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God Damn

1 August @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

£8

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God Damn Brighton

God Damn play The Hope & Ruin, Brighton on Sunday 1st August 2021!

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At the same time as recording their third full-length album, former Catholic chorister and the lead vocalist of Black Country rock trio God Damn, Thomas Edward, was suspended from his teaching job for destroying bibles. “It really wasn’t even that satanic, I felt that little baptised choir boy kick in as I was ‘recycling’ them and said, “Lord have mercy on me”. A colleague filmed the whole thing and a member of staff emailed it into the school, pretending to be a put-out parent. I think I saw it as separating the state from religion.” Themes of religion, spirituality, society, and politics permeate throughout their forthcoming self-titled album out on One Little Indian Records.

 

The lauded band recorded the album live over the course of just a few days with legendary producer Sylvia Massy (System of a Down, Smashing Pumpkins, Deftones, Johnny Cash, REM, Slayer, Babes In Toyland, Tool), even taking to a disused tube station to record parts for the album. “We needed that booming, reverberant drum sound with lots of decay. We recorded in Aldwych station, known for the storage of priceless art during wartime and the setting of the Prodigy’s Firestarter music video.

The lead single ‘Dreamers’ opens the album with a visceral explosion of dense, chunky guitars, Edwards’ signature croon rips through the centre. “This song is a foretelling of what will follow on the rest of the record. The themes are societal, the guitars are tuned right down to the first letter” he says. Following on, ‘High Frequency Words’ is reminiscent of The Eighties Matchbox B-line Disaster, it bolts the listener into submission, possessing all the power of a heavy rock classic but encased within a pop framework. “There is freedom of speech and there is being knowingly, unacceptably offensive. You should balance politics and identity.” This has always been God Damn’s charm, but on album three their unique magnetism and flair is well and truly honed. They are a band that has come into their own, writing and releasing on their own terms and without submitting to expectation.

Plus support

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27092021 – Liz Lawrence. Patterns
30092021 – Penelope Trappes. The Rosehill
03102021 – Shonen Knife. Lewes Con Club
07102021 – Frauds. The Prince Albert
16102021 – Thomas Truax. The Prince Albert
19102021 – Julia Bardo. The Prince Albert
20102021 – Jordan Mackampa. The Hope & Ruin
21102021 – LIME. The Prince Albert
24102021 – Teleman. Chalk
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25102021 – China Bears. The Hope & Ruin
27102021 – Silverbacks. The Hope & Ruin
03112021 – bdrmm. Green Door Store (sold out)
10112021 – Snapped Ankles. Chalk
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21112021 – LICE. The Hope & Ruin
26112021 – Warm Digits. The Hope & Ruin
01122021 – POZI. The Hope & Ruin
01122021 – BABii. The Prince Albert
03122021 – Freya Beer. The Hope & Ruin
04122021 – The Howlers. Latest Music Bar
16122021 – Beach Riot. The Prince Albert
06022022 – Jane Weaver. Chalk.
15022022 – Douglas Dare. The Rose Hill
22032022 – Staking Polly. The Hope & Ruin
05042022 – The Beths. Concorde 2
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God Damn Brighton

God Damn Brighton

Details

Date:
1 August
Time:
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cost:
£8

Venue

Hope and Ruin
9-12 Queens Road
Brighton, BN1 3WA
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