Have you ever been beaten round the face by a choirboy?
Or felt up by a clown?
Have you ever had your feet tickled by Satan?
No? Can you imagine what it might SOUND LIKE?
Here's The Display Team, London's premier exponents of music that does all of the above and a bunch of stuff you'd never have thought of.
Formed in 2000, this six-piece has taken the best bits of Madness, Mad Caddies, Frank Zappa, Queen and The Beach Boys and done unspeakable things with them. The result is a heavy, yet gloriously melodic, upbeat yet extremely pessimistic punch in the brain.
To borrow a term once used to describe underground heroes Cardiacs, The Display Team play what could be loosely-called pronk: progressive punk. They've taken their frenetic live show all over London, around England and even to Euroland, picking up a demented legion of like-minders. This loyal following have lapped up the band's EP, Huzzah!, with some elevating it to the point of daily mantra.
The Display Team don't want to scrounge off the state anymore. They want to record fantastic, EXCITING albums and tour wherever possible, inspiring some to dance, some to yelp and some to fall over.