The Horns of Fury take on the Wild West and win, get a new trumpeter and then go one louder…GIGS!

The Horns of Fury take on the Wild West and win, get a new trumpeter and then go one louder…GIGS!

Hello. So it’s halfway through the year, and good fuck we’ve been busy. Firstly, our new song The Cowboy is done and dusted and available for listening and buying. Among the many flattering comments we’ve had: ‘yes’, ‘thanks’, ‘that’s good’, ‘a triumph’ (The Sun). Listen and download here. And send us your opinions and comments. Next up, our line-up has changed a bit. At the end of 2012 we waved goodbye to long-suffering serving trumpeteer Greg who is trying to break into the high-energy Putney badminton scene and so could not afford the time to be in the band. We replaced him with an impertinent young upstart named ‘Big Dave’ whose lips appear to be made from cast iron and who is undoubtedly a worthy addition to our ranks. Welcome Dave. Dave says hi. And then we thought, ‘is 7 members enough?’ Surely 8 members is better! So we recruited guitarist and general soundscape noisesmith MIKE PAIN. We’ve gone one louder. Mike made his DFATHOF debut at our June gig in Shepherd’s Bush. Welcome Mike. Hang on…is 8 members enough??? Etc etc forever, until everyone, including you, is in the band. Pics of these new people can be found in the pics bit. Next gig is the Hootananny in Brixton, Fri 5 July. Free in before 10! If you haven’t been to the Hooty you haven’t experienced its party atmosphere and general hedonistic abandon vibe (read: drunk). More gigs in the ‘gigs’ link. And more recording to follow in the coming months!...
We’re Back.

We’re Back.

DFATHOF are back with a new release…PLUNDER. The EP consists of 3 tracks, and is an upbeat menagerie of songs about pirates, computer games and shopkeepers. It’s been 6 months in the making but you’ll hear that in the Queen-esque harmonies, the Spector-esque wall of sound, and the incredibly witty lyrics about being gay for a computer game character. The artwork is , as always, by the wonderful 5683. The title track ‘Guybrush Threepwood’ tells the sordid tale of my childhood love for the one and only…. Guybrush Threepwood. If you’ve ever played Monkey Island®, you’ll understand how a pixelated pirate can take over your life. Track 2 is a song about mutiny aboard a pirate ship. A Captain. His Crew. An albatross. A sick parrot. Some stale biscuits. And some other stuff too. We’ve actually been filming the video for this using a green screen and whether it turns out great or shite, we had a proper good time filming it, especially when we had to repeatedly throw Matt The Drummer over a bit of wood. Look: That’ll be ready soon. The FINAL track on the EP is called ‘The Man In The Deli’. The song was written to outline the naivety that people face on a day-to-day basis because of language barriers, however made into something fun, not boring. I’m the naive one, the Man In The Deli  makes me look like a dick. But not to my knowledge. It’s based on a real man in a real Deli at the Ditmas Ave stop in Brooklyn, NYC where I used to live. He was proper cool and had pictures of him doing flying...