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
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Discography of Fila Brazillia:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
51 Mess 14 Audio 2001 Twentythree
52 Another Fine Mess 14 Audio 2004 Azuli Records
53 Another Fine Mess 12 Audio 2004-00-00 Azuli Records
54 The Life And Times Of Phoebus Brumal 14 Audio 2004-06-00 Twentythree
55 Dicks 23 Audio 2004-09-20 Twentythree
56 The Goggle Box EP 3 Audio 2004 Twentythree
57 Pelé / Sócrates 3 Audio 1996 Mr Bongo
58 Retrospective 1990-2006 14 Audio 2006-04-10 Twentythree
59 Neanderthal 3 Audio 2007-04-30 Twentythree
60 One Track Mind 4 Audio 2007-06-01 Twentythree
61 Pots & Pans / The Sheriff 2 Audio 1993-03-00 Pork Recordings
62 Brazilification 2 Audio 1994 Mindfood Records
63 Retrospective 14 Audio 2006-04-10 Twentythree
64 Pelé / Sócrates 3 Audio 1996 Mr Bongo
65 Slacker 3 Audio 1994-10-00 Pork Recordings
66 Fila Brazillia Versus A Certain Ratio 3 Audio 2003 Twentythree
67 Pots & Pans / The Sheriff 2 Audio 1994 Mindfood Records
68 The Speewah / Feathery Legs 2 Audio 1998-07-00 Pork Recordings
69 Fila Funk / Rankine (Live At Bounce) 2 Audio 1993-01-00 Pork Recordings
70 A Zed & Two L's / Harmonicas Are Shite 2 Audio 1995 Pork Recordings
71 Brazilification 2 Audio 1994 Mindfood Records
72 Another Fine Mess 14 Audio 2004 Azuli Records
73 Three White Roses & A Budd 4 Audio 2002-00-00 Twentythree
74 Power Clown 13 Audio Pork Recordings (2)
75 Three White Roses & A Budd 4 Audio 2002-08-27 Twentythree
76 Slacker 3 Audio 1994 Pork Recordings
77 Brazilification 1 (Remixes 95-99) 9 Audio 2001 Moon Records (2)

(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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