this is our April Damnably News-Slaughter,
Record Shop Day
Record Shop Day takes place on Saturday April 18th and Lazarus Clamp’s 6th album ‘The bird is not the metaphor’ is Damnably’s entry this year.
If you would like to own a copy of this album on 2×12′ 150 Gram Vinyl w/ real CD in a boutique (self assembly) case with plus bonus downloads, please remember to ask your local shop to order you a copy in. No shop will stock all 500+ releases, so you do need to order ahead. To locate your nearest participating shop enter your postcode here – http://recordstoreday.co.uk/participating-stores/
There is a super 8/10 Review of the album in Louder Than War and this revered Zine is also STREAMING the album in it’s entirety now HERE
‘Walpurgis Night‘ Alldayer May 2 @ The Brixton Windmill
Traditionally the night the dark forces assemble under the stars, we have resurrected some lesser spotted Monsters of Rock for a super fun 2 stage all-dayer at London’s favorite venue
TICKETS £8 (inclusive)
Crumbling Ghost (Middle Earth)
Stewart Lee, Tom Ravenscroft & Stuart Maconie are big fans of this Doom, Prog, Sludge, English Folk-Metal super-group who perform a very rare live show with rumors a new EP on the way.
‘powerful and unsettling… Anybody interested in the uncanny zone of slippage between musical cultures and times occupied by artists as diverse as The Unthanks, Belbury Poly and Rose Kemp will find much to love in this album’ – The Quietus
PLUS These Bastards
Lazarus Clamp (Leicester) smallgang (N.London) Former Utopia (E.London) Fishboy (Denton, TX. USA) Capt. Lovelace (France) Splintered Man (Wickford, Essex)
Russell & The Wolf Choir (Romford, Essex)
*Keep an eye on the facebook page as we might well add 2 more acts.
ピカ PIKA /Moon Mama of Afrirampo/Acid Mothers Temple (Japan) July 16th
Join the FB Event page to get news on supports & shows times.
Pika from Osaka, Japan is the drummer from legendary Japanese duo ‘Afrirampo‘ (2002-2010)
who were described by All Tomorrow’s Parties main-man Barry Hogan as having one of the two greatest live shows ever to appear at ATP.
Pika just released her second solo album ‘Ryu No Sumika‘, that picked up 7.0 score in Pitchfork.
Very much part of Japan’s Experimental Rock/Improv scene, PIKA has played as part of Acid Mothers Temple Official The Yoko Ono band, toured with Sonic Youth, Lightening Bolt and killed it at 3 (possibly more) ATP’s.
Live Pika plays both drums and guitar but you’ll never know what she’ll do. Simply one of the most arresting performers in the world today
playing her second London solo show since we put her on back in December 2010.
“The Japanese noise-rock duo’s enchantments and incantations cast such a spell over audiences it’s as though they are practicing sonic witchcraft” Everett true The Guardian
It’s never long,…before Afrirampo are again off and running, joyfully veering to the cusp of feral, white-hot noise, as they drag their songs kicking and screaming towards distant untold possibilities.”7.9 Pitchfork
Watch ‘Ryu No Sumika’ Video >> https://www.youtube.com/
Shonen Knife have 1 gig left on their ‘Four Leaf Clover‘ Tour of Japan with Atsuko on Bass & Ritsuko on guitar.
A lot of European, Australian, American & Canadian fans flew over to see the quartet and tears of joy were shed!
April 11 Spiritual Lounge, Sapporo JP
The band also just announced a co-headline tour with CJ Ramone of The Ramones
+4/5 Cleveland, OH Happy Dog (just SK)
Geoff Farina’s new band ‘Exit Verse‘ tour Europe for the first time this spring and just added a new date with 2 more open.
The band have CD’s & Vinyl with them and we’ve got 9 copies left of the 12″ Vinyl HERE
23 Apr Torino Blah Blah IT
24 Apr Pordenone PNBOX Studios IT
25 Apr Finale Emilia-MO Manitese IT
26 Apr Mantova Virgilio IT
27 Apr Avail
29 Apr Rome Init IT
30 Apr Savona Raindogs IT
01 May Pesaro Splashdown Music Festival IT
02 May San Salvo Marina-CH Beat Cafè IT
03 May Barrio Napoli IT
4 May Bianconiglio, Vittorio Veneto IT.
06 May Freiburg Slowclub DE
08 May Diksmuide 4AD BE
10 May Gronigen Vera NL
12 May Copenhagen KB18 DK
14 May Oslo Pokalen Pub NO
16 May Aalborg 1000fryd DK
17 May Avail
18 May Leipzig Conne Island DE
19 May Berlin Privat Club DE
20 May Bremen Tower Musikclub DE
21 May Bielfield Forum DE
22 May Offenbach Hafen 2 DE
23 May Münster Gleis 22 DE
24 May Trier Private Show DE
25 May Saarbrücken Garage (Kleiner Club) DE
26 May Zürich Ziegel Oh Lac CH
27 May Lausanne Le Bourg CH
Podcast #80 of the 8 year old Damnably Radio is streaming @ https://www.mixcloud.com/damnably/damnably-radio-podcast-80/
This episode has mostly new songs from 2014/2015 English, American, Canadian, French, Taiwanese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Malian, Italian, Welsh & Australian Acts including: Xetas, Dick diver, Love Of Diagrams, TV Colours, The Gotobeds, Kath Bloom, Obnox, Myrian Gendron, Chung Antique, Watery Love , The Rutabega, Negative Scanner, Black Planet, Leggy, Fishboy, DIGITAL PRISONERS OF WAR (feat. Murph from Dinosaur Jr) and many more.
Author & Journalist Mat Ward will be joining us on the next podcast to talk about his book on Aboriginal Rap with some special guest interviews. Mat wrote a nice article on his book @ http://louderthanwar.com/aboriginal-rap-the-future-of-hip-hop/
Thank you for reading this!