Hello there friends. Apologies for the slightly belated nature of this delight. Rumpus distracted us massively from our usual Friday internet frolicking as we had to hot-tail it down to London to get covered from head to toe in glitter. It was very shiny. Massive thanks to the crew at Rumpus – we had an awesome night of fun and frolicks.. some mind-bending outfits and people all over the place.. and it was great fun playing with ‘Perhaps Contraption’ who are Dexter’s Delight for last week – well played guys! – extra kudos to the sousaphone player who had to keep himself low in case of banging his instrument on the low stage ceiling!
All-righty then! I almost forgot to mention – as well as tonight in Newcastle, tomorrow in Edinburgh and next weekend in London, we’re also playing a local gig at Smokestack in Leeds on Wednesday – April 2nd – any northerners who aren’t too busy on a Wednesday evening, please pop down as we probably won’t be playing Leeds again until September.
Dexter’s delight for this week is one of our favourite ever bands – we went to see them together last year at The Hifi Club in Leeds (supported by the excellent Lazy Habits) where they (almost literally) blew us all away. They got a lot of attention after doing a few kick-ass covers but their original stuff has always been on our playlists while on tour for the last few years. This particular tune is an instrumental but you must check out some of their more hip-hoppy tunes if you get a chance – this is Youngblood Brass Band:
Is Spring upon you yet? Can you smell the daffodils and taste the sweet nectar of pollen in the air? Are your bones finally thawing out and unclenching after the months of cold? Is the ice in your heart finally melting into little pools of happiness to welcome another new year of new life, renewal and breath-taking and limitless potential?
No, me neither. BUT we are going to be playing some awesome gigs to get everyone shaking their asses and sweating their be-jesuses off so that should turn up the heat like Satan’s stoker! This weekend we have the Hoochie Coochie in Newcastle on Friday evening (that’s the 28th for those of you without your calenders open) followed swiftly by a Twisted Circus at the Mash House in Edinburgh on Saturday where we shall be supporting the wonderful Victorian Trout Conspiracy!
But next weekend… next weekend, we’ll be down in London town for the incredible spectacular that is RUMPUS- an incredible, Shiny, indoor festival-type extravaganza! So if you’re anywhere near the South of England on April 4th, get yourself a ticket right here, right now before they sell out!
In the meantime, why don’t you check out our listening page? We’ve put our most recent EP up there and you may not have heard all those songs before.. we’ve got a load of other new ones to wrap your ears round at these upcoming gigs and we wouldn’t want you to fall behind……
It’s the weekend again! Dexter and the boys are dusting off our 1920s gear and heading on down to play a nice little private party in Leeds this evening, but we’re massively looking forward to playing the Hoochie Coochie in Newcastle this time next week!
So we have a new delight for you all – it’s a little different from our previous delights but still epic, clever and has a brilliant beat. These guys are based in Australia and have been making their own version of the news for quite a while – Rap News. Juice media recently started up their 2nd series with an even bigger budget and it’s looking like its going to be the 21st century’s most intelligent and thoughtful news show yet, but with epic beats!! This particular report has a guest weather forecast from Sage Francis which is just sublime… Enjoy!
It is with heavy heart and trembling lips that we say farewell to our Trombone player, Joe Rogers. Our gig at Wharf Chambers in Leeds next Friday will be the last show Joe will play with us, as commitments elsewhere have meant that he can no longer commit the necessary time and energy to the band. It’s the end of an era and we’re all a bit sad……..
So in order to try and cheer us up, we present a video from a mental trio based in Berlin – The Dirty Honkers. Dexter and the brass boys were lucky enough to meet these crazy honkers last weekend and their show is INCREDIBLE! Check them out.
What do we have ‘ere then? Only an amazing sextet from Tokyo we discovered last year with the most incredible energy we’ve heard in a long time.. Soil and Pimp Sessions. They kick ass – check them out.
In other news, after a lovely little unveiling of three new songs at Nottingham House in Sheffield last weekend, we’re looking forward to blasting them out at Hoochie Coochie in Newcastle on the 28th of this month, then again at Mash House in Edinburgh on the 29th. Keep your ears peeled. Also check out FLACS which is now available for listening on our Soundcloud page. Meanwhile, Dexter and the brass section are running off to France this weekend for some nonsense with some clowns known as Slamboree.. but that’s another story.. now – on with the pimps!
We’re going to try something new for March 2014 – Dexter Delights – Dexter will be showing some of his favourite bands’ videos every week for your viewing pleasure. Check in every Friday in March for a new delight. While I’m here I should mention we’ll be playing in Sheffield this Saturday at Nottingham House around 10pm – come have fun with us!
For this week’s delight we have the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. A wonderful brass group from Chicago. Enjoy!
Well 2013 has been an awesome year for us – new music videos, a new EP, playing some wonderful festivals, supporting Hackney Colliery Band, Roy Ayers, and of course a brilliant tour! We’ve written quite a few new songs that we’ll be unleashing in 2014 as well as some groovy new covers. Our first gig of the new year will be at Cask Corner in Doncaster on January 18th so come on down if you fancy a winter boogie. In the meantime, Dexter and co wish you all a very Happy New Year and hope to see you in 2014!
Stop press! Anyone who likes amazing vibraphone players who pioneered Jazz Funk, please come down to Leeds University on Thursday 5th December as DD&TFS will be supporting the one and only Roy Ayers! Tickets can be bought at this website here.
Check out his awesome tunes here and we will see you there!
That’s right! It’s been a hell of a tour and time is ticking towards our finale – anyone and everyone in and around London should come and see us this Friday at Hootanannys Brixton. No excuses, needs must when the Devil Drives and he drives you here!
95 Effra Road, London SW2 1DF – free before 9pm, £3 after. Be there.