Fila Brazillia

Steve Cobby & Dave McSherry.

Also known as FB, Fila Basilia, Fila Bazillia, Fila Brasilia, Fila Brazila, Fila Brazilia, Fila Brazilla, Fila Brizilia, Filia Brazillia
Members of Fila Brazillia: Dave McSherry, Steve Cobby
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.23online.co.uk/, http://www.23online.co.uk/php/filabrazillia.php, http://www.facebook.com/FilaBrazillia, https://twitter.com/FilaBrazillia, http://www.myspace.com/filabrazillia, http://www.myspace.com/filabrazilliafans, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fila_Brazillia, https://soundcloud.com/filabrazillia, http://filabraz.bandcamp.com/, http://www.youtube.com/user/filabrazillia1

Discography of Fila Brazillia:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Black Market Gardening 9 Audio 1996-11-00 Pork Recordings
2 Power Clown 13 Audio 1998-08-00 Pork Recordings
3 Luck Be A Weirdo Tonight 11 Audio 1997-06-00 Pork Recordings
4 Old Codes New Chaos 12 Audio 1994-08-00 Pork Recordings
5 Maim That Tune 9 Audio 1995-09-00 Pork Recordings
6 Mess 14 Audio 1996-04-00 Pork Recordings
7 A Touch Of Cloth 12 Audio 2001 Twentythree
8 Brazilification (Remixes 95-99) 18 Audio 1999-00-00 Kudos Records (3)
9 AnotherLateNight 15 Audio 2001-02-19 Azuli Records
10 The Speewah / Feathery Legs 2 Audio 1998-07-00 Pork Recordings
11 AnotherLateNight 15 Audio 2001-00-00 Kinetic Records
12 Sycot Motion EP 4 Audio 1996-04-08 Mindfood Records
13 Jump Leads 11 Audio 2002-02-00 Twentythree
14 Luck Be A Weirdo Tonight 11 Audio 2001-00-00 Twentythree
15 AnotherLateNight 12 Audio 2001-02-19 Azuli Records
16 Sycot Motion EP 4 Audio 1996 Mindfood Records
17 Brazilification 2 Audio 1994 Mindfood Records
18 A Touch Of Cloth 12 Audio 2002 Twentythree
19 Black Market Gardening 9 Audio 2001 Twentythree
20 Pots & Pans / The Sheriff 2 Audio 1994 Mindfood Records
21 Slacker 3 Audio 1994-10-00 Pork Recordings
22 Black Market Gardening 9 Audio 2001-00-00 Twentythree
23 Ridden Pony 3 Audio 1999 Twentythree
24 Mermaids 3 Audio 1991-09-00 Pork Recordings
25 Ridden Pony 3 Audio 1999 Twentythree
26 Spill The Beans 3 Audio 2001-11-00 Twentythree
27 Throwing Down A Shape 2 Audio 1998-12-00 Pork Recordings
28 Bitten Bugs 3 Audio 1999 Twentythree
29 Bovine Funk / Here Comes Pissy Willy 2 Audio 1998-10-00 Pork Recordings
30 Nature Boy (AnotherLateNight) 2 Audio Treacle
31 Maim That Tune 9 Audio 2001 Twentythree
32 Saucy Joints EP 4 Audio 2002-11-00 Twentythree
33 Fila Funk / Rankine (Live At Bounce) 2 Audio 1993-01-00 Pork Recordings
34 Soft Music Under Stars / Blood 2 Audio 1996-06-00 Pork Recordings
35 Pots & Pans / The Sheriff 2 Audio 1993-03-00 Pork Recordings
36 A Zed & Two L's / Harmonicas Are Shite 2 Audio 1995-03-00 Pork Recordings
37 Brazilification (Remixes 95-99) 18 Audio 1999 Kudos Records (3)
38 We Build Arks (Remixes) 4 Audio 2002 Twentythree
39 Wigs, Bifocals And Nurishment 2 Audio 1997-02-00 Pork Recordings
40 Rankine 2 Audio 1992-06-00 Pork Recordings
41 Three White Roses & A Budd 4 Audio 2002-00-00 Twentythree
42 Old Codes New Chaos 12 Audio 2002 Twentythree
43 Power Clown 13 Audio 2001 Twentythree
44 We Build Arks Remixes 3 Audio 2002 Twentythree
45 Fila Brazillia Versus A Certain Ratio 3 Audio 2003 Twentythree
46 Saucy Joints 4 Audio 2002 Twentythree
47 FB@V&A 2 Audio 2001 Twentythree
48 B2 21 Audio 2003 Twentythree
49 Jump Leads 11 Audio 2002 Twentythree
50 Old Codes New Chaos 12 Audio 2001 Twentythree


(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).


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