Saturday, April 19, 2008

Damn Shames - BBC Scotland Session 5th December 2007

While we're doing loads of Scottish stuff I think this band is well worth a listen. Damn Shames come from Edinburgh and to my knowledge have released two single to date. Their first release was a 7" single called "Dancing In The Aisles" which was released through Golden Eagle Recordings. I'm not sure if there are any copies still avaliable but if you have a gander HERE you may well find out. Don't despair if you can't find one though because the lead track is on Mr Vincent's "North Of The Border" compilation which you can downoad further down this page. The band's second single "Fear Of Assault" was released a couple of months ago on XL records for whom the band have signed an album deal.
This session was originally broadcast on BBC Scotland on 5th December last year and contains a version of "Fear Of Assault". My favorite track though is the last one, "Sex & Scenary" is quality.
I've included a fifth track in the download which is actually nothing to do with the session but is a brilliant remix of "Fear Of Assault" which was apparently done by some geezer called Liam.

Damn Shames have a couple of dates coming up:-

19th April : London, Camden Crawl
3rd May : Edinburgh, Henry's Cellar Bar (with Panther & I Fly Spitfires DJs)
17th May : Brighton, The Great Escape

Matt Dreary - Vocals/Guitar
Simon Richardson - Vocals/Guitar
Jacob Burns - Bass

1. Fear Of Assault
2. Jigsaw
3. Last Things
4. Sex & Scenery

5. Fear Of Assault (remix)

1 comment:

  1. I heard of this band some time back, but have never heard their music. They sound good - could you re-up the link? So many great recordings on your blog are not currently available to download... I found your site too late, but MAYBE you would consider making them available again? Thanks so much for those I did get.