‘Boogie Man’ Music Video

Here’s the new video we shot for Boogie Man! Many thanks to Greg Rom from Gentlemen Films and everyone else that helped out! Here are some behind the scene photos by Angie and Roy!

“Pretoria Girls” Music Video

Shot and edited by Hanro Havenga, titles by Cool Your Jets

Desmondicus and thee Tutulandicus!

  It’s no secret that we are absolute dress up geeks, and for Halloween 2014 we dressed up as the Harry Potter cast for Arcade Empire’s massive annual Halloween party!

“Enjoy Yourself” Teaser

Our first teaser for the album ENJOY YOURSELF!

Merch!

Our latest band merch is available at Pins & Knuckles. Here are some pics of t-shirts from the last few years.  

Cookie Monster

5Gum: Desmond & The Tutus and Friends

A little while ago we threw a roof party in Braamfontein with some friends. Adriaan Louw shot and edited this little video.     

Teenage Mutant Desmond Turtles

Sovereign Academy Halloween 2006, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

I Want to KISS You on the Cheek

      Sovereign Academy Halloween 2007, we went as KISS!

“Tattoo” Music Video

Directed by Chloe Coetsee.

Our Penpal

“Tuckshop: The Remixes” (2009)

We commissioned a bunch of remixes when Tuckshop came out, download a zip file of the best ones here.

“Tigersushi Periculum No1 (Kiss You On The Cheek)” (2008)

In 2008, our dear friend Paul Holden (aka King of Town) did a remix for our song Kiss You On The Cheek. He posted the remix online to some of his DJ friends, word spread and it was soon picked up by Tigersushi Records in Paris for a 12″ release.

“Pictures” Music Video

Directed by Greg Rom.

“Lazy Bones” Music Video

Big thanks to Cool Your Jets and Adi Koen for all your hard work! Check out some behind the scenes photos below courtesy of Lucky Pony!

Teenagers – Music Video & Remixes

Here’s the music video and 3 exclusive remixes for our new single “Teenagers”!

PTA GRLZ (Bittereinder Jakaranda Remix)

Our dear friends Bittereinder have made a remix of our ode to Moot meisies “Pretoria Girls”, it’s available on iTunes now!

Snaps from our Japan Tour in 2013

In May of 2013 we went back to Japan and toured through a few cities. Here are some pics we took along the way. Thanks to Dawa at Flake Records, Chihiro, Ai and everyone else that was so kind to us during our stay.

4 x Ali G (Arcade Empire Halloween 2013)

Sometimes we think that being in a band is just an excuse to dress up in funny outfits. In 2013 we did 4 x Ali G and we’ve done some other good ones too!

Our Old Website

  This is a screengrab of our old website. Lots of fun to make but about 0% practical so we moved on to this spiffy new one. 

Our Faces

“Zim Zala Bim” Music Video

Directed by Hanro Havenga

Your Toast is Ready!

2010 Rehearsal Sessions

These are some photos that Doug took back in 2010 during our writing sessions at Bassline Studios, Newtown. A lot of the material we came up with here became songs on our 2nd album “Mnusic” Check out Craig in the moonboot!

“Peter” Music Video

Directed by Leigh Ogilvie.

Tuckshop (2008)

Our first ever album “Tuckshop” was released in 2009.  Our first album Tuckshop is available for download on iTunes / Emusic / Amazon / Here is an old photo of Shane busy putting this cover together!

Hand-drawn Flyers

Home Videos

We used to own a video camera and we also used to think we were very funny.

Park Acoustics 2015 – Pictures

Park Acoustics is one of the really special regular events that happens at the Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria every month. Here are some pics from our last performance there.

PUMAHAPPYHOLIDAY 2014

“Enjoy Yourself” (2014)

Our third album “Enjoy Yourself” is out on Just Music now! Grab it on iTunes!

Handmade Flyers

Mnusic (2012)

Our second full length album was released in 2012 by Sony Music Africa. You can download it on iTunes, Nokia Ovi and Amazon. Here is some of the original artwork from the album sleeve.

“Mnusic” Infomercial

Greg Rom helped us film this wild infomercial for our album Mnusic.

Fancy Dress!

Do we love fancy dress? Guilty as charged!

“The Future” Music Video

Directed by Hanro Havenga and filmed enroute to one of our favourite venues in the country, Live.

“Car Guard Tan” Music Video

Directed by Hanro Havenga

“Desmond Are Tokyo” Tour Movie

Our dear friend Andrew Berry of We-Are-Awesome came with on our first trip to Japan in 2010 and he made this weird movie.

Photos (Hot Box Studios, 27 Jan 2010)

Hot Box Studios in Pretoria is another one of those lovely live music spaces that didn’t last long but will live on forever in the hearts of those that spent any time there.

Happy Birthday Douglas!

This one time Doug turned 21, and we threw him a birthday party. Waverley Bowls Club, 22 June 2007.

Polaroids (Tempos, 11 October 2008)

Tempos in Northriding was a weird place, but we sure had some good times there.

2006 was a good year for punk rock.

We formed Desmond & The Tutus  in December of 2005, in Doug’s bedroom in Pretoria. Here are some pics from our early rehearsal sessions and our first  few gigs.