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Dez Dare (UK)

“A fuzz beast clawing out of a pit of noise, riffs + existential joy”

Lurching out his Frankenstein’s monster of a studio built from old electrics, fuzz boxes and creepy puppets, arises Dez Dare. Buried deep in the bowels of Brighton, England, he has spent the last 2 years seething and spitting apathetic venom at the hyperbole that frames modern society and the comfort of the void that is the human condition. Dez Dare(aka Darren Smallman of BATTLE WORLDWIDE, Low Transit Industries, Thee Vinyl Creatures, The Sound Platform, Warped) grew up in Geelong, a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia where he became involved in the local punk and rock scene in 1990, playing in a band called Warped, sharing stages with the likes of 5678s, Fugazi, The Dirty Three and the Hard-ons, going on to play in multiple bands spewing out sludgy punk rock, heavy drone and noisy pop abundance. Darren was embedded in the scene, playing music, running labels (founding record label and touring company Low Transit Industries in 1999 working with bands such as The Essex Green, Lilys, Elf Power, Okkervil River, Of Montreal, Black Mountain, Trans Am and CW Stoneking) before moving to the UK in 2010 where he has operated ever since.2023 is a big year rising, two albums in the works and 6 animated film clips, all self-produced in his home studio and the road beckons. Armed with projections, his guitar and a bunch of noise boxes, he will travel far and wide delivering harmonic chaos to all.

 

SOME PRESS

The Wire
“This balance – between big and small, between composure and fury – is what makes the record so engaging, Smallman’s gaze of disdain flitting from universal issue to idiosyncratic bugbear without pause. On “Tyrannosaurus Shake” he spits lines about obnoxiously tight handshakes, moving immediately to “Bloody Sea, Holy Fuck” which seethes over ocean pollution. Where the emotive weight could easily be lost within the tumult of post Geelong guitars, here it is high and bold, registering with intimacy and wit.” The Wire (Spenser Tomson)

“The lone fighter is something like the punky-grungey and above all a few years younger version of Bevis Frond, offering fuzzy psychedelic noise rock on ‘Ulysses Trash’.” OX FANZINE [8/10]

“It’s a wild mix of classic garage rock, psychedelic elements (Hawkwind says hello), typical punk riffs of the late 1970s, noise rock à la Sonic Youth or Fugazi, repetitive, shamanic recitations. 34 captivating minutes over thirteen songs from one cast.” Amplified [8/10]

“The guitars romp and saw all over the place like a swordfish spearing its prey with a Kyuss on acid feel to it.” whisperinandhollerin.com [8/10]

“’Ulysses Trash’ is brilliantly conceived, shockingly under-produced and a worthy testimony to one man’s trip. Over in the blink of an eye in a gloriously extended WTF moment of unbridled chaos “Ulysses Trash” is a triumph and will comprehensively add more aural colours to your sonic palette.” All Music [9/10]

“I would say if Hawkwind wrote two-three minute punk songs, they would sound just like this and that’s a hell of a compliment!” Über Rock

“A melting pot of thirteen tracks that take you on a musical roller coaster ride quite unlike any other.” RPM Online

DOMMENGANG

Date City Venue Country
21/05/23 BERLIN Desert Fest Berlin Germany
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EERIE WANDA

Date City Venue Country
Tour: Eerie Wanda UK/European Tour – Feb. ’23
16/03/23 LIEGE KulturA. Belgium
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17/03/23 CLERMONT FERRAND Baraka France
18/03/23 LE CHAUX DE FONDE Brasserie De La Meute Switzerland
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19/03/23 LYON Le Farmer France
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21/03/23 COLMAR Le Grillen France
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22/03/23 COLMAR Le Grillen France
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23/03/23 LONDON Canal bar United Kingdom
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24/03/23 COVENTRY Just Dropped In Germany
25/03/23 ST LEONARDS ON SEA The Piper United Kingdom
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GIRLS IN SYNTHESIS

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07/12/22 GLASGOW The Flying Duck United Kingdom
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08/12/22 NEWCASTLE Zerox United Kingdom
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09/12/22 HULL Adelphi Club United Kingdom
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10/12/22 BIRMINGHAM Dark Horse United Kingdom
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11/02/23 LEFFINGE Muziekclub De Zwerver Belgium
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12/02/23 LILLE La Bulle Cafe France
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13/02/23 TRIER Villa Wuller Germany
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14/02/23 FRANKFURT Ono2 Germany
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15/02/23 PRAGUE Underdogs Czech Republic
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16/02/23 DORNBIRN Spielboden Austria
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17/02/23 TORINO Blah Blah Italy
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18/02/23 LYON Trokson France
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HEDVIG MOLLESTAD TRIO

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24/02/23 AALBORG 1000FRYD Denmark
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25/02/23 Copenhagen Stengade Denmark
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08/03/23 GOTHENBURG Vega Bryggeri Sweden
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09/03/23 MALMÖ Plan B Sweden
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10/03/23 BERLIN Urban Spree Germany
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11/03/23 LEIPZIG UT Connewitz Germany
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16/03/23 NIJMEGEN Merleyn Netherlands
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17/03/23 KUSEL Schalander Germany
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18/03/23 EBENSEE Kino Ebensee Austria
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24/05/23 TILBURG Paradox Netherlands
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25/05/23 HENGELO Metropool Netherlands
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26/05/23 ZÜRICH Rote Fabrik Switzerland
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27/05/23 GENEVE AMR Switzerland
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KANAAN

Date City Venue Country
19/05/23 BERLIN Desert Fest Berlin Germany
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MOLLY

Date City Venue Country
Tour: MOLLY – UK/European Tour 2023
28/01/23 BERLIN Loophole Germany
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29/01/23 DRESDEN Scheune Blechschloss Germany
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31/01/23 STUTTGART Cafe Galao Germany
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02/02/23 London The Waiting Room United Kingdom
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03/02/23 NORTHWICH The Salty Dog United Kingdom
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04/02/23 COVENTRY Just Dropped In United Kingdom
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05/02/23 GLASGOW Broadcast United Kingdom
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06/02/23 LEEDS Hyde Park Book Club United Kingdom
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07/02/23 EXETER Exetern Cavern United Kingdom
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08/02/23 BRIGHTON The hope and the ruin United Kingdom
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09/02/23 Paris Olympic Cafe’ France
10/02/23 TOURS Bateau Ivre France
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11/02/23 MARSEILLE Molotov France
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TAMAR APHEK

Date City Venue Country
Tour: Tamar Aphek – December ’22 Tour
04/12/22 COPENHAGEN Musik Loppen Denmark
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07/12/22 BERLIN Kantine am Berghain Germany
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08/12/22 WETZLAR Kulturzentrum Franzis Germany
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09/12/22 ULM Gold. Neu-Ulm Germany
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10/12/22 OFFENBACH AM MAIN Hafen 2 Germany
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02/12/23 HALLE Hühnermanhattan Germany
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TENGGER

Date City Venue Country
02/02/23 PERUGIA Auditorium Marianum Italy
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03/02/23 BOLOGNA Efesto House Italy
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04/02/23 MARTIGNY Caves du Manoir Switzerland
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05/02/23 GENEVE Bongo Joe Record Store Switzerland
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08/02/23 HAMBURG Hafenklang Germany
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09/02/23 COPENHAGEN Vinterjazz Festival Denmark
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10/02/23 MALMÖ Plan B Sweden
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12/02/23 BIELEFELD Potemkin Bar Germany
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14/02/23 ENSCHEDE Sickhouse Netherlands
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15/02/23 BRISTOL Rough Trade Bristol United Kingdom
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16/02/23 MANCHESTER The Peer Hat United Kingdom
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17/02/23 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE The Common Room Of The Great North United Kingdom
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18/02/23 LONDON Cafe Oto United Kingdom
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19/02/23 BRUSSELS Atelier 210 Belgium
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22/02/23 BUDAPEST Három Holló Hungary
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23/02/23 BELGRAD Venue TBC Serbia
24/02/23 SKOPJE MKC Macedonia
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25/02/23 SOFIA Klub Singles Serbia
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THE UNDERGROUND YOUTH

Date City Venue Country
25/05/23 BERLIN Frannz Club Germany
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27/05/23 LONDON WIDE AWAKE Festival United Kingdom
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UPUPAYAMA

Date City Venue Country
16/03/23 BOLOGNA Efesto House Italy
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17/03/23 WAIDHOFEN AN DER YBBS Schloss-Rothschild Austria
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18/03/23 INNSBRÜCK P.M.K. Austria
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19/03/23 SEZZADIO Cascina Bellaria Italy
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USA NAILS

Date City Venue Country
20/01/23 BRIGHTON The Prince Albert United Kingdom
21/01/23 RAMSGATE Music Hall United Kingdom

Label: CH!MP

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