“He wondered, as he had many times wondered before, whether he himself was a lunatic. Perhaps a lunatic was simply a minority of one. At one time it had been a sign of madness to believe that the earth goes round the sun; today, to believe that the past is inalterable. He might be alone in holding that belief, and if alone, then a lunatic. But the thought of being a lunatic did not greatly trouble him”. – 1984, George Orwell
So who are the Lunatics and what does the word even mean? A band? A song? A single to hum while you’re walking in the rain? The Lunatics mean all of this – and yet oh so much more….
In the yellow corner we have Manny Farrow, the band’s twisted big mouth who makes an art form out of ego. He takes his pop stardom as seriously as his smoking habit and would rather throw an iPhone out of his hotel window than a television set – “they just weigh less man!”
In the blue corner is Astrid Phoenix, the atomic pocket go-go girl who can dance longer than the Fonz on “Happy Days”. When not being a Lunatic she spends her time making lego space craft to fly to the moon in her mind.
In the red corner we have Gavin Ghosts, the quiet Lunatic who stays up late at night and turns up the tambourine in the mix – all the better for getting the god-fibre with my dear….
Don’t look to the Lunatics for answers on life – just look to them for 3 minute pop singles that stare back at you and ask – “Where have the Lunatics been and why has it taken 500,000 years for the band to evolve?”
The Lunatics debut song "She Go Loco" is available now on Mysterion Art Factory.