The Dour (pantsofdeath 2021) 14


Sydney AU   Jan 2013  

Artist Bio

Influences:   various industrial, electronic, breakbeat and trance artists.. to many to list

The Dour were a post punk band from 1984, who were poised on the edge of chart success. Tragedy struck while they were writing their first album. While creating a new (and amazing) synth patch for a new track, during an electrical storm, a power surge from a lightning strike hit at the exact moment Balfour played the new patch. The resulting sonic event sucked the band through time to 2020. Suddenly they found they had swapped the constant threat of nuclear war and the death of western industry for alternative facts, pronouns, micro aggressions, social media and Covid. While the boys like the amazing and accessible music making tools available today they would rather like to return to the safety and comfort of the Cold War and the relative fun of the Miners Strike, and are searching for a way home.

In short, The Dour are even more miserable now than they were in 1984.

The Dour are:
Balfour Skinner
Alan Bleaching
Michael Hunt

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  • @pantsofdeath  1 week

    @theodamus yes - been here 10 years now, obviously gone native!

  • @theodamus  1 week

    I THOUGHT YOU MUST BE AUSTRALIAN I heard those lyrics and was like hmmm I smell a close relation (New Zealander here)

  • @beat  2 weeks

    Thx for having a listen Jon. Appreciate it. ˋ].

  • @modmiranda  2 weeks

    Thank you for the kind, hopeful words. I think I’m out of that temporary grind. Life is funny!

  • @electrocelte  3 weeks

    Whoa. Ok ok so THIS is The Dour. Cheer up you dark souls! I love the origin story. And of course your grim sense of humour. Wow, this sounds like Bowie has returned to fix the world. I love it. Rebrands can be a great thing I say... and this is proof positive.

  • @modmiranda  4 weeks

    Your kindness is truly appreciated. It really motivates and energizes me. Thank you so much! ❤️

  • @phenola 4 weeks

    Thanks for the comment, buddy.

  • @looprication  4 weeks

    LOVE The Dour! Mope on, brothers!

  • @deathboy  4 weeks

    You will never escape me, you Dour swines! I'll chase you across the timelines! 😉 <3

  • @beat  4 weeks

    Yeah! Am all in for The Dour and I do understand that the Pantsofdeath guy don’t wanna show up again after he miserably failed in Nawalny’s case... have a cool month ˋ]

  • @pantsofdeath  5 weeks

    We are The Dour, we hope you enjoy this year’s album

  • @looprication  7 weeks

    Really hope you're coming back to give another master class in sample-driven awesomeness!