Funk, soul, gospel-infused R&B band, The DK Effect return with another saucy, delectable helping of groove-licious, horn-rich rhythms and melodies plus fierce vocals on 'Pills And Wine'.Direct from Australia's Deep South, Tasmania, The DK Effect are an eight-piece funk-soul monster led by vocal trinity Crystal Campbell, Ruby Austin-Lund and Belle Richardson, who are joined by Randal Muir (keys), Aleks Folvig (guitar and vocals), Al Tolond (drums), David Johnstone (bass, songwriter) and Jed Adams (sax).
"'Pills And Wine' is a song about making bad decisions for the wrong reasons and finding yourself in a dark and seemingly inescapable place," David says.
"It's also about realising you've become the very person you've been running from."
The band have recorded a DIY music video for 'Pills And Wine' that they filmed on a GoPro, which scenestr is stoked to premiere today. Enjoy.
"While wanting the video to echo the feel and meaning of the track," begins David, "we also wanted it to be a stand-alone video art/ contemporary screen dance piece.
"With no budget, we set about light-proofing a shed, hanging black material from the rafters and using two homemade lights (polished metal mixing bowls with adhesive LED strip lights) on mic stands.
"The dancer-choreographer, Lizzie Johnstone – a recent graduate of contemporary dance from VCA – listened to the track just once before performing to the brief: 'Feel the music, but stay on the chair.'
"So the video is a one-take recording of her improvised and powerfully hypnotic performance."
'Pills And Wine' also features on The DK Effect's debut album, 'Moving Time', which has been released today and was recorded with Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Darlington (Bass Hit Recording, NYC).
The DK Effect 2021 Tour DatesSun 2 May - Pablo's Cocktails and Dreams Bar (Hobart)
Fri 21 May - Founders Room, Salamanca Arts Centre (Hobart)