DAX did her first gig with the pre-record
Lemon Kittens (although they renamed
themselves Amy Turtle And The Crossroads
for the occasion) wearing a green lab
coat, a green balaclava and with a
spiders web drawn across her face
("I was terrified of being
recognised"). She played organ by
moving her fingers across the keys
following shapes which she'd earlier
drawn onto cards and shuffled.
The Lemon Kittens
became a two-piece, Danielle and Karl
Blake. They released the acclaimed 'We
Buy A Hammer For Daddy' and the
relatively unnoticed 'The Big Dentist'
LPs. In between, they undertook a series
of gigs, monumental affairs incorporating
body painting and other engaging visuals
although it was, as Danielle admits,
often "difficult music".
recently released an entirely solo album
called 'Pop Eyes', issued by Initial
I like the intriguing ambiguity of that
title. A host of meanings spring to mind.
Somewhere deep down it could all be to do
with spinach and pipe smoking...
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