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Desperate Measures NZ’s gritty new album coming soon, plus tour news!

Prepare for Sublime Destruction! Desperate Measures are locked, loaded and ready..

London based Desperate Measures, fronted by Vive Le Rock Editor and man-about-town Eugene Butcher, are preparing to unleash their long-awaited full-length album upon the world – ‘Sublime Destruction‘ comes out on 22nd March on Cadiz Music! Loaded with eleven personal and political, hook-laden anthems, the album was written over the last two years and during the pandemic.

Recorded with Andy Brook (who has produced, engineered, and toured with the like of Status Quo, Ginger Wildheart, Wonk Unit and Hayseed Dixie) at The Brook Studios, Wallington, Surrey, this promises to be a great listen from the high energy Punk ‘n’ Rollers.

From the opening roar of ‘Back To The Rats‘, the Sex Pistols riffarama of ‘The Rich-Tual‘ and the danced-up Stooges grooves of ‘Enjoy The Ride‘, through to the Psychedelic Furs-esque ‘Untouchable‘ and the epic ode to North London, ‘Seven Sisters‘, ‘Sublime Destruction’, is anything but sublime.

Instead, it’s a huge statement of intent from a band that back up their ‘in-ya- face’ attitude 100% on the stage. Look out for a full album review in Punktuation Mag next month!

Desperate Measures - Rebellion 2023
Desperate Measures - Rebellion 2023 - photo by Ruth Rae

The band are “Well chuffed with how it’s come out, musically it sits something between The Cult and The Stooges I guess, with lots of catchy hooks and dynamics” according to drummer James Sherry. This new eleven track album features previous singles ‘Thinking Of England’, ‘Back To The Rats’, and the title track ‘Sublime Destruction’:

Catch Desperate Measures promoting the album in the company of US punk legends The Dead Boys and the UK’s Janus Stark at the following venues:

14 London Underworld w/ Dead Boys
15 Leeds Boom w/ Dead Boys
16 Manchester Rebellion w/ Dead Boys
17 Glasgow Ivory Blacks w/ Dead Boys
18 Birmingham The Asylum w/ Dead Boys
1 Stamford Mama Liz’s w/First Wave
2nd Gateshead the Black Bull w/Loudmouth
7th Coventry The Arches w/ Janus Stark
8th Liverpool the Outpost w/ Biteback
9th Cambridge Six Six Bar w/Janus Stark
15 Northampton-The Lab w/Janus Stark
16th Nottingham- The Old Salutation w/Janus Stark
21 st Norwich-Bricklayers w/ Janus Stark
22nd London Koko w/Buzzcocks
30th London Lexington w/The DeRellas, Thrill City
6th Bradford On Avon The Three Horseshoes Boa w/The Setbacks
21 London New Cross Inn w/Blitzkrieg
10 Turku, Finland
Oct 4 London 100 Club with Menace & the Outcasts

Desperate Measures band are: Eugene Butcher (vocals), James Sherry (drums), Michael Gaffney (guitar/vocals) and Ricky Mc Guire (bass/vocals).

Pre-order ‘Sublime Destruction’ via Cadiz Music HERE

Desperate Measures - Sublime Destruction album cover

Main Photo Credit: LOUISE PHILLIPS

1. Back To The Rats
2. Pocket
3. Sublime Destruction
4. The Rich-Tual
5. Enjoy The Ride
6. Lost Angels
7. Untouchable
8. Thinking Of England
9. Flowers At Your Door
10. Seven Sisters
11. Still Got Me

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