The post-punk quartet release their new single as tribute to their friend and producer who passed away in 2021.
Dealing With Damage have spent more of their collective lives than is advisable playing in bands like Sink, Done Lying Down and Jerry Built to name a few. Since their formation in 2015, they have shared stages with the likes of Soulside, Moving Targets, Messthetics and Ruts DC amongst many others.
Their debut album ‘Ask The Questions’ was released on Little Rocket Records in early 2020, just as the pandemic hit. Despite being robbed of the opportunity to play live, like most bands, they used the down time creatively and are now getting ready to release their second album ‘Use The Daylight’, written and recorded in the midst of the pandemic.
Recorded in various sessions between 2020 and late 2021 at No Recording Studios with John Hannon and then with Pat Collier at Perry Vale Studios, ‘Use The Daylight’ delivers a broader collection of sounds and styles than featured on their debut album. As they develop musically and lyrically they are keen to push the boundaries whilst retaining the punk rock energy and zero bullshit attitude of their previous releases.
The first single from the album- ‘John’s Gone’- is a tribute to producer and friend John Hannon, who suddenly passed away in 2021, having already recorded 50% of the material on ‘Use The Daylight’. His unexpected passing came as a huge shock and left a gaping hole. ‘John’s Gone’ is the band’s take on what made him unique and why they loved him so much.
It’s one way that Dealing With Damage is able to say thank you to him for all the amazing times and pay tribute to a genuine creative force.
‘John’s Gone’ is released on 30th November. It is taken from the forthcoming album ‘Use The Daylight’ which is released on January 27th 2023 on Little Rocket Records. You can pre-order HERE.
Catch them live- Dealing With Damage will support Girls Against Boys in Nottingham at The Boat Club on December 2nd and The Garage in London on December 3rd.
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