London post-punks DEALING WITH DAMAGE return with a brand new single and a bunch of dates.

'Head Full Of Feedback' was recorded once again with producer and ex-Vibrator Pat Collier at his Perry Vale complex in South-East London where they completed last year's second album Use The Daylight. It's also their first new music to feature new bassist Owen Cox.

“It’s a somewhat elaborate thank you note to my daughter for chipping away over the past five years at my previous refusal to listen to Sonic Youth,” explains vocalist and guitarist Ed Wenn of the single. “I had seen them a couple of times in the 80s and didn’t like what I saw or heard, so consigned them to the ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ pile. A couple of years ago I investigated the music that I heard coming out of her room and discovered that these off-kilter, twisted, intelligent, sometimes downright beautiful pop nuggets were from none other than Sonic Youth.

“As for the song itself, it was nice to write a story song about something light-hearted for a change. A lot of DWD lyrics walk along the serious side of the street, so it was great fun to write about art, music and memories of the 1980s when life was full possibilities and we had more than 3 weeks left to save the planet. We made full use of our new bass player, Owen’s playing style to come up with a solid bass/drums platform and built everything up from there. It’s an evolution of the DWD sound and I think reflects a growing confidence in our ability to spread our wings after the positive feedback (pun intended!) that the experimentation of the second album, Use The Daylight received in the press and from audiences.”

The band head out on tour next month opening for Midway Still, including a London show at the legendary Hope & Anchor, and climaxing with a headline show in Southampton. Full dates are...

July 9 Sheffield, Record Junkee
July 10 Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge
July 11 Portsmouth, The Edge Of The Wedge
July 12 London, The Hope & Anchor
July 13 Brighton, Prince Albert
July 14 Southampton, The Hobbit (headline)


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