My first introduction to Fur Dixon came from The Cramps '86 Tour promoting their superb "A Date With Elvis" LP (one of my favourites) where she joined the band as their first live bassist. Of course there was also the memorable appearance on The Tube with Fur's gum chewing sneer and fluffy bunny tail proving a huge hit with us Cramps fans. However, Fur's stay in the band ended along with the tour and she then went onto to get involved in the Americana and Folk scene. But now she is back with a new band WTFukushima which features a damn cool line-up including Dusty Watson of The Sonics, Dave Provost of The Dream Syndicate, Bernard Yin from The Fuzztones and Bellrays and Paul Roessler of The Screamers. They have a new album "Return 2 Sender" out now, which you can order from here, and this is preceded by a single, a cover of Buffy Sainte Marie's "Cod'ine".
Our friends at the Brighton based Stay Sick are arranging the U.K. Tour for WTFukushima and more details can be found at the Stay Sick site here. Tickets for the London show at The Moth Club on July 12th can be ordered via the We Got Tickets here. Finally, for more info on Fur Dixon and WTFukushima please check out her official web-site here.