After a year of extreme highs and lows that saw the release of their critically acclaimed EP ‘Heavy Money’, intensive touring and an injury that left guitarist Dave fighting for his life, the nation’s most talked about underground talent God Damn are back with the announcement of a new UK headline tour this winter.
Deemed the “only band you will ever need to see live” and inspiring legions of impressionable youth that have flocked to their shows like a more sinister breed of Grateful Dead fans, God Damn have perfected the art of the live show with their trademark brand of “heavy as fuck” riffs, soul-destroying rhythms and bi-polar like vocals.
Arising in 2011 from the Black Country, the birthplace of UK metal itself, God Damn is a mind-fucking chemical reaction of punk, grunge, heavy metal and garage that is somehow stronger and more potent than all of its parts. Already wining support from NME, The Guardian, Artrocker and Radio 1’s Phil Taggart, and supporting Superfood, Wet Nuns, The Wytches and Icarus Line this year, it’s only a matter of time before God Damn inherits the Earth and we all become grateful minions.
To kick off the tour, the band will be streaming a previously unreleased track entitled ‘In Heaven’. A cover of the theme from David Lynch’s masterpiece Eraserhead that is somehow even more surrealistic than the film, the track showcases lead singer Thom’s eerie intoxicated vocal range before leading into an all out assault of sludge guaranteed to grow beards and drop balls.
Full dates for God Damn’s UK tour are below.
Jan 16th – LEICESTER – Cookie Jar
Jan 17th – STOKE – Sugarmill
Jan 18th – BIRMINGHAM – Hare & Hounds
Jan 22nd – LIVERPOOL – Kovora Club
Jan 23rd – MANCHESTER – Gullivers
Jan 24th – NOTTINGHAM – Rescue Rooms
Jan 25th – NORWICH – Arts Centre
Jan 29th – SHEFFIELD – Gatsby
Jan 30th – BRISTOL – Thekla
Feb 1st – SOUTHAMPTON – Joiners
Feb 6th – LONDON – Birthdays
Feb 7th – BRIGHTON – The Hope
Feb 13th – LEEDS – Cockpit
Stream ‘In Heaven (Theme from Eraserhead)’
“A great collection of lunacy” Louder Than War
“A rip-rollocking thrash; brutally mixing grunge and the regions finest export, heavy metal” NME
“A heads-down, hair-in-your-eyes, twat-your-instruments-as-hard-as-humanly-possible riff riot” The Guardian
“A frenetic, fuzzy progress, a sludgy half-time breakdown, crushing fills and a band destroying all of their equipment” – Artrocker