Def Robot’s new single, Claim Your Stake is here and it’s brilliant!
Founding members Paul Taylor and David Hancox originally met in an alternate universe, eons ago. In 2019, we found a way to communicate and collaborate. Def Robot was thus born.
Drummer Paul Schwarzer was discovered cleaning Taylor’s windows. His rhythmic knocking on the door, to request payment, was an early indication of his drumming prowess.
Bass player Adam Hughes, worked as a waiter in a cocktail bar when I met him. Seriously! That much is true.
Guitarist – Rob and keyboards – Simon, were jamming friends of drummer Paul.
Def Robot have now released 9 albums in 11 months. After great press and reviews, the band are going from strength to strength, continuously writing and pushing the boundaries of their songwriting. Garnering lots of radio play around the world, the word is spreading!
Trajectory— Musically trying to recapture that late 80s Washington sound.
Saddle up, Boy! – Baritone slacker guitars trying to kickstart someone out of lethargy. The fear of missing the boat.
Paradise Amour – David – Well, I guess we’d been listening to a lot of Tina Weymouth…
Paul – Lyrically, dreaming of escape from the daily grind.
Killing Commandatore – A growl-a-thon based on the Murakami novel of the same name
Claim Your Stake – Paul – Strike out to make your mark. Be original. Be yourself.
Brickland – Musically influenced by Jawbox and Rick Agnew. Possibly the only song ever written about the Dorky Park dance company!
How Do I Know If I’m In Hell – Paul musing on whether he is already living in hell.
I Won’t let it happen— David – a cover of a school band song. Written by one of the biggest influences on me musically
Something to do – Musically you can trace this back to the Hüskers!
Des Oiseaux Pour L’esprit – A piece of ear candy to hep swallow the bitter pill of anti-depressants
Cruel To You – I hear Joe Lally playing that bass line. Lyrically, about an abusive, poisonous relationship.
Medical Addiction – David – Another song from my school days. Written by a friend who basically taught me about being in a band.
Sleeve notes…All songs written and performed by Hancox/Taylor. Except Medical Addiction written by Alan Broady and I Won’t Let It Happen Again by David Wood. Singing (and cackling!) on Brickland by Svenja Wolter
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