family entertainment. The only entertainment BEATFREAKZ gets from
families is eating them for breakfast. It’s time to say ‘Hi!
and ‘O MY GOD?!’ to the ultimate freak show band.
(MEMORY JOG: The first was the massive “Somebody's Watching
Me” which went Top 3, Top 5 TV and radio airplay! Sold 280,000
UK sales on cd and digital formats…. Remember their ‘Mini
is like no other band ever signed, and it’s taken the Ministry
of Sounds DATA Records Imprint to make the breakthrough.
Instead of a bunch of mundane actors dressed as fish (Eurovision
Song Contest anyone?) BEATFREAKZ
really are human freakz – proper ones –
but also fabulously talented performers, brilliantly staged, produced
and destined for the top of the bill.
And in a brand-new
video of the track every freaky dancer and shaker in town has
been invited along to marry the current roughshod street look
with the more flamboyant, showtime look of the band (Think Grandmaster
Flash meets New York Underground.) Even “Madonna”
makes an appearance – as you've never seen her before. Tribal
in the extreme... Warped Factor: Maximum.
In all, quite
a gang. Now meet 'em one by one.
features the amazing 3ft 3 inch Dwarf MEKILL HACKSAW
on lead vocals. (Mekill’s amazing talent as a singer and
dancer already helped earn a previous incarnation of the band
that Top 3 spot last year with Somebody’s Watching
Me). And when Mekill does his mini-Michael Jackson, whooo,
freaky or what? You’ll believe a dwarf can morph, so potential
Mrs Hacksaws please apply.
on drums and chimney pots meet one of the tallest freaks in the
world: the extraordinary JUSTIN BLEEDIN’ TALLBERLOKE
(TALL BLOKE), 7ft 5 inches of thrashing percussionist
who has to transport a special EIGHT FOOT mattress with him wherever
he tours. Justin doesn’t have a heart of gold. In fact he
doesn’t have a heart at all.
On bass guitar
(and bass guillotines when he can get hold of them) is RUBBER
JOHNNY ROTTEN. Sharp as hell, but wirey and smooth as
an Aardman plasticine model. Gasp as his bizarrely double-jointed
limbs and digits form chords and conceits on his bass guitar no
normal mortal could match.
eyeballs and twanging them like harp strings come Beatfreakz’
tantalising twin backing singers, the filthy gorgeous TWIZZER
SISTERS and you just know anything which looks that innocent
HAS to be a HORROR STORY. You’d be right: they swing both
ways. Just like the lyrics of their new single “SuperFreak”,
they're “very kinky girls, the kind you don't take home
up the rear, also the feet, the ankles and everything below the
waist, here’s gorgeous contortionist CREEPIN’
CURLY MINOGUE, Beatfreakz’ sensational keyboard
player, whose unnaturally bendy body rides her organs like a rodeo
“SuperFreak” was written by the great
funk star RICK JAMES for his smash album “Street
Songs” from 1981. Sadly, James went to
meet his maker just two years ago...
of the track was famously sampled by MC Hammer
in 1990 for his Grammy-winning single “You Can't
So keep your
eyes peeled (yucch) and your throat gaping (double yucch) and
your heart pounding..thump thump thump...for the ultimate freak
out 2nd October 2006 on Data Records