The Cornish gypsy-folk trio, 3 Daft Monkeys, released their remixed and re-recorded single Days of the Dance today.
This new single has been taken from their fourth studio album The Antiquated & The Arcane and remixed by Jim Lowe (Stereophonics, Amy MacDonald, The Noisettes). It was re-recorded to include the new four piece line up.
Days of the Dance tells the interesting and mystical story of the dancing plague that took place in Strasbourg in 1518. A woman stepped out on to the street and couldn’t stop dancing. Several days later over 100 people had joined her. They danced for days and days to the sound of professional musicians who were called in to get them to continue dancing. The authorities believed the only cure was to let them dance it off, if you like.
3 Daft Monkeys have become recognised for their take on classic and traditional folk melodies. Days of the Dance has catchy lyrics, a cheeky traditional folk rhythm and a rather interesting video involving puppets.
Check it out below:
3 Daft Monkeys are also setting off on tour across the UK. All the dates are below.
Wed 9 LONDON Putney Half Moon
Thu 10 OXFORD Jericho
Fri 11 PORTSMOUTH The Cellars
Sat 12 TUNBRIDGE WELLS Forum
Sun 13 BRISTOL Louisiana
Tues 15 STRATFORD Cox’s Yard
Wed 16 NOTTINGHAM Bodega
Thu 17 SHEFFIELD The Greystones
Fri 18 HEBDEN BRIDGE Trades Club
Sat 19 WORCESTER Marrs Bar
Sun 20 TAVISTOCK Wharf