For the last 7 years these DIY sonic alchemists have been creating whacked out soundscapes and songs that appear to have been born from another universe, all from the confines of their sonic bunker. 2015 will be the year they emerge from the frothing underground and bestow upon the world their most grand and ambitious album to date. The direction of the new material expands on the previous 2 lo-fi long-players, which both sold out on word of mouth alone, and have been consistently featured and raved about in top 10 lists of psychedelic blogs over the previous 2 years consecutively.
The group have gained most ground in the past year after a line-up change in December of 2013, at first being joined on bass by Jason Holt (lead guitarist in Pete ‘Sonic Boom’ Kember’s post-Spacemen 3 group ‘Spectrum’), and then later completed by Al Burns on drums. They melted the minds of an over-capacity packed-out room at the legendary Roadburn Festival 2014 in Tilburg, Netherlands, following Walter Roadburn’s ‘Album of The Day’ feature in February for The Second Bardo–
‘These lads are rocking a persistent, fuzz-laden psych-pop style from the school of bands like Spacemen 3 and the Jesus & Mary Chain. The rhythm section and vocals lock into a monotonous churning, grinding juggernaut chug reminiscent of hypno-psych contemporaries Dead Skeletons, but the raw blown-out distorto guitar licks that slice over the top are more in the territory of The Heads or Aqua Nebula Oscillator when they really get going. ‘Beyond Burning Skies’ has a dual guitar splatter that’ll rip your face clean off.’
…and after the performance they were featured again – this time as one of the ‘Unexpected Highlights’ of the festival.
Since then C°DK have been rapidly gaining the attention of fans of fuzz and weirdness worldwide, playing in and around Europe, with accolades often coming from the unexpected. Experimental techno DJ and Golden Pudel resident Helena Hauff singled out ‘Swamp Heron’ as ‘The track I wish I’d signed to my label’ in a recent Guardian (UK) newspaper feature.
Agent: Marije van Veen
Label: Fuzz Club Records
Availability: Upon request