DFatHoF back in the Studio

DFatHoF back in the Studio

The Horns of Fury are behind a microphone once again putting down what will become the latest DFatHoF epic, ‘the Cowboy’. We’re all really excited about this and no doubt you will be too! (It’s about a cowboy for crissakes, what’s there NOT to be excited about!?!) We have had the pleasure of recording with the formidably talented Paul ‘I am Giant‘ Matthews In his secret hidden laboratory in New Malden. Tat and Jules had Bass and drums down with textbook efficiency. It was first time recording for Missy, did she buckle under the pressure when the red light shone? “Hell no!” she rose spectacularly to the challenge! All that’s left is for Danny to put his vox into the mix: 12 part harmonies agogo! In true DFatHoF style a video is in the pipeline, so keep checking on our progress here to find out more. In other news we are getting greased up for our December gig at the world famous Fighting Cocks which promises to be quite a sheeeebang! More to follow… “Whip snap!”...

“…Well kick me with your rhythm sticks, what a show!”

Compadres, Titus here… …Ended up missing the show due to other more pressing commitments (had to pop over to Calais to sell a bag of badger tails…long story) My agents keep me in the loop however, and I’m reliably informed the gig-goers at the 12bar got their moneys worth. As a manager, that’s all I want to hear. I’m proud of those lads; they’ve pulled a right blinder this time. Apparently those horns skanked up a right storm front of stage. The terrific rhythm section, sounding FRESH… other-side-of-pillow fresh. And as for Mr Fontaine himself… well, If any has been disturbed/brought to tears of jubilation by the performance, please leave a comment bellow. Many thanks, Titus Manager of the Horns of...

Free songs, and a glimpse into my brain…

I’ve been writing songs since I was 15 – that’s nearly half my life. I’ve recently tried to collate them all, but there are hundreds. Some of them are terrible, but some of them, although good, may never be heard by another human (or animal or plant or anything) and so I thought I’d start posting a few online. They’re only demos but I still tried pretty hard. Today I’ve posted ‘Undead Army’. This is a song about an entire military army of zombies, chanting their war cry in unison. There are no instruments in the track, only vocals. You can download it or stream it, play it to your friends (or animals or plants or anything), and I’d love to know what you thought, so do leave a comment. Here’s the link for today: http://lnk.ms/QMByK Fontaine out....
Horns Of Fury Invade Southampton, plus Tom Bone’s new hobby

Horns Of Fury Invade Southampton, plus Tom Bone’s new hobby

Being in the music industry is a bit like wading through chest-high sludge whilst harnessed to a rabid donkey chasing a drowning rabbit in the opposite direction. Things take time. For the past year we’ve been working on 2 songs and 2 music videos. Soon mon droogies, they’ll be finished. And we’ll have a good cry. I have however written a song of my own for Jeff Vandermeer’s new anothology “ODD”.  You can read all about it here or watch the vid! In the meantime we have some gigs coming up in Southampton (@ The Hamptons) this Thursday 9th, and then The New Cross in London on the 17th June. We’ll be playing *BRAND NEW* material at these shows (like new upbeat ska number ‘That Guy’), so hopefully we’ll see yous there. In other news, Tom Bone has taken up the strange new hobby of collecting badger tails and stuffing his old pair of corduroys with them to create his own fluffy badger tail mannequins. His goal is to get them in every shop in Chissick, however so far he has only approached Poundland with his idea who dutifully declined. Poundland were unavailable for comment. Our thoughts and prayers are with Tom...
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...