Tell us a little bit about the band. Where are you from and how did you meet?
Hi! Sam and Joe DS formed the band in GCSE music class but already knew each other before that. Joe Frampton our drummer was a couple years younger so joined later down the line. Although we grew up in Chichester we are currently Portsmouth based.
Where does the name Dutch Criminal Record come from?
Our original drummer Alex went to Holland on a football tour when he was 14/15. He had a good time all round and on his return we named the band after his adventures.
If you were to sum yourselves up in three words what would you say?
Surfy, energetic and groovy.
Can you tell us a bit about what your latest single Feel Good means to you?
Feel Good was written predominantly by Joe DS in London one evening after listening to the band Orange Juice. The lyrics are actually a take on the “slap a smile on it” attitude to mental health.
Who produced this? Have you worked with them before?
We recorded it at Ford Lane Studios and it was produced by Rob Quickenden who runs the studio. We have a really good relationship with him and have recorded the majority of our output with him.
Are there any plans for a music video?
Yes there are, it’s on it’s way very soon so keep a weathered eye on the horizon.
What lies next for Dutch Criminal Record?
Apart from the video we’re hoping to get into the studio in August if permitted which we are very excited about.
What have you been doing to keep busy during lockdown?
Mainly writing songs actually which is a surprise as we were worried we’d have nothing to write about but it’s worked out better than expected. We’ve also played video games together which wasn’t as profitable but still good fun.
Are there any plans to go on tour or play any shows when we are allowed to?
Live shows are in the process of being rescheduled but we’re not sure when for as obviously everything is still up in the air at the minute. We will be back though that’s for sure!
What artists are you currently listening to?
Good question as well as our usual favourites we’ve been listening to: Haim, The Strokes new album, Lonely Benson, Beach Bunny, Chappaqua Wrestling and The Magic Gang’s new tracks.
Where can we find out more about you?
You can join our mailing list on our website: www.dutchcriminalrecord.com for exclusives and news. Alternatively head over to our socials which we update with all things DCR daily.
Anything else you would like to tell us?
Monsters Inc is much better than Shrek!
Controversial words to end the interview! I’d like to thank the guys for taking the time to answer my questions and hope to catch them at a show some day!