No Man Can Stand Against the Deadly Fists of Kung Fu formed like so many emergent bands, by two guys with cheap guitars.
Zac Hobbs and Jason Hurt grew up in the same town, read the same comic books and shared the same distaste for mediocre pizza. They also enjoyed listening to the same music and at early ages the two of them would begin to write music together. Listening to Dinosaur Jr, The Afghan Whigs, Tom Petty, The Replacements and The Pixies would result in a writing style heavy on guitars yet graced by vocal melody. Their style is tight and powerful with just the right amount of push and tug. Zac and Jason created a tag-team dynamic that doesn’t appear often in writing teams. With the addition of Phread Touchette and Andrew Bennett, No Man Can Stand Against the Deadly Fists of Kung Fu (Deadly Fists of Kung Fu for short, DFKF for shorter) was created in 2002.
Phread Touchette and his bass guitar officially stepped into the band in 2002. His style demonstrates how maneuverability adds a playful element to an otherwise forceful guitar-driven sound. With guitars raging the trio needed a drummer that could not only collaborate, but could keep up. Enter Andy B.
Andrew Bennett, or Andy B., officially joined the rhythm section in mid 2003. When he came aboard he seemed to provide just the right amount of balance to the antics of the comic book twins. Classically trained with a heavier sound, this heavy-handed freight-train technique would be well adapted to DFKF to complete a welcomed, yet unexpected, full-bodied and explosive sound.
Steeped in the minutia of pop-culture references, comic book sagas and the appeal of space travel you won't find traditional songs of unrequited love or lyrics justifying society's need for anger management professionals. What you get is a fun indie rock sound that is both appealing and memorable. The variances and dynamics in the songcraft of the Deadly Fists of Kung Fu provides listeners with a refreshing break from the norm.