Fruit Tones is a rock n’ roll band from Manchester. There is nothing artificial about them; what you see is what it is. Real music played by real people for real reasons. Nothing else. Their second LP Pink Wafer Factory, released by underground legends Alien Snatch! and Fuzzkill Records, was recorded, produced and mixed at their Manchester rehearsal space during lockdown, and mastered by Mikey Young (Eddy Current Suppression Ring). An album that exemplifies their irony and impudence and that halo of “born to lose” under a Stonian production.
Pink Wafer Factory sounds like the Velvet Underground spilling into a demented honky-tonky, jumping onto the dance floor in sixties boots, Buddy Holly spasms and guitar phrasings that would make Chuck Berry blush. Influences from early rock n’ roll, country, blues, garage, punk and glam merge into a whole that explodes in your face with an integrity and self-confidence that might seem like they invented the recipe themselves.