Video Of The Week : DUM DUM GIRLS – ‘Too True To Be Good’


Our computer nearly went into meltdown when we caught sight of Dum Dum Girls latest video. Alan Partridge would probably say “It’s hotter  than Debbie Harry in camiknickers feeding a beef vindaloo to Pan’s People in a sauna in Bangkok.” And if we were that sort of blog we’d probably say it’s twice that hot. However we aren’t Perez Hilton or indeed Benny Hill so we’ll stick to the music. It’s the title track (sort of) from Dum Dum Girls fantastic 3rd album ‘Too True’ which we’d previously called a fabulous collection of “majestic, poetic eloquent heroic and inspiring pop songs. ” – Full review Here .

 The video perfectly encapsulate the dreamy tone of the song, with psychedelic blow outs, trippy kaleidoscopic colours whilst Dee Dee looks ever inch the heroine in a French art house movie.  The video also features plenty of symbolic roses representing perhaps the purity and beauty of love, or perhaps the pain – you gotta watch those thorns !

Dum Dum Girls are about to embark on a huge tour to promote the album, but we note a distinct lack of UK dates….Sort it out Dee Dee the UK needs ya!

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Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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