The Damned detail their first album in 10 years


News / 30 days ago / by Scott Munro The Damned will release their new album Evil Spirits in April – listen to Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow The Damned have announced they’ll release their first album in 10 years on April 13. The follow-up to 2008’s So, Who’s Paranoid? will be titled Evil Spirits and launch via Search And Destroy/Spinefarm Records. Guitarist Captain Sensible says of the Tony Visconti-produced album: “We deliberately recorded the album retro style. The same way our debut album was made, basically. “There’s something wonderful about the 70s sounds – glam, rock and punk records, they all sound so great and Tony specialises in beautifully crafted old school production. “He had us all playing live, bashing it out in the same room with a focus on getting the initial band version of each song as close as possible to the finished thing.” To mark the album announcement, The Damned have also released the single Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow. Frontman Dave Vanian calls the track “very optimistic, even though it’s about a dark subject” and adds: “As an artist, you can’t help but reflect the times, because that’s what art does. I think we always do it, but in a slightly different way. “So a song like Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow may seem quite joyous and uplifting musically, but some of the lyrics might be about quite dark things. “That’s what I’d like to think this album is – an uplifting album, not a moaning old album – not ‘this is terrible, and that’s terrible’, and then not offering any answers. It’s more a case of, ‘If we get it together, maybe we could change things a bit.’” The Damned will head out on a 17-date UK tour later this week. Find the dates below, along with the Evil Spirits tracklist and cover art. The Damned 2018 UK tour dates Jan 26: Newcastle O2 AcademyJan 27: Dundee Caird HallJan 28: Glasgow O2 AcademyJan 30: Leeds O2 Academy LeedsJan 31: Manchester Academy 1Feb 01: Birmingham O2 AcademyFeb 03: Leicester O2 AcademyFeb 04: Nottingham Rock CityFeb 06: Folkestone Leas Cliff HallFeb 07: Southend Cliffs PavilionFeb 09: Cardiff Great HallFeb 10: Bristol O2 Academy BristolFeb 11: Bournemouth O2 AcademyFeb 13: Southampton O2 GuildhallFeb 14: Bexhill De La Warr PavilionFeb 16: Koko LondonFeb 17: London, O2 Forum

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