists of every brand that burns our eyes in the modern digital experience (John Wayne)… To tales of an evening on the pull turning into the night in the cells (GoldStar)… To the dark undergrowth of “Marble”. A tune about a prostitute living on the very edge of existence.
Rebel ACA and French met nearly 15 years ago, as one managed, and the other produced a funk reggae band. And ever since – their completely opposite nature in almost every way – has kept them attracted, like a nut and ratchet. They’re real-life childhood nicknames happen to be The Bear and The Wolf. No-one knows or tends to question why, as it would make sense if you met them – but yeah. We don’t know which one is which either.
Check out the premiere of ‘John Wayne’ by left field hip-hop duo Rebel ACA & French Monkey Wrench BELOW:
Rebel ACA (The ACA stands for – Anti-clockwise Attitude… ) when in full (arm) swing – can break anything, and French meanwhile is an absolutely inspired fixer – sometimes with his monkey wrench. French who sleeps under a harpsichord in his tiny flat with him and his daughter, and the Rebel who never wants to go to sleep – like a young petulant child.
And it would seem that they need each other – as apart from the fact you wouldn’t have this album – the Rebel would have no-one to fix his shit. And French would have not enough to do and would start fixing what wasn’t broke. And we all know how that’s not supposed to be a good idea – at all.
Sunday’s Cool. Monday isn’t.
Hip Hop, not from the streets, but from the park
If you live among wolves. You have to act like a bear.