News

Feb 23, 2017

Blanck Mass (the solo project of Fuck Buttons' Benjamin John Power) is releasing a new albumWorld Eater, on March 3 via Sacred Bones. More

Feb 16, 2017

Blanck Mass (the solo project of Fuck Buttons' Benjamin John Power) is releasing a new albumWorld Eater, on March 3 via Sacred Bones. Previously the electronic musician shared the album's first two singles, "Please" and "Silent Treatment." Now "Please" has a video. Michael Tan directed the strange computer animated clip, which you can watch below. More

Feb 02, 2017

Blanck Mass (the solo project of Fuck Buttons' Benjamin John Power) is releasing a new albumWorld Eater, on March 3 via Sacred Bones. More

Jan 10, 2017

Blanck Mass (the solo project of Fuck Buttons' Benjamin John Power) has announced a new album, World Eater, and shared its first single, "Please." World Eater is due out March 3 via Sacred Bones. Below is "Please," followed by the album's tracklist and cover art. More

Jean-Michel Jarre Formally Announces Album Featuring M83, Air, Massive Attack, Fuck Buttons, and Mor

Electronica 1: The Time Machine Due Out October 16, Watch Album Trailer

Aug 28, 2015

1970s French electronic music legend Jean-Michel Jarre has long been teasing his new album, previously announcing that it featured such collaborators as Massive Attack, Gesaffelstein, and Tangerine Dream, and releasing the video for "Glory," his song with fellow Frenchman M83.  More

May 04, 2015

As is their want, NPR First Listen is streaming several of next the couple of weeks' notable new albums, including the new ones from Surfer BloodJoanna GruesomeTyondai Braxton, and Patrick WatsonBlanck Mass (aka Benjamin John Power of Fuck Buttons) is also streaming his album,Dumb Flesh, via Soundcloud.  More

Apr 16, 2014

Electro noise duo Fuck Buttons are hitting the road for a string of North American tour dates in support of last year’s album Slow FocusMore

Watch: Fuck Buttons - “Brainfreeze” Video

Make A Face Long Enough It Will Stay That Way

Oct 02, 2013

Releasing their third album Slow Focus earlier this summer, Fuck Buttons have premiered a new music video for the record's second single "Brainfreeze." More

Fuck Buttons Announce Tour Dates

Slow Focus Out Today via ATP

Jul 23, 2013

Today Fuck Buttons releases their new album Slow Focus. What better way to celebrate than hitting the road, right? More

May 30, 2013

Fuck Buttons are back to their noisy selves on new track, “The Red Wing.” More

May 16, 2013

On July 23, Fuck Buttons will release their third album via ATP.  More

Fuck Buttons Go On Tour

Tarot Sport Out Now

Apr 21, 2010

Noise rockers Fuck Buttons are heading out on a North American tour in support of their album Tarot Sport. Catch them beginning May 11th in Los Angeles. We have the full dates. More

All Tomorrow’s Parties NY Announces Additional Line-up

Under the Radar Favorites Avi Buffalo, Sonic Youth, and Vivian Girls Slated to Play

Mar 25, 2010

All Tomorrow's Parties NY is set to take place September 3rd though the 5th at Kutsher's Country Club in Monticello New York. The third day of the event will be guest curated by filmmaker Jim Jarmusch who has handpicked favorites SUNN O))) and Hope Sandoval among others to perform. Meanwhile, September 3rd is "Don't Look Back" day, where musicians perform classic albums in full. We have the line up. Other recent additions include Tortoise, Avi Buffalo, Bardo Pond, BEAK>, Dungen, and others. More

Fuck Buttons Prepare For North American Tour

In Support of Sophomore LP, Tarot Sport

Sep 09, 2009

Noise electronica mongers Fuck Buttons will be touring this November in support of their sophomore LP, Tarot Sport. This is the drone-y duo's follow-up to their debut album—2008's acclaimed Street Horrrsing. Andrew Hung and Benjamin John Power recorded with the legendary DJ, producer and remixer Andrew Weatherall. Tarot Sport will be available October 20th via ATP. More

Fuck Buttons Prep New Album, U.K. Tour

Tarot Sport Comes Out October 12th In The U.K.

Jul 24, 2009

Electronic noise and apocalypse mongers Fuck Buttons are readying the follow-up to 2008's Street Horrrsing. Expect lots of droning, experimental destruction to ensue. The new LP is dubbed Tarot Sport and it's out October 12th on ATP.

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Interviews

2015 Artist Survey: Benjamin John Power of Blanck Mass and Fuck Buttons

Power on 2015's Best Albums, TIDAL, Getting Fired, and Jim Carrey's The Mask

Feb 24, 2016

For Under the Radar's 13th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2015. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2015 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. Here are some answers from Benjamin John Power, who records as Blanck Mass and is also one-half of Fuck ButtonsMore

Remembering First Concerts

Greatest Stories Ever Told

Jul 30, 2010

Musicians reflect on their first concerts. Includes stories from Tegan & Sara, Camera Obscura, Girl Talk, Owen Pallett, Art Brut, The Hold Steady, MGMT, Broken Social Scene, Ariel Pink, !!!, Mew, Real Estate, The Dears, Vivian Girls, Mayer Hawthorne, The Drums, Telekinesis, Fuck Buttons, El Guincho, and more. More

Fuck Buttons

The Art of Noise

Apr 02, 2008

"When the band first started, we were both really excited by the concept of ‘noise’ music as a confrontational tool,” recalls Benjamin John Power, who, along with Andrew Hung, formed Bristol, England’s Fuck Buttons in 2004. “Over time, the sound has developed into something more embracing. It wasn’t a conscious decision on our part to head in this direction. It kind of happened along the way and just seemed right. We still have the same sonic sensibilities as when we first started, but we now tend to try and focus on the more positive side of things when experimenting with sound.” More


Reviews

Green Man Festival 2013 - Edwyn Collins, The Horrors, Low, Fuck Buttons, Band of Horses, and more

Sep 06, 2013

The Green Man Festival has, in the 10 years since its inception, evolved from a one-day, 300-capacity campfire folk show into a week-long, eclectic event playing home to some 22,000 guests. Amongst British festival-goers it has a reputation as one of the summer's highlights and is spoken of as being a world away from the laddish, lager lout-infested, drug-peddling havens that make up the larger part of the Brit festival circuit. More

Slow Focus

Slow Focus

ATP

Jul 19, 2013

They may not have medalled, but for Fuck Buttons, the 2012 Olympic Games in London were a career high. Despite their less-than-radio-friendly moniker, the duo from Bristol, England were catapulted onto the international stage via Danny Boyle's masterful opening ceremony, which revisited the U.K.'s cultural highs and lows in front of an audience of billions.  More

Tarot Sport

Tarot Sport

ATP

Dec 11, 2009

You know it was bound to happen. Bristol noisniks Fuck Buttons, aka Andrew Hung and Benjamin John Power, have hooked up with a big name boardsman-in this case DJ, remixer, and producer Andrew Weatherall-and toned down their aural apocalypse. More