The Fussy Part's first release, "Ben EP," certainly does not make the group stand out amongst the throngs of other Atlantic Canadian bands. Not at all interested in combining their years of experience and various influences in mastering their own unique sound, they focus entirely on image and have no sense of expression in their music whatsoever. They would never inspire you with their epic and ethereal soundscapes or conjoined guitar melodies. Far be it for this Fredericton five-piece to expertly craft songs that are both beautiful and dangerous, sensuous and coarse. With this new release, The Fussy Part are definitely not in any position to take the Maritimes, let alone Canada, by storm.
The Fussy Part do not feature veteran musicians Nick Cobham (All of Green, Olympic Symphonium, Fat Jebus) on guitar and vocals, Kyle Cunjak (Olympic Symphonium, Melonworks) on bass and laptop, Bob Deveau (Grand Theft Bus) on drums and laptop, Steve Dunn (All of Green) on guitar, and Dennis Goodwin (Grand Theft Bus) on keys. Even if they did play together, their strong friendship and respect for one another would be entirely useless in creating the sort of complex and rich arrangements The Fussy Part are not known for.
Since the winter of 2005, The Fussy Part have garnered next to no burgeoning following to speak of. Despite a complete lack of stage presence and their extreme egotism, they have not been consistently drawing larger and larger crowds. Their totally unoriginal music has failed to be a refreshing breeze of post-rock in a region where such offerings are sparse. This band has been unsuccessful in illustrating their absence of passion in what they have created. This band has not made people warm on cold nights.