The event is to be held at The Troubadour, 263-267 Old Brompton Road, London, SW5 9JA
Damn Vandals - "They don’t make songs as good as this anymore ... absolutely massively brilliant ... Damn Vandals, they are AMAZING!" Shaun Keaveny
Damn Vandals new album Rocket Out of London is out next month.
As well as seeing their debut album release and numerous live UK shows, 2012 was a busy year for the band – culminating in a live session broadcast on Sky TV’s prime time Loaded TV show.
Their exhilarating live shows have gained them a reputation as one of “one of the most exciting bands to surface from the UK this year” (This Is Fake DIY), and 2013 will see further touring along with a number of UK festival appearances already agreed.
The deep and powerful distinctive vocals of Jack Kansas have drawn comparisons with David Bowie, Mark Lanegan, Jim Morrison and Matt Berninger of The National. Jack is supported by a toweringly-talented band, consisting of Adam Kilemore Gardens (bass), Chris Christianson (drums) and Frank Pick with his soaring and haunting guitar riffs.
'Done for Desire' was produced by Julian Simmons, whose credits include Midlake, The Phenomenal Handclap Band, Ed Sheeran, Guillemots, and Goldheart Assembly.
Watch a short documentary on the band filmed by a group of students from Northeastern University, Boston MA, in the run-up to album launch here & an interview with vocalist Jack Kansas on The Daily Star website here
"Damn Vandals are one of the most exciting bands to surface from the UK this year, and 'Done For Desire' one of the most exciting debuts." This Is Fake DIY
“One of the most exciting bands I’ve seen this year … absolutely superb, so much energy on stage, a proper rock ‘n’ roll band.” Chris Hawkins, BBC 6MUSIC
"Each song is pure gold ... Damn Vandals are going to be huge - get in on the ground floor with this stunning debut" 10/10 The Press Association
"An Introducing classic ... it's Can't Go Dancing When You're Gone that hits the sweet spot, combining straightahead simplicity - the hallmark of all great rock songs - with a killer groove and immaculate production." Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music
"Done For Desire doesn't have a weak track ... it's dirty, it's dark and it's brilliantly brimming with raw passion that instantly makes you feel alive."
12/13 Room Thirteen
The Tuesday Club - “One of the most exciting acts I’ve heard all year.” AAA music
Described as ‘Dad's Army Spacerock, futurised revisionism and born at various junctures between 1957 and 1984, the age range and experience encased within this mysterious 8 piece, would put many of today's more established reformers to shame. Reaction to their debut single ‘Dolly Dynamite’ this summer was huge. From widespread critical acclaim to Q Radio plays the music media were pretty much on board the good ship Tuesday Club from the off. The icing on the cake for their debut year? An exclusive Loaded TV set recorded at the end of 2012 and broadcast in the Morecambe and Wise slot on Boxing day, well what did you expect?
“A cheeky little tune” Q Radio
“If you want music with a bit of a spark, a ton of swagger and a heap of fun I suggest you join me in signing up to The Tuesday Club” Rhythm & Booze
“Flippin’ wonderful. Probably the shortest review I have ever written but it really says it all – I will repeat; Flippin’ Wonderful!” Andy Snipper – musicnews.com
“This is clever while staying absolutely exuberant, and The Tuesday Club are one of the most exciting acts I’ve heard all year.” AAA Music
“If Roxy Music were doing the Rocky Horror show, they'd sound like this” - Steve Honest
"It's all about the music, we are deadly serious about our commitment to each other, but that certainly doesn't mean we can't do it with a smile". enthuses front man Andreas Vanderbraindrain. "There's too much pomposity, too much sucked in cheek blue steel ethic, especially in London . The Tuesday Club just play for the love and the joy, we set our phasers on FUN and go for it, it's time for ‘New’ Glamour... that's where 6ft chanteuse The Minx comes in darlings… ‘GLAMOUR with a capital G’
The whole band have a look and style that falls somewhere between The Rocky Horror show, Oh Boy!, Carry on Screaming, a BBC period drama and Dad’s Army. The Tuesday’s certainly give off a refreshing air of who cares, which has got to be worth something in today’s dark days of austerity!
The Tuesday Club are: Glabrous Fabulous - Thud Bass, Wasabi Penis - Heavy Lead, The Beautiful Wolf - Twang Bass, Andreas Vanderbraindrain – Vocals, Tittybar Telski -drums, The Minx -Vocals and Cowbell, J-Rod - Jangle lead, Jerry Berry - Keys
Twitter : @thetuesdayclub1 @Vnderbraindrain
Soundcloud : soundcloud.com/thetuesdayclub/sets/the-tuesday-club
Helene Greenwood - “Burst of freshness and vitality … one to watch” The Sunday Express
Helene has been songwriting for six years and originally started her music career as a contemporary composer studying at The Royal Academy. The birth of her daughter in 2005 inspired Helene to want to pursue more narrative based, lyrical music. She completed a music degree from Royal Holloway and studied singing with internationally acclaimed singers Nia Lynn and Anita Wardell which gave Helene a fantastic opportunity to explore her passion for the harmonies of jazz standards. She also studied songwriting with award winning American singer Gretchen Parlato in 2011 at Stanford University.
"Melodic, ethereal and haunting. Helene sings with passion and heartfelt emotion." Anita Wardell (Jazz singer of the Year.)
Inspired by Ella Fitzgerald and her studies in jazz singing as well as more contemporary songstresses such as Björk and Feist, Helene sought to “capture the moments in between places” through song and set about testing her compositions in venues across London; regularly performing at Proud Galleries in Camden and at Stanford University Coffee House.
In the run-up to her full-length debut album, ‘Collectable You’, Helene eases us into her world with ‘The Break’ EP. Recorded in April at the Strongroom Studios in Shoreditch it features producer and band-member Calum MacColl (Son of folk legends Ewan MacColland Peggy Seeger) at the helm with James Hallawell of The Waterboys on keyboards.
Whilst the buoyant grace of lead track ‘Break In Break Out’ and the darkly powerful ‘After the Fire’ showcase her full band at its rousing best with the rootsy drums of Martyn Barker (Billy Bragg/Beth Gibbons) and the atmospheric bass playing of Arnulf Lindler (KT Tunstall), the remainder of the EP focuses in on the nucleus of Helene, Calum and James. Demonstrating a lighter and stripped back sound, it sets the perfect scene for new listeners to Helene’s intimate vocal. At times pure and soulful, at others gently breaking with an endearing fragility it is a voice certainly evocative of her direct influences along with the likes of Regina Spektor and Imogen Heap.
Musically the band creates a canvas of contemporary, alternative pop with shades of folk and jazz for Helene to paint her words and melodies onto, at once traditional and modern. There is a grand sense of space and childlike wonder at the simple joys in life, particularly in ‘Break In Break Out’ with its sweeping string and brass arrangements. Yet these wide-eyed tapestries are brought down to earth by a very human voice and lyricism universal in its appeal, most evident in her startlingly unique interpretations of the well-loved classics ‘In Between Days’ by The Cure and ‘Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread)’ by Johnny Mercer and Rube Bloom, which appear on the EP.