What’s the most unlikely inspiration for a metal band? A Simpsons character Ned Flanders, of course, and that’s why Okilly Dokilly is the only Flanders-themed indie band out there. Created by Head Ned and Bled Ned (probably not real names), it has three other members: Red Ned, Thread Ned, and Stead Ned. And they play heavy metal, with lyrics that are all Ned Flanders quotes. For example, “All That Is Left,” is a song dedicated to the Leftorium store.
Okilly Dokilly is based in Phoenix, Arizona. They describe their genre as Nedal, which is “not as fast as Bartcore, and a little cleaner than Krusty Punk”. The head Neds came up with the idea while standing in a store check-out line and thinking up cutesy, fresh to the music industry names for metal bands. “In reality, this is all just an over-the-top attempt at getting Matt Groening’s autograph, even if it comes on a cease and desist letter,” Head Ned told RipItUp. If that doesn’t happen, the famous cartoon-inspired band’s first concert is supposed to be held on September 5th in Phoenix!
Okilly Dokilly is the world’s only heavy metal band dedicated to The Simpsons’ Ned Flanders
All the band members are named some version of ‘Ned’
Their genre? NEDAL!
“Not as fast as Bartcore, and a little cleaner than Krusty Punk. Not as heavy as ‘Homer J.ent’ – Nedal is a happy medium in the Simpscene”
Their first concert is planned for September 5th – unless they get Matt Groening’s autograph via a cease-and-desist order beforehand!
Listen to them play below:
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