Dope Folks Release Hopeful Pop-rock song, 'Perfect Hits'

Dope Folks Release Hopeful Pop-rock song, 'Perfect Hits'

Dope Folks Release Hopeful Pop-rock song, 'Perfect Hits'

By / News / Wednesday, 20 May 2020 10:02

DOPE FOLKS' latest single and video with Duke Duke'Perfect Hits', is a hopeful pop-rock bop, with subversive references to sacrifices artists often make in pursuit of fame. The music video introduces us to a fearsome foursome of musical comrades comprised of a polar bear, fox, raptor and goat.

DOPE FOLKS want nothing more than to play gigs and "literally just vibe". However, the universe always has a different plan. We find our heroes on their way to Cape Town, mere moments before a mysterious alien race invades Earth.

Will the gang get out of this alive? Why do the aliens have a radio fetish?  Is this 5G related? The answer to all these questions and more - is "maybe".

Watch 'Perfect Hits' below!

'Perfect Hits' was animated by local illustrator and graphic novelist, Stefan Schmidt, owner of On The Fly Designs. Stefan has worked with the band since their inception in 2017. They designed avatars, representing each of the original members, which feature throughout all of their promotional material.

The goal has always been to tell stories through their music. Stefan introduced them to a whole new medium to do that with, regardless of the number of members on the stage or in the mix.

The 5th character in the video (the tiger on the plane), represents Duke Duke, who emigrated to Korea in January. The entire song was written and recorded in a spontaneous collaboration just days before Duke's departure.

These avatars have become a representation of the music and movement of DOPE FOLKS.

'Perfect Hits' was recorded and mixed within a week by Jon Shaban at Sit The Folk Down Studios in Cape Town and mastered by Tim Lengfeld.

The video for 'Perfect Hits', is the first entry in a series of animated adventures., set in a fictional version of Cape Town. It is filled with mystery, adventure, aliens and explosions.

"We invite our fans and fans of SA Indie music to join in and watch the story unfold."  ~ DOPE FOLKS

Buy/Stream 'Perfect Hits'

Dope Folks artwork

Artist Bio:

DOPE FOLKS are a 4-piece rock ‘n roll outfit from the City of Cape Town, influenced by a blend of Surf Rock, Folk, and Punk – welded together by a mix of emotive lyricism and punchy choruses.

Their goal is not just to put on a show, but take you on an energetic journey of optimistic nihilism through sound and storytelling.

In 2019 DOPE FOLKS gained traction in the local music scene after the release of their debut EP, 'Wasting Time'. Three of their latest singles have been charting on local radio stations and have been added to various editorial playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

From filling local gigs with the likes of Desmond & The Tutus and Diamond Thug, featuring on festival stages. They are here to provide a vibe that will get you jivin'.

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