D.F.F. | Pouric Songs

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Paul Simon Talking Heads Vampire Weekend

More Artists From
IRELAND

Other Genres You Will Love
Pop: Chamber Pop World: Afro-Pop Moods: Mood: Upbeat
Sell your music everywhere
There are no items in your wishlist.

Pouric Songs

by D.F.F.

'A TRUE MELTING POT OF MUSIC, DFF IS A NEW SUPERGROUP MARKING THE POINT WHERE EVERYTHING FROM CHAMBER POP AND IRISH TRAD TO THE INFLUENCE OF CONGOLESE "GUITAR SORCERER" FRANCO CONVERGE IN GLORIOUS SOUND.' - HOT PRESS
Genre: Pop: Chamber Pop
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Continue Shopping
available for download only
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
1. Mad for You
4:32 album only
clip
2. Phantom Moves
6:27 album only
3. Skin to the Bone
5:59 album only
clip
4. Stone Walls
5:52 album only
5. Beautiful Freaks Like Us
2:47 album only
6. Freaky Funk
5:02 album only
clip
7. Woodlands
4:28 album only
clip
8. Harvest Do
3:17 album only
clip
9. Beauty Becomes You
5:58 album only
clip
10. Quartz
7:07 album only
clip
11. The Mad Magician
4:04 album only
clip
12. Lullaby
4:54 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
'A true melting pot of music, DFF is a new supergroup marking the point where everything from chamber pop and Irish trad to the influence of Congolese "guitar sorcerer" Franco converge in glorious sound.' - Hot Press

'The band's purposeful debut album zings with vibrance and originality' - The Sunday Times

'It’s an interesting and diverse sound they create, that has a mesmeric quality. Their songs slowly build and create grooves that you don’t want to stop!' - Nomoreworkhorse.com

Irish supergroup D.F.F. burst onto the Irish music scene in April 2014 to great acclaim with the release of their stunning debut album 'Pouric Songs' and a 7 date Irish Tour. The band's fresh new sound was heralded with national media coverage including appearances on Ireland's main TV Arts show 'The Works' on RTE 1 and one of the highest rated radio shows in Ireland 'The John Murray Show' on RTE Radio 1.

The first question you may ask about the band is what does D.F.F. mean?

Well, it can mean whatever you want it to mean, whatever definition comes to mind when you hear the exceptional sound of Irelands new cross-genre music sensation!

With an incomparable sound, D.F.F. merge singular talents and international reputations into one genre-bending musical concoction that reflects the diversity of Irelands modern music scene. The band is packed to the brim with extremely talented musicians and between them they have worked with hit songwriters (Damien Rice, Declan O'Rourke, Lisa Hannigan, Shane McGowan), classical orchestras (RT Orchestras), jazz legends (Louis Stewart, Herbie Hancock) and Irelands finest traditional musicians (Martin Hayes, Mairtin O'Connor and Tommy Peoples.)

At the front of the group are three musicians with international reputations across multiple genres. Main songwriter Dave Flynn (guitar/vocals) is as comfortable composing concertos for Martin Hayes (The Gloaming) as he is writing 3 minute pop songs. Vyvienne Long (cello/vocals), famed for her work with Damien Rice, brings her porcelain voice and sultry cello into the mix. The incredible Congolese guitarist Niwel Tsumbu (guitar/vocals) brings an irresistible authenticity to the bands Kinshasa Chamber Pop style.

Add to this a rhythm section featuring four of the busiest musicians in Ireland, Dan Bodwell (double bass), Ciarn Swift (rhythm guitar), Aidan Dunphy (percussion) and Cion OCallaghan (percussion) and you have one of the most exciting groups to emerge in recent times.

This rhythm section are no strangers to working with renowned artists either! Bodwell has been known to play with Julie Feeney and Duke Special. Dunphy has been spotted on percussion with the likes of Declan ORourke and Goats Dont Shave. OCallaghan has plenty of credits on his list, most notably recording and touring with Paddy Casey and Mundy and he has also backed up Shane McGowan and Ronnie Drew on The Late Late Show. And Swift has performed with Fionn Regan and Roesy.

D.F.F.s critically lauded debut album Pouric Songs was recorded in two of the best studios in the world, Peter Gabriels Real World Studios and Grouse Lodge Studios (used by Michael Jackson). The songs are full of glorious pop melodies, poetic lyrics by Pdraic OBeirn and a truly unique instrumentation of male/female co-leads, three guitarists, two percussionists, cello and double bass. The album was released in Ireland in April 2014 with international release in December 2014.

The bands live shows in 2014 were dazzling affairs where the albums songs were stretched in new directions each night through the virtuoso musicianship of D.F.F.

The band are not a shy bunch so feel free to ask them questions in between songs at their shows, they've even been known to get audience members up dancing on stage with them, but whatever you do, please dont ask what D.F.F. stands for! Only you can answer that question...

'Pouric Songs' was recorded in Real World Studios, England; Grouse Lodge Studios, Westmeath; and Sun Studios, Dublin.

1. Mad For You 2. Phantom Moves 3. Skin to the Bone 4. Stone Walls 5. Beautiful Freaks Like Us 6. Freaky Funk
7. Woodlands 8. Harvest Do 9. Beauty Becomes You 10. Quartz 11. The Mad Magician 12. Lullaby

All songs: Lyrics - Pádraic Ó'Beirn; Music - Dave Flynn
Except Freaky Funk: Lyrics - Dave Flynn; Music - Dave Flynn & Niwel Tsumbu

D.F.F.

Dave Flynn - Co-Lead Vocals, Guitars, E-Bow, Mbira, Cimbalom, Glockenspiel, Percussion, Harmony Vocals, Tin Whistle
Vyvienne Long - Co-Lead Vocals, Cello, Harmony Vocals
Niwel Tsumbu - Guitars, Harmony Vocals, Cowbell
Aidan 'Nardo' Dunphy - Drums, Congas, Bongos, Shakers, Triangle, Vibraslap
Cion O'Callaghan - Drums, Congas, Bongos, Shakers, Triangle, Handclaps
Dan Bodwell - Double Bass
Ciarán 'Swifty' Swift - Guitars

Additional Musicians:

Dave Murphy - Deep Bass Vocal Harmonies
Rebecca Flynn - High Vocal Harmonies on 'Lullaby'
Rebecca Flynn, Vyvienne Long, Eun Ok Jang & Louise Flynn - Female Group Backing Vocals
Dave Flynn, Cion O'Callaghan, Niwel Tsumbu, Dave Murphy, Patrick Phillips & Jamie McEvoy - Male Group Backing Vocals
Patrick Phillips - Handclaps
Liam Kelly - Djembe

Produced by Dr. Dave

Engineered by Patrick Phillips (Real World) & Jamie McEvoy (Grouse Lodge/Sun)
Assitant Engineers - Jose Gomez (Real World) & Liam Kelly (Grouse Lodge)

Guitar arrangements by Dave Flynn, Niwel Tsumbu & Ciarán Swift
Cello arrangements by Dave Flynn & Vyvienne Long
Vocal arrangements by Dave Flynn & Vyvienne Long
Double Bass arrangements by Dave Flynn, Dan Bodwell & Brian O'Toole
Percussion arrangements by Dave Flynn, Aidan Dunphy & Cion O'Callaghan

All other music arranged by Dave Flynn

Read more...

Reviews


to write a review