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Upcoming rockers JD & The FDCs choose Fret-King guitars
A UK underground supergroup of sorts, JD & The FDCs are a new band of old friends, formed in early 2010. The band's eclectic sound veers from all out rock 'n' roll to indie-rock and hardcore punk, with everything in-between.
Dazmondo's monster riffs and licks come courtesy of his trusty Fret-King Esprit 5. He says: "My Esprit always seems to get people talking! It looks, plays, sounds and feels so right for me. For a touring workhorse instrument, the only thing I would change is to have another for backup."
The band released their debut record, the FDCCDEP, earlier in the year, and will be making their much-anticipated London debut at Nambucca on Friday July 29th supporting female fronted pop-rockers Shush. "That whole London thing has always been a tough nut to crack," says lead shredder Dazmondo, "but in a way, I'm glad that it's taken so long for us to get our foot in the door as the band is on fire right now!"
The FDCs will then immediately head straight back into the studio for a week to continue working on their debut album, titled Recognise. The album is set to feature cameos from many well-known international names from the world of rock and punk. Dazmondo says: "We've got some big names lined up for the album and I know that my Fret-King Esprit 5 is going to hold its own in the studio alongside the musical heavyweights that JD has on his speed dial!"
The band will continue to play plenty of shows, and will release their second EP, Burn This City Down, on September 1st, a few days before playing their biggest show to date, supporting San Francisco punk legends the Swingin' Utters at the Camden Underworld on September 4th.
Head over to www.jdandthefdcs.com for more info.
Fret-King guitars are distributed worldwide by John Hornby Skewes & Co. Ltd.
JD & The FDCs:
JD & The FDCs tour dates:
Friday July 29th: Nambucca, London (with Shush)
Friday August 5th: The Sitwell Tavern, Derby
Sunday August 7th: NLC Charity All-Dayer, The Maze, Nottingham (with NG26, Patchwork Grace and many others)
Wednesday August 10th: MFN, Shipley Gate
Sunday September 4th: Camden Underworld, London (with the Swingin' Utters)
Saturday September 17th: New Disorder Festival, MFN, Shipley Gate (with Isolysis, Evil Scarecrow and many others)
Friday September 30th: The New Inn, Ilkeston (with Obsessive Compulsive)