DAMN VANDALS: 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 recentsingle “Can’t Go Dancing When You’re Gone”, which saw the band receive BBC Introducing support from Tom Robinson - “Great track!” - and their highly successful “Bayonet” release earlier in 2011, Damn Vandals release their debut EP – The Beautiful Mind EP, with their debut album due for release in June 2012.
“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
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
Forthcoming gigs with more to be confirmed:
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