Single Review: God Damn – Dreamers

God Damn share explosive new single ‘Dreamers’ and announce S/T third album out on 14th February 2020 on One Little Indian Records.

God Damn were formerly a trio, then a two-piece, now again a trio and won a loyal cult fanbase with their dark rock debut Vultures, supporting Foo Fighters and appearing at Reading & Leeds Festival shortly after its release. They put out critically acclaimed second album Everything Ever, produced by Ross Orton (The Fall, Drenge, Tricky, MIA) in 2016 to praise from Daniel P. Carter (R1), NME, Kerrang!, Clash and DIY. They toured the UK and Europe in support of the release with the likes of Thrice, Jamie Lenman, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnake, Red Fang and The Cribs.

Frontman Thomas Edward’s Church of England and Catholic background meant that Christianity was at the forefront of his childhood, something that has been brought into question into adulthood and subsequently explored on the album.

An absolute brutal riff opens up this track. Vocals come in, but are soon drowned out by more riffage, noise and instrumentation.

This is an absolutely chaotic track that lives up to the bands’ perfect name! An almost tongue in cheek breakdown in the third quarter breaks up the intensity of the track. The final act is where everything is absolutely thrown at the wall to see what sticks. Quite a lot it seems!!! As the band come into their own and the power and violence of the band really takes hold, it’s quite clear to see that God Damn aren’t to be taken lightly.

God Damn are a revelation and such a welcome addition to the latest clutch of noise makers who seem to tread a particularly idiosyncratic, yet much loved path.

Brilliant stuff.

Review by Ioan Humphreys: /

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