The girls from Søm and Tømmerstø has already made the "musicpolice" angry but the jungeltelegraph has given them a name in the underground.
KRISTIANSAND: - Omg, it was really just a joke from the beginning, but now everything is taking off. We get mails from all over the world and are played in clubs in london and berlin, says vocalist julie illona balas.
- We also get angry mail from established bands that are pissed because of all the attention we get says Ellinor Aurora Aasgaard
The two girls from Søm and Tømmerstø, more known as Fitts for Fight, think it is hard to believe how fast the 'jungeltelegraph' has given them a name in the music underground.
Their songs are played several thousand times on Myspace, and on several debateforums online there's countinous debating on what the girls really are up to.
Are they taking a piss on the musicbusiness? Are they hardcore feminists? And are they really to be taken seriously?
-At school there are now so much gossip about us, that its starting to get uncomfortable. But we dont care, we're really just having fun, says Julie.
Then she admits:
- We are pretty wierd both of us, and i think people always has seen us as a bit special/unormal. Because of that it is not really a big deal what people think og say. We can take most of it, she says.
Without shred of shyness or nerves the two girls has already attaced several big scenes in Norway. They have played at Tou Scene in Stavanger, Uffa in Trondheim and Spasibar in Oslo.
- After the concert at Spasibar in oslo some guy came over to us and checked if we had shaven our armpits, cause if not, he was sure that we were feminists sendt out on a mission by the womensgroup Ottar (a militant feminist org. in norway) the girls laugh.
With naive computermusic blended with nintendo and commodore sounds and last but not least naughty lyrics- the girls has made the "musicpolice" angry.
"If the concept is supposed to be ironic (i hope for their sake it is) then the humour missed me with at least a mile. Tip for next years festival: dont expose us to anything like this again." one critic wrote after the gig in Trondheim.
Minors at their own concerts
Problem is that people love FFF. The songs "Fuck Off And Die", "MonsterMachine" and "You´re Dead" have become "vorspielhits" everywhere across the country. The girls has gotten over 2000 mails with questions about cds and t-shirts.
-Honestly nobody can really say that our music is good. Rather on the contrary, we are actually making something that is so ugly that people just have to love it, Julie says and adds:
- We have been offered a recorddeal, but we turned it down. We think it is better to have full control ourselves.
-Btw. we are playing a gig in Rotterdam in october. We are booked for something called
Lady Fest Festival, says Julie.
- Are you travelling alone?
- Yes or no, our soundtechnican comes as an guardian. He is pretty sensible.
-Does your gigorganizers know how old you are?
- No off course not, we are'nt really old enough to get into our own concerts.
- What does your parents say about you travelling around norway singin about death and porn?
- They are not allowed into our gigs. But i think they are proud of us.Cause we dont really do anything wrong, we are just making music and having fun says Julie.