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Damn Vandals new Single: Kings Of Never
c/w ‘B’ side The Revenge of Spider Toothy
Released: 18th March on Sexy Beast

Damn Vandals

Damn Vandals return on 18th March with their new single, ‘Kings Of Never’. The track features on their highly critically acclaimed debut album ‘Done For Desire’, which was one of Glasswerk’s ‘Top 10 Albums Of 2012’ and Bloomberg’s ‘Best CDs of 2012’. . The B-side, ‘The Revenge Of Spider Toothy’, is a song written by a 3 year old child (honestly!)

As well as seeing their debut album release and numerous live UK shows, 2012 was a busy year for the band – culminating in a live session broadcast on Sky TV’s prime time Loaded TV show. Their exhilarating live shows have gained them a reputation as one of “the most talented and exciting rock band on the music scene for years” (TAPEtoTAPE),and 2013 will see further touring along with a number of UK festival appearances already agreed.

“Damn Vandals, a great live band, thoroughly recommend seeing them, I’ve seen them a couple of times and on both occasions they’ve been absolutely superb, so much energy on stage, a proper rock n roll band.” Chris Hawkins, BBC 6Music

The single is produced by Julian Simmons, whose credits include Ed Sheeran, Midlake, The Phenomenal Handclap Band, Guillemots, and Goldheart Assembly. The powerful vocals of Jack Kansas have drawn comparisons with David Bowie, Mark Lanegan, Jim Morrison and Matt Berninger of The National. Kansas is supported by a toweringly-talented band, consisting of Adam Kilemore Gardens (bass), Chris Christianson (drums) and Frank Pick with his soaring and haunting guitar riffs.

“Each song is pure gold….. Damn Vandals are going to be huge - get in on the ground floor with this stunning debut.
Rating: 10/10” The Press Association

Listening to UK band Damn Vandals album "Done for Desire: I hope these guys make it. Kasabian should weep.”
**** Bloomberg

“Absolutely Marvellous …Utterly fabulous... one of the best rock tunes we've had for a long time….absolutely massively brilliant…..Damn Vandals, they are AMAZING!” Shaun Keaveny, BBC 6 Music –  Record of The Week

“If Nick Cave fronted a heavier Gang Of Four….Damn Vandals are one of the most exciting bands to surface from the UK this year, and 'Done For Desire' one of the most exciting debuts.” This is Fake DIY

“Beautiful Mind would make even the biggest fan of Echo & The Bunnymen remove their warped vinyl of ‘Porcupine’ from their record player, as the Damn Vandals could be their new favourite band…tingles my taste-buds.” Artrocker

“Injecting a fresh boost into the British music scene” Record Collector

“Such a distinctive sound … the Vandals have the goods” Classic Rock Magazine

“Dark, intense and positively reeking of quality.” Music News

“Swaggering rock ‘n’ roll. Time Out

Damn Vandals’ album launch show was nothing less than definite proof that they’re the best new band in Britain right now with probably the best album of the year so far, Done For Desire, under their belts … .faultless. Shout 4 Music

“Gravel rasping grit-rock magic….Great sounds from a believable, human band…their gleaming press is not unfair…..One to watch for sure.” 4/5 Fortitude Magazine


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