Derby bands Damn Cargo and The Lengthmen will support The Godfathers at their Hairy Dog date on Saturday 3 February 2018.
Damn Cargo emerged on to the scene last year comprising former members of LostAlone, Imogen, Joy Surrender and Iodine and have recently added a fifth member, Rob Caves, as a second guitarist. Caves will be known locally from previous post-hardcore bands In Flight Program and These Waves.
Following on from the release of two demo tracks and gigs at Dubrek for Reckless Yes, and The Venue for Radar Love, the band plan to head into the studio this Spring to record further. But that will come after their two biggest gigs to date – including supporting The Beyond, fronted by Derby mayor John Whitby, at their one-off reunion charity gig set to take place at The Venue on 16 February 2018.
Damn Cargo will also support post-punk band The Godfathers on their 3 February date at the Hairy Dog. The line-up here will be completed by The Lengthmen, who have recently been holed up at Dubrek recording their album Resistance Materials.
The band specialise in multi-tempo light and dark melodic post-punk. “We patch-tested a bunch of demos, and people showed indications of Buzzcocks, Ruts, Bauhaus, Chelsea and the Cocteau Twins, so the ’80s is definitely in our group DNA,” says vocalist Chard.
Lyrically, the band pokes fun at media lies, arrogant celebs, personal battles and state control. Since their 2016 debut gig with The Generators, the band has shared stages with Spear Of Destiny, UK Subs, D.O.A and The Outcasts to name a few, and have festival appearances as well as the album release planned for this year.
But the band are describing their set with The Godfathers as a ‘one-of-a-kind’ event as usual drummer Phil is on duty with the Reverends elsewhere. Taking over the sticks for this one night only will be Rob Haynes of Inca Babies, Goldblade, and The Membranes.
Tickets for The Godfathers, with Damn Cargo and The Lengthmen, on 3 February 2018 are available now and Facebook details are here.
Tickets for The Beyond, with Damn Cargo, at The Venue on 16 February 2018 are available now and Facebook details are here.
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