London’s Dead Man’s Knee have released their hedonistic debut single, Pleasure, and have much afoot for the rest of the year with another single and eventually an EP.
They spoke with The Fountain about their 2018 plans, their favourite gig with Michael Jablonka and their musical influences.
TF: A new single release, you must be ecstatic?
Yes we definitely are, it’s been a long time coming. We put a lot of love and effort into the recording of this track and we’re really pleased with the results. It seems to be getting a fair bit of love too so that’s really rewarding after all the hard work that went into it.
TF: And can we expect an EP or LP later in the year, what are you guys working on?
Pleasure is the first song from the EP, we are working on called Fear of Flying. The plan is to release another single a little later this year and then drop the whole EP closer to the end of the year. Hopefully we can build on the support we’ve being getting from Pleasure and carry that through the year.
TF: And where did you draw your musical inspiration from, I hear a little Motown and Northen Soul myself with some rocky riffs?
We’ve got a lot of musical influences. There is definitely a Motown and Northern Soul vibe going on in Pleasure particularly in what the drums and bass are doing as well as the way Del sings to some extent. We’ve also got backgrounds in Gospel and Blues and Funk so all these things come together to colour what we do.
TF: Are you going to be promoting this with a tour, are we likely to see you play live soon?
We would love to get out on the road and tour behind the EP and hopefully that’s exactly what we will do. Right now we’re finishing up the recordings and working out details for the live show. Hopefully we’ll get some festivals confirmed for the summer and then later in the year once the EP is out we’ll look at going out and promoting that.
TF: What has been your favourite gig to date?
We played with Michael Jablonka at the Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen at the beginning of March just before we released Pleasure and that was an awesome gig. The venue is really nice with great sound and an amazing lighting set-up and the crowd really went for what we were doing. So that’s probably our favourite gig so far, hopefully our next gig will be even better.