Based in the East Midlands in the UK, JD & the FDCs are a rock ‘n’ roll band. And then some.… Comprising Panic, Teenage Casket Company, The Dangerfields, Patchwork Grace and DIP alumni, the quartet released their award-winning debut “The FDCCDEP” in August 2010.Since then, the collective talent and pooled experience of these seasoned musicians has been put to work in the service of one of the most popular and acclaimed live shows to be found on UK shores.
Soon after their debut release, the band unveiled their critically-acclaimed music video in support of the E.P.’s lead-off single, “Never Gonna Stop”
JD & the FDCs are a rock n’ roll band from the East Midlands in the UK featuring ex-members of Panic, Teenage Casket Company, The Dangerfields, Patchwork Grace and DIP. The band of long-time friends arrived onto the scene in August 2010 with their award winning debut record “The FDCCDEP” and have been blazing a trail up and down the country ever since with their high octane live shows.
Hot on the coat-tails of their debut release, the band unleashed their critically acclaimed music video for the EPs lead track “Never Gonna Stop”. Between performing raucous headline nationwide gigs and supporting other international acts (such as JD’s heroes the Swingin’ Utters) the band have been slowly piecing together their debut album brick-by-brick with the producer of their debut EP Jason Sanderson. (Rolo Tomassi/The Plight/Chickenhawk/Ginger Wildheart.) Set for a 2012 release, “Recognise” will feature cameos from some legendary names in the worlds of rock and punk and promises to be a debut album well worth the wait.
Not wanting to end their first full year as a band without releasing any new music, the FDCs released their second EP titled “Burn This City Down” in September 2011. The title song is taken from their upcoming album and it also features two other tracks exclusive to the release: “Stupid Music Played By Idiots” and a cover of the 1985 Go West classic “We Close Our Eyes”.
The FDCs plan to close out 2011 with many more gigs and a short film/rockumentary spotlighting the band titled “Behind The Schtick”.
Formed as the clock ticked over into 2010, JD & the FDCs are a new band, but old friends. Despite gigging, touring and performing guest-spots with each others bands for around six years, these four men had never all shared the same stage at the same time. All this was set to change when an innocent conversation planted the seed in early 2010.
The band are lead by punk rock journeyman Jamie Delerict (DANGERFIELDS, TEENAGE CASKET COMPANY, PANIC) on lead vocals and guitar. JD has played well over 1000 gigs in his twenty year career and as he says himself, has been lucky enough to play in bands with some of his musical heroes along the way. “I was Marky Ramones guitarist for a while in 2003, I played in a band with Richard Bacchus from D GENERATION in 2008 and I’ve also been known to perform lead vocals with the MISFITS from time to time. Come to think of it, maybe I should have been born in New York instead of Durham”.
JD is abley backed up by the red hot rhythm section of Joey Strange and Danny Gunn (both of Nottingham alt-rockers PATCHWORK GRACE) and by the off-the-wall lead guitar virtuoso talents of the man known only as Dazmondo. (Formerly of quirky local Midlands group DIP).
The band released their debut record titled the “FDCCDEP” on August 5th 2010 at their first ever live performance which was held in Nottingham. The three tracks were engineered by Jason Sanderson (ROLO TOMASSI, THE PLIGHT, CHICKENHAWK) and showcase a band unafraid of mixing up their collective influences.
“From the singalong party rock n’ roll of “Never Gonna Stop” you’d be forgiven if you thought that you were listening to an all male version of THE DONNAS, but then “Monsoon Is Now” throws you a curve ball with it’s angsty indie-rock vibe and brutally honest lyrics. “Tie Me Up (Tie Me Down)” is the perfect way to end this FDC initiation and also very cleverly bridges the gap between the hardcore punk of Delericts last band THE DANGERFIELDS and the future sound of the FDCs which is reminiscent of the attitude of DANKO JONES and quite possibly, THE BEASTIE BOYS. This is a band to keep your eye on”.
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