Deadpan Interference is a doomgaze four-piece from Copenhagen. They’ve only been around since 2013, but they’ve already generated a ton of buzz as one of the best new shoegaze bands around and one of the best new Danish groups regardless of genre.
I happened upon this song the other day and I was immediately in love. I love the thick bass and the sonic assault delivered by the guitars. Lots and lots of feedback and fuzz. There’s quite a lot going on without a lot of fuss being made. They’re just efficient.
They’re a bit gothy and a bit sludgy. They’re definitely dark and dirty. I don’t even know what or who to compare them to. Like a co-ed version of a less drugged-out version of Love and Rockets, maybe. I can’t immediately think of anything more contemporary.
Anyway, their self-titled debut EP or mini-album or whatever you want to call it came out this February, and I just found out about it. It clocks in at only 21 minutes or something like that. 6 songs. Just enough to leave me desperate for more.
Today’s song is barely even two minutes long, but they get a lot done in a short period of time.
This is that song:
“I Like The Taste (of Ugly Women)” by Deadpan Interference
The bass. The feedback-laden guitars. Astrid Samuelsen’s vocals. The less-is-more drumming by Max Cosnier. All of it. It’s all tidy and brilliant.
Starting at about 0:44, there’s a bit when one of the guitars is doing sort of a “When The Levee Breaks” thing, and I love that. I’m not a big Led Zepplin fan by any stretch of the imagination. I do, however, love that song “When The Levee Breaks”..
I like also that there aren’t really any lyrics in the song. Nothing other than “I like the taste of ugly women”.
Here’s the official video for the song:
Simple and pure. It’s brilliant because of that. Watch it, then watch it again. Over and over.
You can buy a digital download of Deadpan Interference via the Drone Records bandcamp page here. At the moment, 36 DKK = $5.25 USD.