The band states: “The main theme is a song about rain. Living in the UK we are all experts on the subject. It’s an attempt at a rain-inspired love song that failed, turning out bitter and melancholic instead. It tries to address our obsession with nostalgia, ending up like a messed-up version of ABBA. Strange.”
The four Das Koolies last appeared on stage together in December 2016, as members of Super Furry Animals, but now look forward to a number of debut live appearances around the release of DK.01. Their first, three announced shows, with hints of more to come, will be THREE in-store appearances at Rough Trade shops confirmed as follows:
Fri 22 Sep – Rough Trade East, London
Mon 2 Oct – Rough Trade Bristol
Tue 3 Oct – Rough Trade Nottingham
Pain Down The Drain was produced by Das Koolies and mixed in collaboration with MPG (Music Producer’s Guild) UK Music Producer of the Year 2022 Marta Salogni (Bjork, Depeche Mode).
DK.01 will be released in multiple physical formats, including Dinked collectors’ edition recycled coloured vinyl with bonus 7″, Bandcamp and Indies recycled coloured vinyl, black recycled double vinyl, CD and digital.
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My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i’m blessed and get to combine both.
Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.