Damnably December News-Slaughter

Season’s greetings to one and all, this is the December Damnably news-letter.

We have posted a selection of best of 2014 lists from our acts here
Joel RL Phelps created a new song for Jon Solomon‘s 25 hour marathon Christmas WPRB radio show that you can stream or download here

Damnably releases

We’d like to thank you each one of you for supporting us and our acts this year. We managed to release more than ever before with Shonen Knife’s ‘Overdrive’, Wussy’s Attica!, smallgang’s san and Exit Verse’s debut.

Exit Verse – Exit Verse (Geoff Farina from Karate’s new band) got 8/10 from The Skinny, 7/10 in Uncut 7.4 Visions (Germany) w/ full Album streams in the some of the biggest Zines including: Visions Mowno (France)  3voor12 (Benelux) and DOD (Spain) & some BBC 6 Music/XFM Radio play.
We have 60 of 12′ White Vinyl in stock and tons of digipack CD’s here North American’s please order from EJRC

DAMNABLY033 - Exit Verse - Exit Verse
Lazarus Clamp  ‘The bird is not the metaphor’


This release will be available for Record Shop Day 2015 but you can get it now directly from the band for £10 and here’s why you may wish to:
Live Recording to Tape: CHECK
Mad tunings, Baritones and a Travis Bean: CHECK
Traynor, Selmer & Kelly Amp Heads: CHECK
One quiet member able to forge own FX Pedals: CHECK
Overly complex songs about serious things, sometimes loud: CHECK
20 long Years existence & still unknown: CHECK
Stewart Lee likes them: CHECK
Lazarus Clamp’s Limited edition, 3-sided, double-vinyl 6th LP is on Pre-Order (post now) http://music.lazarusclamp.co.uk/track/latch-2 (includes CD & DL)

Wussy struck out this year with press and radio acclaim but the crowning glory was their national TV debut.
Watch Wussy Interviewed by Anthony Mason on CBS This Morning and play ‘Teenage Wasteland‘ ‘Beautiful‘ and ‘Pizza king‘ live to an audience of Millions!
Spin Voted “Teenage Wasteland” #55 in 101 Best Songs of 2014 & “Acetylene” scored #26 on 40 Best Country Songs of 2014.
The band also made the grade at The Observer Popmatters, Slate, PitchforkAllMusic  and Public Radio’s Best In-Studio Performance of 2014 NPR via KEXP here

Tour news

smallgang (sponsored by Vape) play Brixton Windmill January 18th

Chris Brokaw (Come, Codeine, Martha’s Vineyard Ferries etc)  Spanish Tour & new release on 12XU

13.01 Huesca – Matadero
14.01 Bilbao – Kafe Antzokia
15.01 Gijón – El Patio de la Favorita
16.01 Azpeitia – San Agustin Kulturgunea
17.01 Iruña- Zentral Kafe Antzokia
18.01 Zaragoza – CC. Delicias (Bombo y Platillo)
19.01 Castellón – Centro Municipal de Cultura (SONS)
20.01 Valencia – La Llimera
22.01 Almendralejo -Salón de Teatres
23.01 Don Benito – Rincón Pio Sound
24.01 Madrid – Siroco
25.01 Alicante – Teatro Arniches (Atiende Alicante)
27.01 Martorell – Pastallé Sound
28.01 Barcelona – Heliogàbal
30.01 San Sebastian – . Le Bukowski

Shonen KnifeStep Into Overdrive‘ Australian & New Zealand 2015 tour
*first time back to NZ in 18 years.


17.01 Hobart Mona Foma Festival (AU) (as Osaka Ramones)
18.01 Hobart Mona Foma Festival (AU)
21.01 Perth ASTOR LOUNGE (AU)
22.01  Adelaide Jive (AU)
23.01  Brisbane GALLERY OF MODERN ART (AU)
24.01  Sydney The Factory (AU)
25.01  Melbourne DING DONG (AU)
28.01  Auckland Kings Arms (NZ)
29.01  Leigh Sawmill Café (NZ)
30.01  Wellington San Francisco Bath House (NZ)
31.01  Christchurch Churchills (NZ)

Four-Leaf Clover Tour‘ of Japan.
Shonen Knife are joined by Atsuko the original Drummer & Bassist
playing the whole set.

4 leaf clover tour 2

26.03 Okayama, Pepper Land (JP)
28.03 Tokyo Shin Daita, FEVER (JP)
29.03 Nagoya, Club Rock’n’roll (JP)
31.03 Hiroshima, Cave be (JP)
1.04  Fukuoka, Queblick (JP)
4.04 Osaka, CONPASS (JP)
11.04 Sapporo, SPIRITUAL LOUNGE (JP)

Damnably Radio

A new Podcast Streams @ https://www.mixcloud.com/damnably/damnably-radio-77-everything-is-awesome/

Dick Diver Waste The Alphabet Florida  (Chapter/Trouble In Mind 2015)
Mitski Townie Bury me at makeout creek (double double whammy 2014)
Obnox Molecule Louder Space (12XU 2014)
Negative Scanner  Adults in the shallow end Live @ The Empty Bottle, Chicago 2013
Agatha 1981 Gravis Atque Gravior (Cheap Satanism 2014)
Violence Cowpiss 十戒 (Ten Commandments)Lake of Fake PRF Quarter 3 (PRF 2011)
Flaum Adger The Polaroid of the Evening Flaum Adger (2013)
Xetas The Knife (12XU 2014) http://noisey.vice.com/blog/xetas-fun-fun-fun-fest-interview
Amanda X dream House Amnesia (Siltbreeze 2014)
Lazarus Clamp Latch The bird is not the metaphor (Damnably 2015)
Monster Island Brand not a man House of Lancaster (2014)
Universe People we’re coming to the dance Are Going to The Dance (2014)
Dot Dash Slide 7′ (Fettkakao 2014)
Lime Crush Graveyard 7′(Fettkakao 2015)
Exit Verse Chrome Exit Verse (Damnably/EJRC 2014)
Great Decievers Phantom Strength Great Deceivers/The Pauses 12″ Split(New Granada Records 2012)
Michael Hurley Bad Monsanto Doc GMO
Kath Bloom Criminal Side Pass Through Here (Chapter 2015)
Lucinda Williams Stand Right By Each Other Where The Spirit Meets The Bone (Highway 20 records 2014)
The Small Faces Itchycoo Park (Immediate 1967)
Rubella Ballet Planet Punk Planet Punk (Overground Records 2014)
Zebra Hunt Get Along 7’
The Boomgates Widowmaker 7’ (Mistletone + Bedroom Suck Records 2013)
The Gotobeds New York’s alright ( if you like sex & Phones) Poor people Are revolting (12XU 2014)
Light Coma Getting better Lake of Fake PRF Quarter 5 (PRF 2012)
Burn Permits Pennies from Heaven OCHS (2014)
Umez Yesterday (cover) lingering Dream EP (2014)
Shellac Gary Dude Incredible (Touch & Go 2014)
Violence Cowpiss Secret MOSH  Violence Rages EP by Salem Rages -vs- Violence Cowpiss (Casket Records 2012)
Mitski first love late spring Bury me at makeout creek (double double whammy 2014)
Pipers Son by the hand The Roar From Behind (vacilando 68 2014)
Ex hex Outro Rips (Merge 2014)
Silkworm Internat’l Harbour Of Grace CHOKES! (Comedy minus One 2015)
Wussy Teenage Wasteland live at The Knitting Factory 2014 Oct 10
MJ Hibbett & The Vaildators Easy Christmas (AAS 2010)
John Otway Rocking With The Reindeer (Otway Records 2014)
Tegan & Sara Everything Is Awesome Lego The Movie (Warner 2014)

Hope you all have a Happy Christmas and fantastic New Year

Team Damnably