Stupid sexy Flanders, going ’round inspiring five white guys from Phoenix, Arizona, to form the world’s first (and only, we can safely say) Ned Flanders-themed heavy metal band.
Wrap your ears Okilly Dokilly (emphasis on the “kill”), a newly-formed outfit whose muse is The Simpsons‘ God-fearing, left-handed, giggly-girly neighbourino of Homer and Marge etc.
These guys are not here to fuck spiders – they base their songs on memorable Flanders quotes, like “They warned me the devil would be attractive” and “It’s like I’m wearing nothing at all” and they dress like him, too, in the classic dark-green pullover, pink shirt, glasses.
They even rock the Flanders ‘stache, though TBC if their commitment extends to actually growing one or if it’s a stick-on.
Here they are standing in front of some sort of penitentiary:
What the fuck possessed them to do this?
Rip It Up posed the question to Head Ned, who said the lightbulb moment struck while he and the drummer, Bled Ned, were shopping at a supermarket that as obviously called Kwik-E-Mart.
“Myself and our drummer were in line at a grocery store, entertaining ourselves by coming up with really cutesy names for really hardcore, brutal bands. The name Okilly Dokilly came up and was very funny to us. We ran with it. I contacted a few friends (Red Ned, Thread Ned and Stead Ned), and here we are.”
Apparently all the guys have played in other bands around town before, but Head Ned says Okilly Dokilly is “definitely the heaviest sounding project any of us Neds have done.”
Okilly Dokilly only gifted the world their first series of demo songs, called Okilly Demos, a couple of days ago.
They play their first hometown show on September 5.
Via Rip It Up.