Funboys is the Norwegian-Australian musical collaboration between Audun Fiskerud (elsewhere [Gold Coast] musical director) and Adam Inglis (better known as A Disco Ate My Baby! www.adambaby.com). Their friendship and production collaboration was born from a mutual penchant for late nights, stiff drinks, bad dance-moves, house, techno, funk, punk, and punk-funk.
A few years back the two lads started meeting up in Adam’s studio on Friday afternoons with the aim of finishing a baker’s dozen beers as well as an edit that Audun could play out the very same night at elsewhere, the highly regarded club on the Gold Coast, Australia, where Audun has been musical director and resident disc-jockey for an entire decade. After overcoming their cultural differences and associated language barriers the Funboys Friday afternoon edit sessions started to yield some half-decent results, many of which became infamous hits at the elsewhere social club. Funboys took on tracks such as ‘Fantastic Voyage’ by Lakeside, ‘In The Evening’ by Sheryl Lee Ralph, ‘If I Gave You A Party’ by Sexual Harassment, and ‘The Mexican’ by Babe Ruth; most still available for download on this Soundlcoud page.
The natural progression from these humble and beer-battered beginnings was to venture into writing original material. If one puts the abovementioned edits in a bucket and shakes vigorously one gets the notion of where the Funboys sound has evolved from. Add to these influences the fact that Adam has been a collector of original hardware drum-machines and analogue synths for over 30 years, and the un-polished and refreshingly unconventional Funboys sound is starting to make sense. The boys also don’t mind making their tracks even more fun and askew by throwing in live elements like guitars, bass, senseless voices, and a myriad of home-made makeshift percussion such as toilet-roll holders and empty coffee tins.
Funboys have previously released on Australian label Future Classic (‘All I Heard (Funboys Remix)’ - Mitzi) and Golden Bug’s La Belle Records (‘That Guy’ – Funboys).
The ‘Occasional Crossdressers EP’ consisting of four original Funboys tracks was recently released on UK-based Mullet Records.