Posted by Danni Le Toullec on September 17, 2010
Darwin Deez has experienced a whirlwind year on
the back of their self-produced and self-titled album. Polite and softly spoken, lead singer Darwin Smith has had his life turned upside down. Backtrack only six months and you would have found him working in a vegan restaurant in New York.
Now playing to festival crowds all over Europe, Darwin is “totally jazzed on this new life” and ready to tear up Australia for the first time at the Parklife festivals in September and October this year. His quirky lyrics and boppy tunes are quickly gaining the affections of people all around the world. So to our Australian readers, keep an eye out for his now infamous Napoleon Dynamite-esque dance moves and trademark ringlets. To those in the UK, sit tight, he will be back on the 12 October.
Covered: Indian gurus, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, remixing Willy Wonka on a rap mixtape and psychological gravitational black holes.
Danielle Le Toullec: You’ve got a great name for a performer. Do you know how your parents chose it?
Darwin Deez: Yeah, thank you, it’s kind of a karmic blessing isn’t it because it’s just what I want to do. There were two factors: my dads name is Darrell and they wanted it to be similar and the other factor is that my parents met each other through their mutual interest in Meher Baba, who is a guru from India and there is an English follower of this guru and [my parents] looked up to him and his name was Darwin so I was kinda named after him.More...