The highly anticipated new Damn Vandals album ‘Rocket Out Of London’ will be released on 7th April 2014, preceded by the single ‘Twist Up And Tangle’ released on 17th March.
The album is the follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut ‘Done For Desire’, which was Shaun Keaveny's BBC 6Music Record of the Week and one of Bloomberg’s ‘Best CDs of 2012’. ‘Rocket Out Of London’ will now consolidate the group’s reputation as being one of the few great contemporary British rock bands.
Taut and wired, lyrically breathless, coherently unhinged – the 10 new tracks thunder by.
The album is produced by Julian Simmons (Midlake, Ed Sheeran, Guillemots, Goldheart Assembly).
Jack Kansas’s fried and frenzied vocals duel with Frank Pick’s equally explosive guitars whilst
Adam Kilemore Gardens on bass and Chris Christianson on drums deliver the urgent rhythmic backdrop.
The album’s tracks explore psychotic musical obsession, celebrity stalking, hard liquor, lazy stoners, death by dreams, hatred of school, the crippling hollowness of pornography, late nights, madness and homeland security.
The band’s exhilarating live shows have gained them a reputation as “one of the most exciting bands to surface from the UK this year” (This is Fake DIY) – with BBC 6Music’s Chris Hawkins adding: “Damn Vandals, a great live band, thoroughly recommend seeing them … absolutely superb, so much energy on stage, a proper rock n roll band.”
“The boys harness the spirit of Motorhead in this anti-establishment fuzziest” Daily Star
“Absolutely Marvellous … Utterly fabulous … one of the best rock tunes we've had for a long time .… Damn Vandals, they are amazing!” Shaun Keaveny, BBC 6Music
“Each song is pure gold … Damn Vandals are going to be huge - get in on the ground floor with this stunning debut.”
The Press Association 10/10
“This is a monster meatball of British, psycho-delic, stoner rock. Combining high-protein melodic content with a wodge of heavy-duty guitar and rhythm section carbs …. This is vandalism with class.”
David Sinclair – The Times’ pop and rock critic
“Tingles my taste-buds.” Artrocker
“If Nick Cave fronted a heavier Gang Of Four … 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
“Injecting a fresh boost into the British music scene” Record Collector
“An Introducing Classic” Tom Robinson BBC 6Music
“Such a distinctive sound … the Vandals have the goods.” Classic Rock Magazine
“Damn Vandals are the shot in the arm that the indie rock scene has been begging for … pure rock … brilliantly brimming with raw passion … Forget the hype, the Damn Vandals have surpassed it.” Room Thirteen 12/13
“Every song is a single-in-waiting … all killer/no filler … a perfect album. No hyperbole. No bulls**t. Get ‘Done For Desire’ and witness the birth of the sound of the new generation.” Mass Movement
Please see www.damnvandals.co.uk for live dates
Sat 22nd March - 9pm @ The Cellar, Frewin Court, Oxford OX1 3HZ £5
Thurs 10th April – 9pm @ The Dublin Castle 94 Parkway, London, NW1 7AN FREE ENTRY! (Album Launch Show)
23rd May - Off The Tracks Festival – Threshing Barn Stage @ 10pm