DeathBoy have been together since July 2002 operating as a four or five piece crew on stage and in the studio. The core members are Scott (vocals / songwriting), Jason (guitar), Adam (bass) and Phil (drums). The band now employs Lee Chaos of Chaos Engine and Wasp Factory records on synths for live gigs. The less offensive lyrics are penned by Matthew Phillips, a friend of Scott's since childhood, though Scott invariably adds swearing and drugs references afterwards.
The band coined the term "Futurepunk" and half-mockingly professes that to be their correct genre, in reaction to other awkwardly thrown together ideas like "Futurepop" and "Deathrock". Claims to a link to punk owe as much to the DIY ethic and habit of releasing (huge amounts) of demo material to fans both at gigs online, as to Scott's drinking and hairstyle.
DeathBoy create a variety of electronic music. While best-known for their trademark dark and dirty industrial albums, they also release a variety of techno and ambient tracks. The music is characterised by breakbeats and basslines. Dark, electronic, vodka-fuelled misanthropy and twisted lyrics. DeathBoy cannot be destroyed by conventional weaponry.
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