Filthy Boy are a slick alternative indie band who tell naughty, twisted stories in deep sultry tones wise beyond their young years.
The South London four-piece played this week at The Lexington in King’s Cross, dazzling their crowd with elicit, observational tales accompanied by macabre guitar riffs and deep rumbling drums.
‘Waiting On The Doorstep’, a song which tells the story from the perspective of a man too polite to interrupt his wife’s sexploits, set the tone for Filthy Boy’s intense dynamic and their raw talent, whilst crowd-pleaser ‘Jimmy Jammies’ got everyone merrily swaying in unison and chanting the chorus ‘put on your Jimmy Jammies(and get into bed, with me)’ very loudly and very enthusiastically, almost like a nostalgic pub sing-along.
Lead singer Paraic Morrissey’s distinctive baritone voice has traces of Nick Cave, Tom Waits and Edwyn Collins, who also happened to produce their debut album ‘Smile That Won’t Go Down’, which was released on 1st April this year.
Morrissey and his identical twin brother Michael, who plays bass, have been honing their craft and steadily growing their fan base over the past few years, along with Ed Bernez on drums and Harry Weskin on guitar. The boys have recently finished a European tour supporting British singer songwriter King Krule and will go on a UK tour of their own in January 2014, playing Manchester on 27th January, Glasgow 28th January, Liverpool on 30th January and Brighton 1st February. Check their website for more dates.
So if you’re stuck for a Christmas prezzie, I would strongly suggest investing in a ticket for Filthy Boy, they will thank you kindly.