the Death Party UK Story
Death Party UK started in the Summer of 2011 after conversations with Scarlet Moonchild concerning a musical project that covered my "other" set of musical influences that cover the darker side of "Hellfire"Rock n Roll as well as evil swamp rock. My previous band Midnight Configuration were in a state of indefinite inactivity. My band Arcane Winter were blasting away on all engines and that took care of all my dark post punk Killing Joke/Play Dead etc and Gothic influences. But there were other influences lurking about in my soul that needed to come out!
I also wanted to create fast, up-tempo tracks that were infectious and immediate, but were also quite joyful and playful. Like a kids haloween party complete with dancing skelly bobs and devils. I also wanted to include Scarlet Moonchild in the music of the band as she was the catalyst for the band and was and is it's continuing muse. So in summer 2011 Death Party UK was born, named after the famous Gun Club song. This being especially important as the first Gun Club album "The Fire Of Love" was a major influence on the band. Other influences on the band include: Roky Erickson, The Cramps, Johnny Cash, Captain Beefheart, Bluebob, Fields of the Nephilim (the up-tempo stuff) some early punk rock with band such as The Ramones, The Saints etc.
Death Party UK music has some rules! Pretty much always the guitar chords must be open (this is so I can sing and play the guitar. I am not good at singing and playing bar chords at the same time!) The drums must always be double time to get that "big beat" feel. Subject matter can vary, but it's best if it's towards the lighter side. At least the lyrics seem to be light! The key I think with this is "playful".
So, please check out our releases, watch out videos, write to us, come see us live!
Trev and Scarlet Bamford