Rejuvenated Kiwi rockers DESPERATE MEASURES have unveiled another new video from their forthcoming mini-album.
The brooding ‘Flowers At Your Door’ is the second single to be taken from the six-track Rinsed, and follows on from ‘The Rich-Tual’, revealing the diversity and complexities of the band’s sound. The video was directed, edited and shot by Craig Temple of Racketeer Pictures.
“’Flowers…’ was written after being stuck in pretty much self-isolation for three months on last year’s first lockdown as a relationship went down the pan,” explains band founder and frontman Eugene Butcher. “It was a lonely time for a lot of people and this song was born out of all that.”
Formed on the thriving Christchurch scene in 1981, Desperate Measures burned briefly but brightly in their original incarnation, performing at the infamous Golden Showers festival and being handpicked to play an aftershow party for The Clash before releasing the now highly sought-after 1984 EP.
Retooled and revitalised four decades later, Butcher leads a new London-based line-up featuring guitarist Gaff (Glitterati, Rich Ragany & The Digressions), bassist Ricky McGuire (The Men They Couldn’t Hang, UK Subs) and drummer James Sherry (K-Line, Done Lying Down).
Out on 6 August through Easy Action, Rinsed is available to pre-order here.
Desperate Measure play a special album launch at The Hope & Anchor on 30 July with support from Knox from The Vibrators and The Backstreet Abortions – tickets
They then play HRH Punk at Sheffield O2 Academy on 3 October – tickets – before heading out on tour with THE PROFESSIONALS. Full dates…
13 Oct – Tunbridge Wells, Forum
14 Oct – Oxford, o2 Academy
15 Oct – Swansea, Sin City
16 Oct – Manchester, Factory
18 Oct – Glasgow, King Tuts
19 Oct – Newcastle, The Cluny
20 Oct – Nottingham, Bodega
21 Oct – Birmingham, Castle Falcon
22 Oct – Liverpool, EBGB’s
24 Oct – London, The Garage
25 Oct – Bristol, The Exchange
26 Oct – Leeds, Brudenell Social
27 Oct – Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms
28 Oct – Chester, Live Rooms