Bit of a Shambles
- Artist: The Austin Francis Connection
- Format: CD
- Release Date:9/19/2006
What happens when you take UK Hip Hop pioneer Edi Johnston, one of the lynchpins of noise merchants 'Psalmistry' and team him up with a UK beatboxing finalist and an acoustic guitarist? The answer is The Austin Francis Connection a refreshing approach to Hip Hop. Edi a veteran of Glastonbury and Reading, deconstructed his approach to music and with Mark & Hobbit has echoed that in a 'turn up, plug in & play' aesthetic. Their songs cover topics from Cookery and Weather Forecasting, to Funerals and Self Harm. Less Eminem, more Morecambe & Wise, The Austin Francis Connection follow in the Grand English TraditionTM of taking Americana and hitting it for six. Having been greeted by an incredibly positive response at Make Some Noise (UK Beatbox Gathering) and Cypher (UK Hiphop Gathering), The AFC entertained the audience at Greenbelt 05 to much acclaim - and figured they may as well do a few more gigs and see what happens... They were credited as being one of the most exciting bands at Greenbelt 06, comments like this by DJ Vadim 'Doesn't sound like a Shambles at all....Actually quite good...'. Investigate the world of The Austin Francis Connection and get connected.