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Original indie ‘bedroom’ artist Darwin Deez coming soon to Cambridge



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The NYC kingpin and original bedroom indie artist is celebrating the 10th anniversary of his self-titled debut album and will be appearing in Cambridge later this month.

Darwin Deez. Picture: Jillian Clark
Darwin Deez. Picture: Jillian Clark

Upon its release in April 2010, the album was met with universal praise, championed by the likes of BBC Radio 1 and the NME. It will be performed in its entirety at a number of live shows across the UK.

Renowned for his entertaining performances, with added choreographed dance routines, the NME named Darwin the 10th coolest musician on the planet as he graced their cover. There was nobody around quite like him at the time.

Darwin Deez. Picture: Jillian Clark
Darwin Deez. Picture: Jillian Clark
Darwin Deez. Picture: Pieter M van Hattem
Darwin Deez. Picture: Pieter M van Hattem

Recording the album in his own apartment using only a PC and a cheap microphone, Darwin Deez can lay a claim to being the original indie ‘bedroom’ artist – the songs are mostly stripped down, simple and unadorned but they pulse with life and wit.

Indeed, it would be hard to think of anyone else who could start a song by using Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star as an opening line (as on Constellations) and rhyme ‘Los Angeles’ with ‘televangelist’ (as on Radar Detector).

However, the album also has an emotive undertow of sadness and longing, with Darwin self-proclaiming the album as being “happy songs for sad people”.

Darwin Deez. Picture: Pieter M van Hattem
Darwin Deez. Picture: Pieter M van Hattem
Darwin Deez. Picture: Pieter M van Hattem
Darwin Deez. Picture: Pieter M van Hattem

Darwin Deez will be performing at The Portland Arms on Tuesday, May 17. For more information, visit theportlandarms.co.uk. For more on Darwin, go to darwindeez.com.

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