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Raymond Ian Burns, known more commonly as Captain Sensible from the seminal punk band The Damned has, like the most of us, had a lot of time on his hands lately. Luckily, he happened to spare some of that free time to have a little chat with us about their new The Rockfield Files EP, …

Legendary punk band The Damned have announced a new EP The Rockfield EP, and from it they’ve released a video for new single ‘Keep ‘Em Alive’. The band originally recorded a number of sessions at Rockfield studios in 1980 / 1981, which eventually became The Black Album, The Friday 13th EP and Strawberries. They went …

New 3 CD Punk Box Set from Cherry Red the perfect introduction if you ever needed one. There has been some very good Punk box sets in recent years, and although Cherry Red have produced a few of them, this one far exceed the others in terms of quality and quantity of the better releases …

The Damned ‘Evil Spirits’ (Search and Destroy/Spinefarm Records) out Friday, April 13, 2018 Appropriately released on Friday the 13th, goth tinged British punk band The Damned return with their first new album in 10 years. The first taste of ‘Evil Spirits’ was heard on lead single ‘Standing On The Edge of Tomorrow’, a song penned by frontman Dave …

The Damned have announced the release of a new double A-side single release, with both tracks taken from upcoming album “Evil Spirits”, due to be released on the 13th April. “Look Left”, written by drummer Pinch has the band in a melodic mood; it’s got a very 80s New-Wave ballad feel to it and an …

The Damned have released a new video for their single ‘Standing on the Edge of Tomorrow’, out now on Spinefarm Records. It’s taken from their forthcoming album ‘Evil Spirits’, released April 13th (their first in a decade), produced by legendary Bowie producer Tony Visconti. The video has a futuristic feel, evoking 2001 A Space Odyssey, …

“It’s supposed to be very optimistic, even though it’s about a dark subject,” states legendary punk overlords The Damned frontman Dave Vanian, talking about the bands new single, Standing on the edge of tomorrow. “As an artist, you can’t help but reflect the times, because that’s what art does. I think we always do it, …

It has been viewed, especially in retrospect, as something of a watershed moment – an incoming of punk rock, a realisation that John Peel really did and could move with the times. It featured the first ever session from the Damned. It was previewed in the Melody Maker and the paper interviewed John Walters, who …

A cracker of a new 4CD Box Set released for the 40th anniversary of Punk. Not that the anniversary should swing you into buying this, if it had come out in the last 20 years it should still be in your CD collection. There have been a few Punk Compilations over the years, some poor …