Bingo Fury releases poised debut album ‘Bats Feet For A Widow’

Bristol-based musician Bingo Fury has released his accomplished experimental debut album, Bats Feet For A Widow.

Bingo Fury

The moniker of Bristol-based musician Jack Ogborne, Bingo Fury has delivered a first record replete with his typically intricate compositions and jazzy arrangements.

With an air of Scott Walker’s graceful balladry, Bats Feet For A Widow packs many poetic refrains into its neatly-packaged nine tracks and 28-minute runtime; “I keep waking up with all your tattoos” (‘Unlistening’), “I thought you were a place / Rather than a person” (‘My Cup Overflows’), among them.

Have a listen to album closer ‘Leather Sky’ via the visualiser below, from which the strikingly bare, noirish album artwork derives.

The full album was recorded in a local church in Bristol, adding to the somewhat contradictory sense of grandeur and minimalism contained within the project.

Its release, via well-regarded label state51, follows Bingo’s 2022 EP ‘Mercury’s Cut’, and extends his soul-searching exploration into his complex religious upbringing in Bristol and his quest for a balanced approach to creativity.

Bats Feet For A Widow’s arrival comes ahead of, and largely springboards, an impressive forthcoming run of tour dates across the UK and Europe for Bingo Fury.

Throughout March, he’ll be sauntering through a number of dates in support of London-based band Folly Group before headline shows of his own in April. 

Photo: Holly De Looze

See the full run of live dates below.

1 March 2024 – Les Inrocks Festival, Paris

12 March 2024 – Dead Wax, Bimingham (supporting Folly Group)

13 March 2024 – Arts Club, Liverpool (supporting Folly Group)

14 March 2024 – Yes, Manchester (supporting Folly Group)

15 March 2024 – Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds (supporting Folly Group)

11 April 2024 – Neu Waves @ The Deco, Southsea

16 April 2024 – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton

17 April 2024 – Where Else?, Margate

18 April 2024 – Folklore, London

19 April 2024 – Esquires, Bedford

20 April 2024 – The Jam Jar, Bristol (w/ special extended line-up)

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