THE DHDFDS: Fromage Du Pouvoir
By Ania Glowacz
Short and sweet and not too fine a point-edness. Loudly and proudly wearing its influences from the Mint Chicks to a hardcore punky and funky version of Primus, the DHDFDs have got energy to burn. The entire seven tracks on this EP make less than 15 minutes in total so you're in for a fast ride. There's brief spasms of all sorts (including a burst of reggae), jazzisms, raw rock 'n' roll, heavy driving bass, vocal exaggerations, Melvins-esque bigness, maybe even a touch of the Boredoms. All good influences so far, and the DHDFDs (from Point Chevalier) are good students. This is their second EP (following debut 'Pastor Of Muppets') and is full of youthful vim and vigour as are the perpetrators. They owe a lot to the Mint Chicks, who laid the groundwork for this somewhat anarchic style of rawk. It's easy to sound like a brat, but to make it clever? These boys succeed for a new audience if not an old one. May wind some listeners up with it's schizophrenic ADHD - mini chaos.