Damnably May 2015 News-Slaughter


this is our May 2015, News-Slaughter,

News round-up

So, the biggest news was that Ritsuko Taneda – super bassist of Shonen Knife is pregnant. Read more about this HERE
Then, Mike Watt (Minutemen, Firehose, The Stooges) & The Missingmen joined our ‘Walpurgis Nacht‘ All-dayer. More about that HERE
George reviewed Kath Bloom‘s new Album for the ‘Louder Than War’ zine HERE
Damnably and our neighborly label Vacildano ’68 held their first gig in Newham, East London starring Marianne Dissard at Moka East, which went really well
so more are planned for summer.

Damnably Releases


Texas De-rangers American Werewolf Academy release their 3rd single with Damnably on June 30th.
DAMNABLY034 – ‘I Can’t Lose’/ ‘Fast, Loose, & Fucked Up’

Limited Edition of 300 in Horror Purple Vinyl 7″ w/ download code

Pre-Order (UK/Europeans only) Your Copy HERE

100% Analogue
Two new, original tracks on a 7’ Single from Dallas’s Alt-Rockers American Werewolf Academy. 100% analogue tape recorded, produced & mixed by Matt Barnhart (Bedhead, Farewell Transmission: The Music of Jason Molina, SuperChunk, Bob Mould) at the band’s usual haunt; The Echo Lab in Denton then analogue mastered by Carl Saff (Guided by Voices, Speedy Ortiz, Joanna Gruesome, California X) in his Chicago studio.  Matt also cut the lacquer at Bob Weston’s Chicago Mastering Service and it was pressed at Palomino Records, Kentucky-a plant whose output is mostly gospel and Mountain Music.

Recent Press for AWA

8/10 “Singer Aaron Thedford is their secret weapon, with his Brian Fallon-esque tones injecting a weathered cool into the more worldly-wise numbers, while during peppier moments, he sounds uncannily like Robert Pollard (Young Wild Free is practically a paean to Isolation Drills). Surrounded by chunky chords and heroic melodies, he makes plain ol’ pop songs seem like the only thing you’ll ever need. No fancy ideas necessary: Out Of Place All The Time is killer. “ The Skinny (UK)

8.5/10 “What the fuck is this and why didn’t I know about it before now?” Louder Than War (UK)

9/10 “Recommended highly and a late album of the year contender”
Viva La Rock (UK)


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50 hand numbered Cassettes w/ DL

Debut 5 song EP collected over the last 5 years by Arcachon Bay (FR) born Capt. Lovelace aka Beatrice Wood.
Pre-Order coming.

Damnably Gigs

ピカ PIKA /Moon Mama (Japan) of Afrirampo/Acid Mothers Temple fame plays a special 2 Set

(Improv + Composed) gig
July 16th
Windmill Brixton

pika poster
Join the FB Event page 

Adv. Tickets £6 Wegottickets or Songkick


PIKA vs The Werewolves Of London  (2 drum kit set)
Pika improvises on drums & guitar with a pack of musicians from London’s alternative scene
including  members of Former Utopia, smallgang & Splintered Man.


Moon Mama Pika plays ‘composed’ songs from her new album and previous releases.

“one of the two greatest live shows ever to appear at ATP” Barry Hogan ATP (on Afrirampo)

Pika just released her second solo album ‘Ryu No Sumika‘, that picked up 7.0 score in Pitchfork.
Watch ‘Ryu No Sumika’ Video >>  HERE

Damnably Tours

Shonen Knife (W/ Atsuko on Bass) have a co-headline US tour with CJ Ramone of The Ramones


Geoff Farina’s new band ‘Exit Verse‘ tour Europe for the first time right now.
The band have CD’s & Vinyl with them and we’ve got 5 copies left of the 12″ Vinyl HERE

13 May Stockholm Lilla Hotellbaren SE
14 May Oslo Pokalen Pub NO
16 May Aalborg 1000fryd DK
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


Damnably radio

Podcast #81 of the 8 year old Damnably Radio is streaming HERE

In this episode, old friend, Author & Journalist Mat Ward chats to Aboriginal Rap Artists Provocalz and Djarmbi Supreme about their music and country. Plus, there is a load of exciting new music from around the world and live sets from Mike Watt & The Missingmen, smallgang and Former Utopia just posted on our Mixcloud too.

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