Release Date: Jun 3, 2003
Record label: Astralwerks
Genre(s): Rock, Dance, Electronic, Ska
If the Streets' mash-up of geezer raps, decks, sound systems and goggle-eyed urban tales sounded like a one-off, this duo from Surrey suburbia suggests a whole generation of would-be Mike Skinners may be waiting in the UK's bedrooms. However, Audio Bullys aren't just the Streets Mk II, even if their lyrics plough a similar furrow of late-night druggy tales, fast cars, arguments with mums, rolling Rizlas and badly pronounced swear words (notably "fark"). Wordsmith and wideboy Simon Franks is equal parts Skinner, Shaun Ryder and bellowing builder, but the sounds - courtesy of DJ Tom Dinsdale - come from a different palate.