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Fila Brazillia

Band, 1990-2006 GB, Kingston upon Hull
Electronic and Dance
A.k.a. Steve Cobby & Dave McSherry. 2 Loops Lautrec

(From Fila Brazillia's website): "In 1990 David 'Man' McSherry and Steve Cobby began to record as Fila Brazillia. Hitherto their collaborations had been infrequent and ultra-spontaneous. Both had maintained positions in conventional bands but needed to trade the constraints of the "write - rehearse - gig - record" treadmill for a more fluent, and ultimately enjoyable approach. A nursery period for a music culled from sonic experiments and ideas quickly put to tape emerged. A treatment of all sounds as "objet trouvé" and a hobbyist attitude prevailed. When Dave Brennand a.k.a. Porky heard a piece composed on a wet Wednesday, he asked to release it. They happily agreed. As previous unreleased work hadn't warranted anything but comedy monickers - "Dada Black Sheep" being one - a name was needed. At that time the media's "killer dog frenzy" was in full swing and a breed known as the fila brasiliero was the subject of a debate in the Commons. This was misheard on the radio by Steve, proposed and accepted for the single and eventually the name stuck. The track "Mermaids", was Fila Brazillia's first single, released in Spring 1991, and marked the beginning of a decade which saw Fila yield seven highly acclaimed albums and a skip-full of singles on Pork Recordings and over 60 remixes." Steve Cobby's current projects (2009) include establishing Steel Tiger Records with Sim Lister; home to J*S*T*A*R*S and The Cutler (Cobby collaborations with Lister and Porky).

     
Members
PortraitDave McSherry
g, b, key GB
PortraitSteve Cobby
g, key GB
Popular Tracks   
A Zed And Two L's on Maim That Tune by Fila Brazillia
Throwing Down A Shape on Power Clown by Fila Brazillia
Subtle Body on Maim That Tune by Fila Brazillia
Harmonicas Are Shite on Maim That Tune by Fila Brazillia
Mermaids - Lunar Dub on Mermaids by Fila Brazillia
Leggy on Maim That Tune by Fila Brazillia
Lotus Eaters - Fila Brazillia Remix on All Back to the Mine: Volume I - A Collection of Remixes by Moloko
Bugs Will Bite on A Touch of Cloth by Fila Brazillia
Soul Sauce on Soul Sauce by Cal Tjader
Airlock Homes on A Touch of Cloth by Fila Brazillia

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Discography


Title Artist Year Type
Play It Again, SIM.Fila Brazillia2009Album
NeanderthalFila Brazillia2007Single
One Track MindFila Brazillia2007Album
Retrospective 1990-2006Fila Brazillia2006Compil.
The Goggle Box EPFila Brazillia2004Single
DicksFila Brazillia2004Album
Another Fine MessFila Brazillia2004Album
The Life And Times Of Phoebus BrumalFila Brazillia2004Album
Fila Brazillia Versus A Certain RatioFila Brazillia Versus A Certain Ratio2003Single
B2Fila Brazillia2003Compil.
Saucy Joints EPFila Brazillia Plus Djinji Brown2002Album
Jump LeadsFila Brazillia2002Album
We Build Arks (Remixes)Fila Brazillia2002Album
Three White Roses & A BuddHarold Budd, Bill Nelson & Fila Brazillia2002Album
FB@V&AFila Brazillia2001Album
Nature Boy (AnotherLateNight)Fila Brazillia2001Single
AnotherLateNightFila Brazillia2001Album
Spill The BeansFila Brazillia2001Album
Bitten BugsFila Brazillia1999Album
Ridden PonyFila Brazillia1999Album
A Touch Of ClothFila Brazillia1999Album
Brazilification (Remixes 95-99)Fila Brazillia1999Compil.
Power ClownFila Brazillia1998Album
Bovine Funk / Here Comes Pissy WillyFila Brazillia1998Album
Throwing Down A ShapeFila Brazillia1998Album
The Speewah / Feathery LegsFila Brazillia1998Album
Wigs, Bifocals And NurishmentFila Brazillia1997Album
Luck Be A Weirdo TonightFila Brazillia1997Album
MessFila Brazillia1996Album
Pelé / SócratesArakatuba + Ballistic Brothers + Fila Brazillia1996Album
Soft Music Under Stars / BloodFila Brazillia1996Album
Black Market GardeningFila Brazillia1996Album
Sycot Motion EPFila Brazillia1996Album
A Zed & Two L's / Harmonicas Are ShiteFila Brazillia1995Album
Maim That TuneFila Brazillia1995Album
BrazilificationFila Brazillia1994Album
Old Codes New ChaosFila Brazillia1994Album
SlackerFila Brazillia1994Album
Fila Funk / Rankine (Live At Bounce)Fila Brazillia1993Album
Pots & Pans / The SheriffFila Brazillia1993Album
RankineFila Brazillia1992Album
MermaidsFila Brazillia1991Single
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