Turned-on music to shake your hips & pluck your heartstrings… DC Fontana are on a mission as they release a mesmerising new six-track mini album ‘Pentagram Man.’
Blending ingredients from psychedelia, jazz, alternative rock, R&B & folk, DC Fontana are as urban as Harry Palmer & as pagan & hallucinatory as Lord Summerisle…..
It is an intriguing genre-busting sound that, combined with an impressive reputation for being a brilliant hard-working live band, has won them fans all over the world.
Fronted by Louise Turner, the DCs are driven along by founding member, songwriter & bass player Mark Mortimer while Scott Riley -who used to play with Spectrum, the psychedelic off-shoot of the Spacemen 3- is the other main composer.
With producer Donald Ross Skinner (Julian Cope, Prolapse, Salad, Cud etc) at the helm the DCs delivered the kitchen-sink drama & début album 'Six Against Eight' after camping inside the famous Parr Street Studios in Liverpool where they had been invited to record by legendary Echo & The Bunnymen guitarist Will Sergeant, who follows the band.
Here they came up with a fascinating collection of mesmerising tunes: a sonic stew of eclectic ingredients. The first album & the follow up 'Meshkalina EP' have been critically acclaimed for the band’s utterly groovy & varied sound, steeped in amazing musicianship & compelling studio production – music, which sounds just as good as the old & as forward thinking as the new.
Their releases combine with a series of allegorical short art-films to prove that DC Fontana are more than just fine songwriters, singers & musicians & the group is as excitingly unpredictable as it is sizzling on stage where they’ve honed an impressive live reputation across Europe.
On their previous album 'La Contessa' the group's songs were mostly sung in French and Italian.
New singer Louise Turner joins the DCs after singing on the Mercury Prize-winning & platinum-selling Elbow album 'The Seldom Seen Kid' & the group has also been gigging with 60s blue-eyed British psychedelic soul legend Don Fardon.
The new ‘Pentagram Man’ record features the ultra-catchy title track & rousing “DevilAngel” alongside the acid-folk beauty of “What Would It Take?”, an eight-minute ambient trip-athon called “Sighed DC” and a lovely lazy acoustic jazz reworking of the group’s live favourite “Satisfied” together with a Don Fardon-sung rendition of of the title tune.
It comes with sleeve notes penned by British psychedelic shaman Peter Daltrey, the much-respected lead singer & song-writer with seminal group Kaliedoscope.
The group have just completed filming three brand new promo videos to help illustrate the new record and have massed together an impressive arsenal of brand new songs to fire up the next album which they start recording in 2013.