Deaf Chonky- Harsh [Import: US Green Noise Exclusive] – New LP
Deaf Chonky's new Harsh LP, the punk-garage duo Tami (drums, vocals) and Adi (vocals, guitar, synth, and banjo) now with a boy (Tom) on bass, full of menace and punch, filled with kick-ass punk-rock focus but loads of variety just to make you happy as hell, just click on the link to the description page and listen to the contrast of "X-Ray Baby" and "Silence is Violence" or "The Babysitter" and "Take out the Trash."
"The band’s name originates from the Russian for “girls” – “dyevchonky” – which is what Tami’s father called them (derived from Девушка which is pronounced more or less as dyevushka)...I listened to the Ramones for the first time when I was 9 or 10, and it opened up a whole world. Crass, the Dead Kennedys, and the obscure stuff that follows from that… Omega Tribe – England 77. We bonded over the fact that we both really like Russian folk music. Tami’s Russian, so she grew up on Russian folk music and I grew up a lot on classic music and American folk music and there’s this whole genre going on right now of folk punk like Blackbird Raum, Taxpayers, that mix accordions and violins, so we really like that. It’s the sound of our childhood so we try to incorporate that into what we do but we don’t play violin. I write the songs by myself, lyrics and melody, and I bring it to Tami and we work it out together. It’s all very friendship based, we just hang out together, and then we write songs. It just comes on it’s it doesn’t… it’s not like a band you know who have rehearsals, and write the songs in the rehearsal. For us it’s open and dynamic, and if we come and we’re like in a bad mood then we’ll just spend the whole rehearsal talking about our feelings, instead of playing music. We’re first friends and then a band." -- Adi
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DEAF CHONKY ARE:
Adi - guitar, vocals, banjo, synth
Tami - drums, vocals
Tom - bass
Additional synths by Dean Klein
Backing vocals on Track 10 - Bella Kaminsky and Maya Perry
All music and lyrics written by Deaf Chonky
Recorded and Mixed by Tim at Gemstudio, Holon
Mastered by Mike Bridavsky at Russian Recording
Art Design by Deaf Chonky
Graphics by Adi