November last year saw the birth of the DefDFires band, like many of the band members themselves the group took it’s first steps in Kilburn. The debut performance was a run of three nights supporting Rubberbandits in Powers Bar, all three nights sold out and the live band was thrust into the world, leaping and screaming with the joyful intensity DDF supporters will know well, now backed some beefy instrumentation. The new members include original Undali member Gringo Grasshopper on bass, Tiffer Morris on drums and the return of DDF founding member Jayla Payne on guitar (and maybe even the odd cheeky verse). We went on to play a good string of gigs including Proud Galleries and Hootanannys before we had to retreat into hiding to complete our work on O:ZN, now that we are out of the cave I’m pleased to say that the band will return soon, bigger, better and with even more hoe-down headbanging hip-shaking madness.
Last Halloween we went down to Brighton’s ‘Beach of the Dead’ zombie walk to film a video for ‘Survival Guide’. Our good friend Dan-DNA came up with the idea of capturing some footage of us clowning around amidst thousands of zombies, so we got our make up out, made some blood packs, obtained a chainsaw and hoped on the train down to Brighton. We took along the very talented Joe Conner to shoot and direct, and our resident zombie expert Kai Owens. We also had Mike Massaro on hand to catch some extra footage as well as some (more) great photos of the zombified DDF.
Watch out for the video dropping soon…
In 2010 DDF discovered the joy of world zombie day, a wonderful occasion for zombie enthusiasts worldwide. The traditional celebration for this holiday is to take to the streets with hundreds of other zombies and get pissed, and that’s exactly what we did. We took our good friend Mike Massaro along for the ride and he got some great snaps of us in all our undead glory, sexy.