set against suburbia and everything being in concrete
and loads of motorways running from one place to the
other and being depressed and fiberglass supermarket
buildings and so on..."
Dum Dums: Created to be a reaction against the faceless,
colourless, soulless pop that is around today. Oven-ready
boy bands/girl groups/boy-girl groups brought together
by record companies, created according to the dictates
of demographic studies and focus groups, miming to
electronically made backing tracks singing brainless
words with a vacuous smile.
are three friends who came together to make music
that moves us, something that we could believe in,
something that would give us a "buzz". Our
songs are about having morals about yourself and others,
about questioning the things you are led to believe
and ultimately about trying to find a way to not make
the same mistakes that landed our parents' generation
with divorces and addictions. We sing about boredom
and restlessness, the frustration and heart-breaking
aimlessness of life after school, "grown-ups"
that don't get "it" and how money, work
and other materialistic crap aren't important in the
big scheme of things.
sacrificing good melody for coolness or making guitar
pop for a miserable, shoe-gazing elite only to understand.
We want to be for everyone. To be on radios in factories,
on stolen car stereos in council estates, in stagnant
Fleet Street offices, on top of the pops in middle
class living rooms.
want to let kids know that they can aim as high as
they like and they don't need to believe the put-downs
teachers give them at school. We're saying that "It's
okay if you don't join the family business or surrender
your dreams to factory work". It's worth trying
to do the right thing and standing for what you believe.
want to bring it to the attention of a world where
everyone's seen it all, that life is full of wonder.