DEALING WITH DAMAGE RELEASE NEW VINYL EDITION OF DEBUT ALBUM ‘ASK MORE QUESTIONS’ FEATURING TWO BONUS TRACKS. OUT NOW ON LITTLE ROCKET RECORDS!
DEALING WITH DAMAGE RELEASE NEW VINYL EDITION OF DEBUT ALBUM ‘ASK MORE QUESTIONS’ FEATURING TWO BONUS TRACKS
OUT NOW ON LITTLE ROCKET RECORDS!
WATCH THE NEW VIDEO FOR ‘SLOW SHADOW’ HERE:
“Their bullshit detectors are still firmly ON, and they’re not content to just slip into a midlife malaise.” Vive Le Rock
“An essential album.” Razorcake
“A thrilling, thought-provoking listen.” Kerrang!
“Embraces punk’s heritage and drags it into the modern age.” The Punk Site
Dealing With Damage started 2020 in great shape. Their debut album ‘Ask The Questions’ had just been released on CD and digitally via Little Rocket Records to some great reviews, and a couple of fantastic gigs with their Norwegian friends Danger! Man and Lucky Malice got the band all fired up for the year ahead, looking forward to taking all of the songs crafted for ‘Ask The Questions’ to any stage that would have them and…well, you know what happened next.
So, with live music off the cards for the rest of 2020, Dealing With Damage got busy between lockdowns writing new songs that will eventually form a second LP and planned the vinyl release of ‘Ask More Questions’. And finally, after fighting covid, Brexit and near six-month lead times to get vinyl pressed, it’s finally here!
Now titled ‘Ask More Questions’, on account of the vinyl featuring two bonus tracks – ‘Making Plans For Misery’ and ‘Lady Day’ – recorded summer 2019 at the legendary No Recording Studio, situated on a farm in Rayleigh Essex with recording supremo John Hannon at the controls, and released as the digital EP ‘Home Security’, now getting their debut vinyl release.
Today also sees the release of the ‘Slow Shadow’ video, one of the standout album cuts, a psychedelic groover that saw the band head to Claygate, the Surrey village where guitarist Andy Myers lives and where drummer James Sherry grew up, with bassist Paul Grier close by as well, to film the video on a beautiful summer’s day, fresh out of lockdown. The joy of returning to this magical childhood place is reflected in the playful spirit of the video, whilst the song’s lyrics reflect on the passing of time.
“Lyrically, ‘Slow Shadow’ is a meditation on the universal experience of hurtling towards death, one day at a time, whilst at the same time being damned if having a few extra years on the clock is going to dim the creative fires that burn inside us,” explains author Ed Wenn. “It’s 2 minutes and 42 seconds where the veil of self-deprecation is cast aside and DWD insist on being heard. One day they will indeed be that slow shadow, but for now at least, they’re here and they feel they have something to say and an interesting way to say it.”
Watch the ‘Slow Shadow’ video HERE:
Dealing With Damage started in 2015; a group of friends who had shared many musical experiences over the years, with the intention of creating some like-minded music as an outlet for their day-to-day lives. Valuable contributions and work from participants in the bands early days helped craft their first live set, before momentum slowly started to gather from the start of 2017 as the line-up settled and 2 EPs were released by the end that year and Dealing With Damage got down to working out what kind of band they actually were.
The release of debut album ‘ASK THE QUESTIONS’ saw Dealing With Damage finally hit their stride and 2019 saw the group get to share stages with musicians that have influenced the members greatly over the years (these include The Messthetics, Soulside, Moving Targets and Ruts DC), along with regular gigs on the UK’s then fantastically healthy DIY punk circuit.
And they are poised, waiting for live music to return.
Dealing With Damage are:
James Sherry – drums
Paul Grier – bass
Andy Myers – guitar and vocals
Ed Wenn – vocals and guitar
Dealing With Damage feature former members of Sink, K-Line, Done Lying Down, Jerry-Built, Stupids, The Scum Children and many other bands lost in time. This isn’t important, but it is where they come from.
Order ‘Ask More Questions’ HERE: