Die So Fluid was my nominee for last month’s Band of the Month Poll. And what a fight their fans put up – only to have the band lose by a few votes! (OK, more like 20 votes, but that’s still very close.) No matter, though. DSF is so fun, unique, and freakishly good that we just HAVE to tell you about them.
Die So Fluid is a trio from the United Kingdom that the rock/metal media have dubbed as a reincarnation of the “power trio.” Musically, … well, it’s actually tough to describe what Die So Fluid sounds like. Think dark punk rock with roots stretching into alternative, hard rock, metal, gothic, and blues music styles. Or, try this metaphor: Build a firework using the chemical bases of Green Day, Halestorm, The 69 Eyes, and Siouxsie and the Banshees, then set it off. BAM! That’s DSF for you. The focal point of the band is the black-clad pixie Grog. Like her band’s music, it’s hard to describe Grog’s voice. It’s distinctly feminine and very high, yet it’s throaty, sultry, accented, and full of attitude. Altogether, Die So Fluid is a joy to listen to on CD – and I’m willing to bet they’re just as ballsy live.
Die So Fluid has released three albums, their latest one being The World Is Too Big For One Lifetime. This record shows a lot of range stylistically. In other words, the songs show different moods and styles, and therefore different sides of DSF’s overall sound. The band goes from psychedelic (“Figurine”) to hard-hitting (“Mercury”) to anthemic (“Hearts Are Hollow”) to full-out wacky (“How Vampires Kiss” – cool title, huh?). My favorite track from Lifetime is, without a doubt, “What a Heart Is For.” I can’t tell you how many times in the past couple weeks that song has been stuck in my head! I especially love the bridge after the second chorus. It really helps to build the song to its climax.
I’m not as familiar with Die So Fluid’s older albums, Spawn of Dysfunction and Not Everybody Gets a Happy Ending. But during a recent episode of the Sugar and Spikes Radio Show, I heard “Existential Baby” (from Happy Ending) for the first time. Grog has called this song “sexy” (you’ll hear in the video below) – and I have to agree! Plus, it flat out rawks.
Currently, DSF has no other planned gigs in support of Lifetime. But we can forgive the band for that – because they’re getting ready to start pre-production on Album #4! Woot woot!
Die So Fluid are:
- Grog: Vocals, Bass
- Drew Richards: Guitar
- Al Fletcher: Drums