D.D Dumbo, the musical alias of Castlemaine’s Oliver Hugh Perry. His debut LP Utopia Defeated is an epic, sprawling opus that hurdles effortlessly over the expectations set by his intriguing debut EP.
Across ten songs, Utopia Defeated conjures a vivid, wide-eyed musical landscape teeming with nervous energy and exotic evocations of the world at large. Released in October 2016, it has garnered worldwide adoration, including the J Award for Australian Album of the Year. In the UK, it was Rough Trade’s Album of the Month and BBC 6 Music’s Album of the Day.
D.D Dumbo has toured alongside Warpaint, Daughter, Tame Impala, Laura Marling, St Vincent and Jungle, as well as headline shows throughout Australia, Europe and the US and appearances at Meredith, Splendour In The Grass, Laneway, Latitude (UK), Pukkelpop (Belgium) and Pitchfork Paris.
Utopia Defeated is out now via Liberation Records and 4AD.