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Hello and Happy New Year to you all!
In 2014, we look forward to our 8th birthday, more album releases than we have managed before and some tours that will make some of you very happy,
Damnably EXCITING NEWS
All female Japanese cult trio Shonen Knife hit the road again to tour the UK & Ireland this May, to coincide with a forthcoming new album to be released on Damnably Records.
Formed in Osaka almost 33 years ago, the trio rose from humble DIY beginnings to touring with Nirvana on their ‘Nevermind’ tour, trailblazing a path for women in music and inspiring legions of bands. Championed by Nirvana, Sonic Youth and hailed as a favourite by the crème-de-la-crème of Alternative Rock, Shonen Knife remain one of the most influential and beloved of Japanese rock exports.
Following an extensive tour of Europe in 2013, the band are returning for 15 dates across the UK and Ireland this May before heading to Europe, to promote the release of their 20th album, Overdrive, out 14th April on Damnably Records. Pre-Orders will be posted soon.
Live, they are a tight with machine-precision, punching out fast, highly exciting sets of Punk, Pop, Rock & Metal hits, all coated with their own distinctively quirky and life-affirming charm. As they fast approach their 1,000th gig, Shonen Knife’s joy and invention shows no sign of fading. As Naoko says, “Let’s Rock!”
Apr 30 : Manchester – Ruby Lounge (Buy Tickets)
May 1 : Leeds – Brudenell Social Club (Buy Tickets)
May 3 : Leicester – Handmade Festival (Buy Tickets)
May 6 : Dublin – Whelans (Buy Tickets)
May 7 : Limerick – Dolans (Buy Tickets)
May 8 : Cork – Crane Lane Theatre
May 9 : Belfast – Cathedral Quarter Festival
May 10 : Glasgow – CCA (Buy Ticket)
May 11 : Edinburgh – Electric Circus (Buy Tickets)
May 12 : Newcastle – Cluny (Buy Tickets)
May 14 : Bristol – The Fleece (Buy Tickets)
May 15 : Cardiff- Clwb Ifor Bach (Buy Tickets)
May 16 : Brighton- Sticky Mikes Frog Bar (Buy Tickets)
May 17 : Milton Keynes- The Craufurd Arms(Buy Tickets)
May 18 : London – Dingwalls (Buy Tickets)
European dates to be announced soon!
Meanwhile Geoff Farina has almost finished his extensive month long European Tour
which has seen a few SOLD OUT shows and great press.
His remaing tour dates are:
1.30 Sala Ocho y medio, Alicante ES
1.31 Fotomaton Bar, Madrid ES
2.1 Sala Zulo, Lasarte/Gipuzkoa ES
2.2 Hika Ateneo, Bilbao ES
3.2 Helioglobal, Barcelona ES (date changed due to Airport strike in Bologna)
and a curious limited edition 3 sided Vinyl LP from 2 decade old English band Lazarus Clamp.
Damnably Charity News
The ‘London Mattathon‘ gig was a great success and together with our 18 track compilation album ‘After The Storm‘
we raised £450 so far for the DEC ‘Philippines Typhoon Appeal’.
Damnably would like to thank Matt, who drummed almost non stop for 4 hours, all the bands, Tim at the Windmill, all the attendees and everyone involved in the album too.
Live sets from Slowgun, Crumbling Ghost, smallgang & Russell & The Wolf Choir
are streaming here. If you missed ‘After the Storm’ due to the Christmas throng, please click HERE
1.Patrons of Husbandry – Perfect Hair (Geoff Farina’s new band)
2.Joel RL Phelps & The Downer Trio – The Chaplin’s Radiotelephone (alt)
3.Golden Gurls – Come On Over
4.Crumbling Ghost – Omie Wise
5.The Magic Words – Loaded For Bear
6.Slowgun – Lullaby Head
7.BMX Bandits – True Love Will Find You In The End
8.American Werewolf Academy – All My Friends
9.smallgang – Library
10.More Bad Times – Chilli Linguine
11.The Fire Harvest – Empire Watertree
12.Cecile Tiger Again – Shonen Ramones
13.Mordros – Wild Blue Oats
14.Fried Cabbage – Turn That Girl Down
15.MJ Hibbett – Open Top Bus Tour
16.Hugomorales – Vasca Da Bagno
17.smallgang – Waiting For Your Life
18. Chris Brokaw – Mother and Daughter
Damnably Radio #74 contains some of the songs we loved the most in 2013 and is streaming here
Excited? We are! As always, check out the latest on our website and Facebook page!
Thank you for reading!