Damn Vandals – Twist Up And Tangle

 

Marcus Maschwitz Photography 2012

Marcus Maschwitz Photography 2012

    Ahead of their new album, the highly anticipated Rocket Out Of London, UK sonic rock ‘n’ rollers Damn Vandals release new single Twist Up And Tangle. It is a manipulative little treat which brings the brilliance of debut album Done For Desire into an equally masterful but even more psychotically honed sound. It is a feverishly tasty temptation for what the new full-length is likely to offer; actually having heard the upcoming beast of a release, look out for a review soon, it is a very accurate indication of the triumph waiting in the wings.

     Damn Vandals has developed into one of the UK’s most ferociously compelling and ingeniously contagious rock protagonists since making their early bow with the widely acclaimed and remarkably masterful Beautiful Mind EP. With surrounding encounters and songs leading into the outstanding Done For Desire album, the London quartet announced themselves as an uncompromising and highly addictive proposition. Lyrically and musically sharp, their sound with its additionally earthy and raw breath consistently made an easy capture of the imagination and passions upon their debut, its stirring qualities built upon riotously incendiary live performances which also have earned the band a mighty reputation. Recorded with produced by Julian Simmons (Midlake, Ed Sheeran, Guillemots, Goldheart Assembly) as the previous release, Twist Up And Tangle and the upcoming Rocket Out Of London take all the recognised potent elements of the band on a dirtier, darker, and more intensive exploration.

     Twist Up And Tangle lurches into the ears with heavy punching beats and sonic scythes of raw scuzz kissed guitar, both coverthrusting the song forcibly and magnetically upon the senses. It is a scarring introduction which is soon riled up further by the excellent distinctive tones of Jack Kansas, his delivery as ever rigorously expressive and voraciously attention grabbing, much like the surrounding sounds. Soon into its sinew flexing stride, the track is prowling and bruising with every swerve and leap of its caustic dance. The track is a predator, but one offering rich infectious bait which seduces and romances the primal instincts within. The guitar of Frank Pick alone is sheer magnetism, his cutting riffs and sonic toxicity right through to a synapse scorching solo insatiably addictive and matched in aural kind by the throaty rapacious tones of Adam Kilemore Gardens’ bass and the wickedly intrusive rhythms of drummer Chris Christianson, not forgetting the persistent vocal devilry of Kansas. Like Fatima Mansions meets The Birthday Party at a demonically cast liquor orgy, the song is one of those corruptive pleasures which sets the heart and year ablaze.

    It is not alone though as its partner in crime I Bring You Love is equally as insidiously addictive. Merging psychobilly and dark Cajun licks within its dirty swamp of heavy duty rock ‘n’ roll, the song is a commanding drama reeking incitement with a swagger and dark hearted narrative to match. Pick again simply mesmerises as his riffs and slide guitar spawned hooks lustfully fondle your naughty bits whilst Kansas encourages the exciting violation with another expulsion of gruff syllables and angst kissed enticement. With rhythms that robustly resonate in bone and thoughts, the track is a riveting teaser for the album ahead and supplier of another bulky slab of pleasure.

    Released as the album through Sexy Beast, Twist Up And Tangle leaves the passions basking. It is a must have appetiser for the sure to be confirmation of the new Kings of British rock ‘n’ roll through their new album.

Twist Up And Tangle is released march 17th with Rocket Out Of London uncaged April 7th.

10/10

www.damnvandals.co.uk

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Deathcrush – Lesson #16 For Beatmaster V /Fun

 

 Photo: Anne Irgens.


Photo: Anne Irgens.

   Deathcrush is one of those encounters for which anarchy and rebellion was invented so their riotous sounds could soundtrack their landscapes. The Norwegian tempest of noise and rhythmic antagonism has anthemic toxicity running through their veins, a seductive poison which enflames and invigorates their sounds, and thus all those eagerly submissive hearts coming across them. March 17th sees the release of the band’s new single, Lesson #16 for Beatmaster / Fun; a slice of incitement which ignites the imagination and riles up the body. The track is maybe their biggest and baddest yet, certainly their most wickedly compelling and deliciously mischievous, and one more slap around the senses from one of the most exciting new bands around.

   It was Lesson #13 For Nanker Phelge / Fire, a flexi disc double poster magazine debut single early in 2013, which put the music world on alert over the Oslo trio but their following Skool’s In 12” later in the year which really sparked an almost lustful intrigue and appetite for Deathcrush from the music scene. The four track temptress with devilishly seductive and merciless infectious weaponry in its hands ignited media and fan attention instantly, its raucous and contagious noise rock a feisty provocateur for the imagination. To be fair the band was already firing up passions before any release; shows and tours as well as festival appearances at the likes of Roskilde, Øya, and Way Out West drawing strong attentive gazes as the band shared stages with bands such as Battles, Melt-Banana, Vivian Girls, Sleigh Bells, Trentemøller, and The Dillinger Escape Plan.

    Recorded with Jørgen Træen (Datarock, Annie, Sondre Lerche), Lesson #16 For Beatmaster V /Fun sees the threesome of a0417735420_2vocalist/guitarist Linn Nystadnes, bassist/vocalist Åse Røyset, and vocalist/drummer Vidar Evensen in devilish mood from its opening seconds. Militant beats and antagonistic riffs immediately seize the ears whilst the vocals of Nystadnes accompanied by Røyset, add seduction laced with equally unmistakable intimidation. The rhythms of Evensen stomp and threaten with inviting revelry and predacious hunger whilst the guitar and bass cast a psyche infecting web of adventure and rapacious stalking respectively which is impossible to resist. There is the rawness to the proposition too which marked previous songs and again here adds an extra abrasive aspect to the song intensifying the menace and anthem clad lure of the involvement.

   A puppeteer for feet, arms, and emotions, the track is noise alchemy; a devil spawned maelstrom with aligning clarity and venomous provocation uniting for a primal antagonistic waltz. With further tracks recorded with Billy Anderson (Swans, Melvins, Mr. Bungle) and currently in the mixing hands of Nystadnes waiting to infect the world as well as an equally dramatic video for the new single, which has been selected for the Berlin Independent Film Festival, Deathcrush is well into their ascent towards world domination. It will be a dangerous and imposing ride for us all but a hell of a hellacious thrill too as shown by Lesson #16 For Beatmaster V /Fun…bring it on we say.

http://www.deathcrush.no

10/10

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FFR UK Reggae Punk Mondays 17th March 2014

17 March 2014

With its ever growing reputation and success, FFR UK’s REGGAE PUNK MONDAYS bring another unmissable night to the 12 BAR CLUB on March 17th. The fan acclaimed event presents the best underground punk and rock sounds that the Capital has to offer and this week mounts yet another irresistible offering.

segs ruts dc

segs ruts dc

Firstly your resident hosts, DJ SEGS and London punks THE DUEL, provide their usual unbridled passion to the night. Innovative impresario and a founder of punk legends The Ruts and Ruts DC, Segs Jennings once again entwines the evening with his constantly acclaimed and surprising DJ set playing the best inspirational sounds, whilst The Duel who regularly fire up the event with their uniquely adventurous and passionate music, promises to have an extra snarl this week as they celebrate the recent confirmation of their appearance at the Rebellion Festival for the ninth year running.

the duel use

the duel

Reggae Punk Mondays reputation for inviting the most inspirational special guests to play, adds yet another potent string to its bow as the night welcomes one of rocks finest underground artists, DAVE KUSWORTH. From his first band T.V. Eye in 1977, Dave has built a rigorously respected career though bands like The Hawks, The Jacobites with Nikki Sudden, and The Bounty Hunters. Always passionately faithful to his roots, Dave brings his very distinct flavour to an eagerly anticipating night.

dave kusworth

dave kusworth

dnny fury

Danny Fury

Adding to the thrills and spills will also be lead singer and songwriter of Tango Pirates, DANNY FURY and the irrepressible FREEDOM FACTION. Danny will for the first time ever be presenting an unplugged set, a proud exclusive for FFR UK whilst the old school bred Cambridge quartet will do what they do best; create musical havoc and ignite the passions.

freedom faction

freedom faction

Compared by Bart Barton as The Spirit oF Andy Warhol, FFR UK casts another must see presentation on London’s musical landscape, and for those elsewhere the whole night will be streamed live @ http://ffruk.com/ffrukmonday