Damn Vandals
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Sep
20
Damn Vandals @ The Wheatsheaf

Oxford, None, United Kingdom

Oxford, None, United Kingdom

Apr
25
Damn Vandals @ Catch

London, England, United Kingdom

London, England, United Kingdom

Apr
05
Damn Vandals @ The Wheatsheaf

Oxford, None, United Kingdom

Oxford, None, United Kingdom

Music

Press


"Absolutely Marvellous ... we think this is simply amazing … Utterly fabulous ... one of the best rock tunes we've had for a long time. Damn Vandals, they are AMAZING!"
Shaun Keaveny, BBC 6Music

“Down and dirty rock n roll … The fantastic Damn Vandals from their superb debut LP ‘Done For Desire.’”
Chris Hawkins, BBC 6Music

“Swaggering Rock ‘n’ Roll.”
Time Out

"Injecting a fresh boost into the British music scene, with the re/birth of Brit-Pop-Rock."
Record Collector

"Such a distinctive sound ... the Vandals have the goods."
Classic Rock Magazine

"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." Artrocker Magazine 4/5

"A perfect 10 tracks … believe the hype, the rock revolution has begun."
TapetoTape.co.uk

"The band exude rock and roll class from every pore … Go bathe in the rock excess the Damn Vandals provide, and enjoy it.”
Music Muso

"I’m not sure I can really do the band justice by mere words, Done For Desire is one of those albums you have to experience for yourself, but I will say brace yourself for one hell of a ride. "
Rhythm and Booze 10/10

“An English Queens of The Stone Age perhaps … Damn Vandals are a band that will continue to knock on every door in this industry and come charging through at such a pace that it will be impossible to stop them.”
A Musical Priority

"A glorious rambunctious offering ... ‘Beautiful Mind’ is just a track which demands attention." Tasty Fanzine 8/10

"Damn Vandals saturate senses, bewitch, true tale tellers weaving atmosphere, wreaking havoc as they go, with incredible musicianship and illuminating lyricism."
Mudkiss Magazine - Various


"Absolutely Marvellous ... we think this is simply amazing … Utterly fabulous ... one of the best rock tunes we've had for a long time. Damn Vandals, they are AMAZING!"
Shaun Keaveny, BBC 6Music

“Down and dirty rock n roll … The fantastic Damn Vandals from their superb debut LP ‘Done For Desire.’”
Chris Hawkins, BBC 6Music

“Swaggering Rock ‘n’ Roll.”
Time Out

"Injecting a fresh boost into the British music scene, with the re/birth of Brit-Pop-Rock."
Record Collector

"Such a distinctive sound ... the Vandals have the goods."
Classic Rock Magazine

"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." Artrocker Magazine 4/5

"A perfect 10 tracks … believe the hype, the rock revolution has begun."
TapetoTape.co.uk

"The band exude rock and roll class from every pore … Go bathe in the rock excess the Damn Vandals provide, and enjoy it.”
Music Muso

"I’m not sure I can really do the band justice by mere words, Done For Desire is one of those albums you have to experience for yourself, but I will say brace yourself for one hell of a ride. "
Rhythm and Booze 10/10

“An English Queens of The Stone Age perhaps … Damn Vandals are a band that will continue to knock on every door in this industry and come charging through at such a pace that it will be impossible to stop them.”
A Musical Priority

"A glorious rambunctious offering ... ‘Beautiful Mind’ is just a track which demands attention." Tasty Fanzine 8/10

"Damn Vandals saturate senses, bewitch, true tale tellers weaving atmosphere, wreaking havoc as they go, with incredible musicianship and illuminating lyricism."
Mudkiss Magazine - Various


"Done For Desire doesn't have a weak track ... it's dirty, it's dark and it is brilliantly brimming with raw passion that instantly makes you feel alive." - Room Thirteen


“Every song is a single-in-waiting …. all killer/no filler … a perfect album. No hyperbole. No bullshit. Get ‘Done For Desire’ and witness the birth of the sound of the new generation.” - The Impaler Speaks / Mass Movement Magazine


“Every song is a single-in-waiting …. all killer/no filler … a perfect album. No hyperbole. No bullshit. Get ‘Done For Desire’ and witness the birth of the sound of the new generation.” - The Impaler Speaks / Mass Movement Magazine


"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.
Its impressively large sound, fronted by one of the best and most engaging vocalists to emerge in a long while, elevates the band above many of their contemporaries." - This Is Fake DIY


"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.
Its impressively large sound, fronted by one of the best and most engaging vocalists to emerge in a long while, elevates the band above many of their contemporaries." - This Is Fake DIY


"No debut should have as many killer tracks as this but they raise the bar for any other aspiring new acts." - The Daily Star


Each song is pure gold ... Damn Vandals are going to be huge - get in on the ground floor with this stunning debut."
MSN Music 5/5 - MSN Music


Each song is pure gold ... Damn Vandals are going to be huge - get in on the ground floor with this stunning debut."
MSN Music 5/5 - MSN Music


Discography

Bayonet (single) Feb 2011
Can't Go Dancing When You're Gone' (single) Sept 2011
The Beautiful Mind EP (EP) Feb 2012
Done For Desire (LP) July 2012
This Amazing (single) Nov 2012
Kings Of Never (single) March 2013

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Bio

Damn Vandals have just released their debut album 'Done For Desire' which featured in Bloomberg's list of 'Best CDs of 2012' and Glasswerk's 'Top 10 Albums of 2012'

BBC 6Music Chris Hawkins: “Damn Vandals are one of the most exciting bands I’ve seen this year … so much energy on stage, a proper rock ‘n’ roll band.”

The album follows on from the highly acclaimed ‘Beautiful Mind’ EP, which garnered passionate support across radio and print media, including being made Shaun Keaveny’s ‘Record of the Week’ on his BBC 6Music Breakfast Show in the UK:

"Absolutely Marvellous ... we think this is simply amazing … Utterly fabulous ... one of the best rock tunes we've had for a long time. Damn Vandals, they are AMAZING!"
Shaun Keaveny, BBC 6Music

It's produced by Julian Simmons, whose credits include Midlake, The Phenomenal Handclap Band, Ed Sheeran, 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."
The Press Association 10/10

"Kasabian, and Green Day should weep"
Bloomberg ****

"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

"No debut should have as many killer tracks as this but they raise the bar for any other aspiring new acts."
The Daily Star

“Swaggering Rock ‘n’ Roll.”
Time Out

"Injecting a fresh boost into the British music scene, with the re/birth of Brit-Pop-Rock."
Record Collector

"Such a distinctive sound ... the Vandals have the goods."
Classic Rock Magazine

"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." Artrocker Magazine 4/5

"Done For Desire doesn't have a weak track ... it's dirty, it's dark and it is brilliantly brimming with raw passion that instantly makes you feel alive." Room Thirteen 12/13

“Every song is a single-in-waiting …. all killer/no filler … a perfect album. No hyperbole. No bullshit. Get ‘Done For Desire’ and witness the birth of the sound of the new generation.”
Mass Movement

"A perfect 10 tracks … believe the hype, the rock revolution has begun."
TapetoTape.co.uk

"The band exude rock and roll class from every pore … Go bathe in the rock excess the Damn Vandals provide, and enjoy it.”
Music Muso

"I’m not sure I can really do the band justice by mere words, Done For Desire is one of those albums you have to experience for yourself, but I will say brace yourself for one hell of a ride. "
Rhythm and Booze 10/10

“An English Queens of The Stone Age perhaps … Damn Vandals are a band that will continue to knock on every door in this industry and come charging through at such a pace that it will be impossible to stop them.”
A Musical Priority

"A glorious rambunctious offering ... ‘Beautiful Mind’ is just a track which demands attention." Tasty Fanzine 8/10

"Damn Vandals saturate senses, bewitch, true tale tellers weaving atmosphere, wreaking havoc as they go, with incredible musicianship and illuminating lyricism."
Mudkiss Magazine