3 Daft Monkeys is a Cornish band that comes from the ashes of the sadly defunct band Lordryk.
"3 Daft Monkeys are a world music-influenced acoustic band from Cornwall, UK, consisting of Tim Ashton, Athene Roberts, and Jamie Waters (who replaced original member, Rich Mulryne). The instrumentation consists of vocals, fiddle, twelve-string guitar, bass guitar and foot drum. The band's musical influences include Celtic, Balkan, Romani, Latino, electronic dance, reggae, dub, punk rock, and traditional folk music.
The albums Hubbadillia and Social Vertigo were recorded in Devon at Martin Barre's Presshouse studios and Green Room Studios respectively, and were produced by Mark Tucker, who also works with bands such as Flook and PJ Harvey.
The band have had great success at venues and festivals all over the UK and Europe, including being invited by Show of Hands to play the main stage at the Eden Project and the 2008 BBC Proms at St David's Hall in Cardiff. Other highlights include GuilFest; Folkwoods, Holland; the Glastonbury Festival, the Trowbridge Village Pump Festival; Folk Segovia, Spain; Lorient Interceltic Festival, France; Kevelaer World Music Festival, Germany; Labadoux Festival, Belgium and enthusiastically welcomed returns to the Beautiful Days and Larmer Tree festivals. They are also a regular support act for The Levellers, with Roberts usually returning to join the Levellers onstage for the finale in a duelling fiddle-off of "What You Know" with added tambourine from Waters and tin-whistle from Ashton.
The band have enjoyed airplay on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio Wales during 2006 and 2007, and were described by presenter Mike Harding as "a brilliant band... absolutely amazing"." (from wikipedia)
"Their new album 'The Antiquated & The Arcane' will be out on 01 November 2010.
3 Daft Monkeys release their brand new studio album, The Antiquated & The Arcane on 1st November 2010 through their own 3DM Records label. The hugely anticipated release is the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2008 album Social Vertigo. The Antiquated & The Arcane draws heavily from 3 Daft Monkeys experiences on the road and takes the listener on a rollercoaster journey via the frenetic, the serene and the surreal. The album demonstrates a leap forward for the quirky folk trio in both production and sonics and features some of their most mature song-writing to date with catchy hooks and melodic choruses. Beautifully produced by the band and mixed by Richard Evans (Real World) the album was recorded in an authentic ‘live’ studio setting. There is an intensity mixed with a light, almost ironic edge which provides the album with moments of bitter-sweetness." (from their MySpace site)
Athene Roberts - fiddle, vocals
Tim Ashton - vocals, guitar, whistle, drum
Jamie Waters - bass
"Brouhaha" (6 tracks, 2000)
"Ooomim" (8 temas, 2002)
"Hubbadillia" (10 tracks, 2004)
"Gibbon It Live & Dreckly" (12 tracks, 2007)
"Go Tell the Bees EP" (4 tracks, 2007)
"Social Vertigo" (13 tracks, 2008)
"The Antiquated & The Arcane" (12 tracks, 2010)
www.mediafire.com/?6hwxv5c4lyvq7oi (11 tracks)
www.3daftmonkeys.co.uk/Vertigo.php (click on Music you can download 9 tracks one by one)
www.3daftmonkeys.co.uk/PBB_Download.html (track "Paranoid Big Brother", password: vertigo)
www.3daftmonkeys.co.uk/MP_Download.html (Track "Masquerade Parade" from the forthcoming album)