The Defectors (June 2010)
BLOODY, BLOODY MARY
Latest 7” ‘Bloody, Bloody Mary’ has just been released by French Rigolboch Ricordz
It is the first fresh song since the 2009 album release: Takin’ Out The Trash.
TAKIN’ OUT THE TRASH!
Stumbling through bloody skulls, dirty drinks, dodgy cigarette buds and wasted groupies The Defectors has lined up the perfect night on music, alcohol and ”whatever”, by creating the anniversary album:
Takin’ Out The Trash!
No sleep - No bullshit!: This release forms the B-sides and outtakes of 10 years of bad music, and sums up the latest, absolutely foul creation of The Defectors. (Aka: The Evil Fuzz kings of Denmark!).
Mort Harder: Vocal & tambourine
Martin Budde: Organ/b-vox
Rune P: Bass/b-vox
The Defectors – Bruised and Satisfied (2007)
The Defectors pull rigor mortified riffs and horror hooks from outta the darkest depths of Satan’s belly in order to shake up your listening space and trash your hi-fi. Bruised and Satisfied is the 4th The Defectors album and their bitching brew of slamming Farfisa drenched graveyard garage punk never sounded meaner… or better for that matter.
Bruised and Satisfied is recorded in The Defectors’ own studio Cairo Hi-Fi in their hometown Aarhus. In the fall of 2006 the renowned Danish producer Carsten Heller set up his special microphones and recorded what became a very different rock album. Bruised and Satisfied sounds wonderfully fuzzy, loud and trashy and at the same time the sound is HUGE and detailed.
Bruised and Satisfied is split into two parts. Side A is the horror part as only The Defectors can perform it. Six tales from beyond, taking place in an universe populated by dancing ghouls, creepy crawls and bloodsucking freaks resurrected from the dead. Side B is pure fuzzy garage punk played with nerve wrecking intensity. Of course, this works best on the main format vinyl. On CD the parts are linked by little interludes so these listeners will get the picture… after all.
Excellent music for driving by the way… all the way… baby… UGH!
The Defectors – Turn Me On! (2004)
“Turn Me On!” was recorded at Delta Lab Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark and was the first album to be released on Danish label Bad Afro Records.
As the titling and the lusty red cover artwork suggests, something steamy, hot and dangerous is going on in there.
All the way from the shuffling, Cramps-y opener ”Brought Up As A Dog” over the desperate punk statement ”Leave Me Alone” to the swirling garage-dub of the concluding ”The Zoom-Out”, the band just delivers and delivers. There is no doubt that the five members have matured together and are now holding their very own on the Scandinavian rock scene.
At this point in their career, The Defectors were already touring most of the time the band members could see off for that activity. Besides playing shows all over Europe, the band toured North America several times, South America once and did festivals like SXSW, NXNE and Popkomm.
“It’s Gonna Take Some Time” from this album managed to be selected ‘Coolest Song In The World’ by Little Stevens Underground Garage Radio show. The song also appears in American TV series Entourage..
A revised version of “Turn Me On!” including three new songs was released on No Fun Records in The US. The album was also released in Russia in August 2006 on SOYUZ MUSIC/Boogeyman.
Some history 1997-2004:
The journey began back in 1997, when members or ex-members of local underground bands decided it was time to pick up on the sounds of their heroes from the garage rock scene, sixties pioneers like The Sonics and The Seeds, and later revivalists like The Fuzztones and ”Inside Out”-era Miracle Workers.
Their ’99 debut album, ”Let Me” established the band’s sound: fuzzy guitars, restless Farfisa organ and a churning rhythm section, on top of which, lead singer Mort Harder snarls and growls songs about girls, cars and... Well, girls and cars mostly. The album is brimming with tunes that sound like they have fallen through time and landed on a peculiar spot, right between Innocence and Irreverence.
The sudden appearance of the video to the song ”Alright Girl” on several European MTV networks and on Marc Almond’s alternative New Music Television showed that The Defectors were in fact producing material that was – gasp! – appealing to a broader audience. Of course, this came as no surprise to the band, who had seen people go wild to their live shows on a regular basis at this point in time.
Some saw the debut as proof that the band was in possession of a time machine. If so, they took that machine to the ’77 punk scene for a few inspirational weeks, before recording their second album, ”Baby Gimme Love” in 2001. The album is harder and more focused, but still takes time off to stray into both darker and more psychedelic territories.
The Defectors want to turn us on. Both on record and live. If you listen to the ”Live at Gutter Island” album that followed hard on the heels of ”Turn Me On!”, the proof is in the pudding that they do just that.
Mort Harder: vocal, tamburine, Cowbell
Martin Budde: Farfisa-organ, b-vox
Morten Hell-eye: Bass, b-vox
Horatio Lindez: Guitar, b-vox
1999 Let Me (E.S.P. Recordings/Kick Music ESP 992-1 (LP), ESP 922-2 (CD))
2001 Baby Gimme Love (E.S.P. Recordings/Kick Music ESP 997-1 (LP), ESP 997-2 (CD))
2004 Turn Me On! (Bad Afro Records AFROLP024, AFROCD024)
2004 Live At Gutter Island (Bad Afro Records FRO 1007)
2005 Snot Dum EP (Bad Afro/Crunchy Frog alliance FRO 1008-1)
2006 Give In And Creep Out...(No Fun Records, NFCD-020)
2007 Bruised And Satisfied (Bad Afro Records AFROLP029, AFROCD029)
2009 Takin' Out The Trash! (Cairo Hi-Fi)
2010 Bloody, Bloody Mary 7"
The Defectors also appear on several other split 7” singles and compilations.
(several songs are (or have been) airplayed on different national radios, one on Little Stevens garagenation + a lot of net based radios all over the world.)
THE FINAL THRILL, 1st. single latest album
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We’re of the firm belief that you can’t beat a bit of Bad Afro head gear shaking it’s bootie across ...We’re of the firm belief that you can’t beat a bit of Bad Afro head gear shaking it’s bootie across the hi-fi, the kookier the better we say. So imagine our delight when this cute soul fell through the letter box. The Defectors for those in the dark are a (Aarhus) Danish based quintet who’ve been kicking over grave stones and doing things to twangs and three chords that most people feared could never be done since the latter end of the 90’s. Disciples of the Sonics and the Seeds - these sunglasses wearing dudes have to date pulled from the jaws of ole Nick five full lengths with another in the can ready to be exhumed for public consumption sometime this summer. ‘The Final Thrill’ is a sneak preview as to what to expect. Mist falls, the eerie spirit of Johnny Leyton’s classic death disc ‘Johnny remember me’ drifts siren like in the cold night air, the tension is suffocating, the overwhelming sense of doom wraps vice like - and all you can think of as your last remaining vestiges of life and hope creep slowly away are ‘well bugger this for a lark’ - this is 219 seconds of beat crazy boogie replete with cobwebs and creaks, an open house party thrown by the Addams Family, the Munsters and Elvira with the Cramps and the Meteors as guests of honour in attendance, ‘the final thrill’ is packed to it’s coffin box seams with all manner of deliciously ghoulish trick ‘n’ treatin’ 60’s styled kooky keyboards, floor rumbling twanging riffs and a cool as fuck soft psych accent. Fuckin’ awesome stuff - now for that album. www.badafro.dk
Brought Up As A Dog
It's Gonna Take Some Time
Leave Me Alone
Baby Gimme Love
Bruised And Satisfied
You're So Sad
Baby, When You're Gone
The Witch (The Sonics)
Paint It Black (Rolling Stones)
(Typical set is 60 to 75 minutes, but showcases are shorter in general)
There are no upcoming dates at this time.