Dog Faced Hermans formed in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1986, but later moved to Amsterdam. The band was closely associated with The Ex, and this resulted in a joint tour of Europe, a split cassette and “Stonestamper’s Song,” a collaborative single released under the name Ex Faced Hermans.
They disbanded in 1995, with members of the band moving on to other notable projects including the Canadian ensemble Rhythm Activism, and Holland’s The Ex, with whom they collaborated and were closely affiliated and in whom guitarist Andy Moor has been a member since 1990. Drummer Wilf Plum now plays with Two Pin Din.
With Those Deep Buds, the last full length release (on Alternative Tentacles Records in the U.S. and De KonKurrent in Europe) by the Dutch-based 5-piece. The album, produced by Guy Fixsen, who has worked with the likes of The Breeders, My Bloody Valentine, and Moonshake, features 10 new songs recorded over the summer of 1994.
Touring with the likes of Huggy Bear and Sebadoh for this record, and playing with, bands like God is my Co-Pilot, Rhythm Activism, and Trenchmouth, this band has turned more than a few heads with their a unique conglomeration: an eclectic hybrid of punk, jazz and a myriad of various ethnic styles.
As you may already know, Dog Faced Hermans are a side project from certain members of The EX.