Due to unforeseen circumstances, D.D Dumbo regrets to announce that he will no longer be able to carry out his North American tour in September, 2017. He and his band were really looking forward to playing in the U.S. and are deeply disappointed with this outcome. They wish to return as soon as they can and apologise to their fans for any inconvenience caused.
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D.D Dumbo is Oliver Hugh Perry, an astonishing and highly original songwriter from a small Australian town called Castlemaine, an hour outside the Victorian capital of Melbourne.
D.D. Dumbo’s output stretches back to 2013, when he released his self-recorded debut EP, Tropical Oceans. Led by the spooky strut of the title-track, the lo-fi four song-set of blues- laced, deconstructed pop, announced Perry as an exciting newcomer fluent in a language all his own.
Soon after D.D Dumbo signed to 4AD, and in 2014 he toured the UK for the first time, supporting both Daughter and Tame Impala. He played Splendour in the Grass in Australia, and returned to Europe for a handful of dates (including a slot at Pitchfork Paris), as well as a debut tour of the US.
He recorded his debut album, Utopia Defeated, in a bunker at 4AD’s London studio over the winter of 2015. Across ten songs, Utopia Defeated conjures a vivid, wide-eyed musical landscape teeming with nervous energy and exotic evocations of the world at large. Backed by skittering percussion, the signature elastic bounce of Perry’s 12- string guitar, and a fanciful quiver of obtuse sounds, Utopia Defeated hinges on Perry’s expressive voice, and the dissonance of an artist compelled to question his position in the natural world.
D.D Dumbo is currently working on a live show that will bring his remarkable debut album to life.