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 Kung Fu kicks on the Deli wall, but I only ever went there for cigarettes, condoms, and batteries, so every time I walked in, he’d ask me which one of those I wanted. I hope he’s still there cos I’m gonna visit him one day and say:
“Hey you won’t remember me, I lived near here over 10 years ago. For a period of 2-3 months I frequented your shop purely to purchase cigarettes, condoms, and batteries. Now I’m in a band. We’re not famous but I wrote a song about you that you’ll prolly hate. Anyway, C U!”
I can’t wait.
EP available now on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and YourMum.
MUCHOS LOVOS MYOS AMOROS.
Danny Fontaine. X