Damn VANDALS Tour Dates
aaamusic | On 18, Jan 2012
EP: The Beautiful Mind EP
- Beautiful Mind
- He Pulls a Knife
- Union Jack Boxes
- Trouble With Jesus
Released: 27th February
On Sexy Beast – Sexybeast013
Available via i-Tunes
and all major download sites
Following on from the success of their recent single “Can’t Go Dancing When You’re Gone”, which saw the band receive BBC Introducing support from Tom Robinson – “Great track!”, Artrocker, NME and BFBS Radio, and their highly successful “Bayonet” release earlier in 2011, Damn Vandals release their debut EP – The Beautiful Mind EP – which is also Record of The Week on BBC6 Music Breakfast show with Shaun Keavney in January ’12.
Their debut album is also due for release in June 2012.
“Absolutely Marvellous…great guitar sound…..we think this is simply amazing“ BBC6 Music Shaun Keavney
“The antithesis to watered down indie-clones, the EP plays like a statement of determined intent“. Totally Vivid
“A little excited for the future of this emerging outfit.” 4/5* Glasswerk
“An exciting new addition to the music world” More Than The Music
“Dark, intense and positively reeking of quality”. Music News
The distinctive and powerful vocals of lead singer, London’s Jack Kansas, have already drawn comparisons ranging from Ian Curtis to David Bowie, from Billy Idol to The National. Oxford’s Frank Pick provides the jagged guitar riffs that epitomize the dynamic, taut, post-punk rocker’s sound along with Adam Kilemore Gardens from N. Ireland on
bass and Chris Christianson III from Sheffield via Switzerland on drums.
“Pixies meeting The Strokes with a touch of Guns n Roses swagger thrown on top.” Spoonfed
“Takes Talking Heads for a ride on Velvet’s strident guitar, attitude with melodic poke … contender for best single of the month” Mudkiss – “Can’t Go Dancing When You’re Gone” review
The London based band, who have been together for just 2 years, have already received support from BBC6 Tom Robinson, Artrocker Radio, Q Radio, Amazing Radio, Total Rock Radio, BFBS and Radio2XS to name but a few with their first 2 single releases.
They are now busy preparing for the highly anticipated release of this their debut EP which showcases all 4 immensely talented band members – it delivers, and certainly doesn’t disappoint. This will be followed by a UK tour, an expected busy summer festival season and their debut album release.
“Ones to Watch!” Guitar Café
“A barrage of serrated riffs, a touch of shoegaze, a dose of post punk and a dense edgy groove that’ll have indie rock fans frothing at the mouth” Rhythm & Booze
“Swaggering rock ‘n’ roll” Time Out
“Defined vocals and music brought to life through sharp guitars creating a dirty atmosphere”
“A thrill … they are bringing guitar-driven music and the emotion of post-punk back into the limelight.”
“If you are a fan of Echo And The Bunnymen or even the Pixies this might just be your cup of tea.”
“The future’s looking incredibly bright for this creative group” rockingmusic.co.uk
You can see also Damn Vandals video work and guerrilla-style animations on their YouTube page: www.youtube.com/damnvandals
Forthcoming gigs with more to be confirmed:
Weds 18 Jan @ The Bowery, 36-38 New Oxford St London WC1A 1EP. 9.30pm. £6
Sat 4 Feb @ The Workshop, 243 Old St, London, EC1V, 9pm. £6
Tues 14 Feb @ The Buffalo Bar, 259 Upper St, London N1 1RU, 10pm £5
Thurs 1 March @ The Underbelly, 11 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NU, 9pm £6 (EP Launch Show)
Fri 6 April @ The 12 Bar Club, 26 Denmark St, London WC2H 8NL, 9pm. £5