Fuck Buttons release new single ‘Brainfreeze’ (Release date Monday 7th October) and start epic worldwide tour on September 8th

Thursday 5th September, 2013

Hear ‘Brainfreeze (Edit)’ on Soundcloud

Following on from the brilliantly dystopian meanderings of their third album Slow Focus (ATP Recordings) receiving widespread critical acclaim, and justifiably beating out bigger names and bigger budgets to debut at No.36 in the Official UK Album Charts and No.1 in the Official Record Store Charts upon its release in July, Fuck Buttons - the London-based mercurial electronic duo - release their latest single and live favourite, ‘Brainfreeze’, on Monday 7th October 2013.

As the opening track on the album, ‘Brainfreeze’acts perfectly as a portal for the headlong rush into Fuck Buttons’ viciously seething mix of industrial beats and spitting electronics. It holds together on its own merits too, though; a rumbling, viscous brew that swarms over every space within its recording. ‘Brainfreeze’ hooks the listener in with its rolling groove and then buries them under a mass of sound akin to layers of 80’s sci-fi music, piled on top of each other and then pulled apart in order to make a coherent pattern.

‘Brainfreeze’ will be released on a limited edition clear-vinyl 12” single (2,000 copies worldwide, each including a download code) and as a 2-track Digital Download single, both of which will include the full 8-minute version of ‘Brainfreeze’ as well as a brand new additional track called ‘Royal Flush’.

iTunes pre-order: smarturl.it/brainfreeze-itunes
Vinyl pre-order: tinyurl.com/brainfreeze-vinyl

After a busy summer of UK and European festival shows, including rapturously-received headline slots on the Park Stage at Glastonbury, The Other Stage at Green Man, the ATP Stage at Primavera Sound (Spain) and at Route du Rock (France), Fuck Buttons now set out to promote Slow Focus in full. They start their UK & Ireland tour in Birmingham on Sunday 8th September and finish with a sold-out show at London’s Electric Ballroom on Tuesday 17th September before heading straight to Paris on Thursday 19th to commence further tours of continental Europe, North and South America, Australia and Scandinavia that will see them on the road until late November 2013. Support on the UK & Dublin dates will be The Haxan Cloak with additional support from Forrests in Dublin and London; in continental Europe, support comes from Eaux in Paris, with Zan Lyons supporting at several non-festival shows on the rest of the tour.

Selected Praise for 'Slow Focus':

"The only real response is to listen and gawp" **** - Album of the Week, The Guardian

"It's all touched with brilliance" **** - The Times

"The whole things is raw, exhilarating and completely uncompromised... Slow Focus exemplifies electronic music at it's best." **** - Q

"Power and Hung have made either the year's most introverted party album or the most expansive loner's album; either way, there are few albums this year that offer this much space to get lost in." 8.7 'Best New Music' - Pitchfork

"Slow Focus is an album to steep yourself in" **** CD of the Week -  The Independent on Sunday

"It is all-consuming and consistently impressive" 8/10 - NME

"Slow Focus throws up images of unknowable galaxies and fantastic lifeforms at a hyper-accelerated rate" 8/10 - Uncut

"their best album yet" **** Album of the Week - Time Out

"Slow Focus is a grisly journey into the unknown - but an exhilarating one" 8/10 - Mixmag


8/9/13 - BIRMINGHAM - Institute, The Llibrary
9/9/13 - MANCHESTER  - Gorilla
10/9/13 - GLASGOW  - SWG3
11/9/13 - NOTTINGHAM - Rescue Rooms
12/9/13 - LEEDS - Brudenell Social
14/9/13- DUBLIN  - The Button Factory
15/9/13 - NORWICH - The Waterfront
16/9/13 - BRIGHTON - Concorde 2
17/9/13 - LONDON Electric Ballroom - SOLD OUT

Buy UK Tour Tickets

(Support an all shows from The Haxan Cloak with additional support from Forrests in Dublin and London)


19/9/2013 - Trabendo, Paris, FR*
20/9/2013 - Marsatac Festival, Nimes, FR
21/9/2013 - Heart Of Glass Festival, Ruoms, FR
24/9/2013 - Circolo Degli Artisti, Rome, IT**
25/9/2013 - Locomotiv, Bologna, IT**
26/9/2013 - Heartland Festival, Lausanne, CH
27/9/2013 - PMK, Innsbruck, AU**
28/9/2013 - Flex, Vienna, AU**
29/9/2013 - Meet Factory, Prague, CZ**
30/9/2013 - Hipnoza, Katowice, PL**
01/10/2013 - Berghain, Berlin, DE**
02/10/2013 - Hafenklang, Hamburg, DE**
03/10/2013 - Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld, Cologne, DE**
04/10/2013 - AB, Brussels, BE**
05/10/2013 - Red Bull Music Academy Weekender, Madrid, ES

*Support from EAUX
**Support from ZAN LYONS


9/10/2013 - The Independent, San Francisco, CA
10/10/2013 - Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa, CA
11/10/2013 - Culture Collide Festival, The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
13/10/2013 - Corona Capital festival, Mexico City - MEXICO
14/10/2013 - Subterranean, Chicago, IL
16/10/2013 - Wrong Bar, Toronto, ON
17/10/2013 - U Street Music Hall, Washington, DC
18/10/2013 - Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY
19/10/2013 - Making Time @ Voyeur, Philadelphia, PA
20/10/2013 - Sinclair, Boston, MA


24/10/2013 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW***
25/10/2013 – Melbourne Festival @ The Hub, Melbourne, QLD
26/10/2013 – ATP Release The Bats, Melbourne, QLD

***Support from Standish/Carlyon and Kanyon


09/11/13 – Club2 Club Festival, Turin, IT
13/11/13 – Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL****
14/11/13 – Kagelbanan, Stockholm, SE
15/11/13 – John Dee, Oslo, NO
16/11/13 – Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, DK
17/11/13 – Tavastia, Helsinki, FL

****Support from Luke Abbott
More dates to be added shortly.