Dirt Farmer

by The Disappointed

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Dirt Farmer is the debut single from Perth quintet The Disappointed. With a run of WA shows leading up to official launch party at Ya Yas May 19th, the track is a pop delight. Part jagged new wave, part warm seventies stomp and loaded with harmonies and polish.
Though fronted by prolific and award winning songwriter Michael Strong, The Disappointed are no backing band. This is the sound of experienced musicians hitting their prime, with members from Minute 36, Mezzanine and Generals & Majors filling out the lineup. Jagged pop edges, get-your-feet-moving rock and lush arrangements are the order of the day for this Perth five piece. Pop sensibilities, accomplished songwriting and a distinct darkness pull it all together. Full time keys, twin guitars and a 4 pronged vocal attack make for quite a show! With supports for Perth’s Emperors and Adelaide’s Dexter Jones coming up in June, The Disappointed are looking at a huge 2012.


I am a dirt farmer
I am a feral animal
I am the robot martyr
grey running out of control
A blink already over
I'm pre-decomposed
I am a pointless failure
or at best a pointless success

It's been a long hot cold fever dream
now I stumble
stupid into the future

I am a scared little pissant
and I truly don't need to be here
I am a cola advertisement
with all the cool taken out of it

It's been a long hot cold fever dream
now I stumble
stupid into the future


released April 23, 2012
Michael Strong, Andy Bartlett, Mick Colangelo, Cameron Hanush, Curtis Strong Engineered and mixed by Al Smith
Mastered by Rob Grant




The Disappointed Perth, Australia

The Disappointed are five grown men with child hearts fighting their way through a crowded market the only way they know how: Telling whatever musical truth they stumble on. Dedicated to distilled honesty, un-apologetically flawed and human. Huge choruses, tight arrangements and heaps of little surprises. Jagged and lush at the same moment. The Disappointed will make you feel something. ... more

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