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DC Fontana return to South Wales for a long overdue live gig in the Welsh capital at The Globe, Cardiff
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DC Fontana are like sonic timelords, continually re-generating & re-inventing themselves with a stream of classy music to defy genre labelling.
Creating turned-on music to shake your hips & pluck your heartstrings with rhythm & bruise . . . . the DCs are like musical chameleons changing colour & never standing still.
Founding member Mark Mortimer plays bass & is one of the two main song-writers along with Scott Riley who used to play with Spectrum, the psychedelic off-shoot of the Spacemen 3.
The group's new 'Pentagram Man EP' reached no 3 in the International Indie Charts & the group will be recording its next album throughout 2013.
In the meantime, the band's French & Italian sung album 'La Contessa' is available as are the recent 'Meshkalina EP' & debut album 'Six Against Eight' fromwww.dcfontana.com/shop.html
(NB: DC Fontana release quality vinyl records, CDs & mp3 downloads).
Sleeve notes on the new 'La Contessa' record were written by jazz legends Keith & Julie Tippetts (aka Driscoll).
With producer Donald Ross Skinner (Julian Cope, Prolapse, Salad, Cud, Kiosk, etc) at the helm the DCs delivered the kitchen-sink drama 'Six Against Eight' after camping inside the famous Parr Street Studios in Liverpool – where they had been invited to record by legendary Echo & The Bunnymen guitarist Will Sergeant.
Here they came up with a fascinating collection of mesmerising tunes: a sonic stew of eclectic ingredients. The debut album & the follow up 'Meshkalina' have been critically acclaimed for the band’s cool & varied sound, steeped in amazing musicianship, fabulous vocals & compelling studio production – music, which sounds just as good as the old & as forward thinking as the new.
Their releases combine with a series of allegorical short art-films to prove that DC Fontana are more than just fine songwriters, singers & musicians; & the group is as excitingly unpredictable as it is sizzling on stage where the DCs have earned a reputation for being one of the best bands in Europe.
Blending ingredients from psychedelia, jazz, R&B & folk, DC Fontana are as urban as Harry Palmer & as pagan and hallucinatory as Lord Summerisle…..