|DESMAN - latest update 14th OCTOBER 2003|
|DESMAN - they had all the early excitement of bands like My Vitriol, a tougher leaner Muse or Placebo with more dimension...|
2002 - DESMAN were a fresh exciting four piece from London, their debut
four track EP on ORG enjoyed lots of radio play. Think harder tougher more
emotional Muse, a Placebo with more dimensions and far more bite
- other people talk of The Smiths, The Cure and even Siouxsie And The Banshees
(even though they're male fronted). Frontman John Halo certainly had a
presence all of his own.
Year 2003 - DESMAN split up after one great single - it could have been so good. Sometimes putting our records is a frustraiting business - that gig they played at the Garage was special, I still think they were far far better than... They had a line of big labels wanting to talk to them, they went off with some big shot manager... when will you bands learn?
|PRESS QUOTES AND SUCH|
review from Organ
MISS BLACK AMERICA/DESMAN - Dublin Castle, Camden London - Miss Black America’s singer Seymour is an amazing, angular, shouting, blur of erratic energy. Rushing around the stage, dropping to his knees and clutching the microphone like it could save his life. Watching him leaves you breathless and excited. His enthusiasm is infectious, making you feel as though you were 13 and could change the world. What’s even more amazing is that M B A have the music to match the poses. They play a tight, glammy punk racket moving from furious fast rants to slower more emotional songs all imbued with an innate passion and fire. They are bolshy, stubborn and they believe in themselves implicitly but if you’re this good then why not? Headliners Desman areon top form tonight. They have the same operatic heady intensity of Muse and Placebo but whereas both those bands often tip over into pretention and pomposity there is an immediacy that makes Desman movingly real and intense. At some points it even feels a little uncomfortable, like listening in to the people next door’s lives falling apart. They end on a suitably emotionally battering note. Guitars screaming, singer John chants as a mantra “just because you’re innocent doesn’t mean you’re free” over and over and over, so that as you walk home afterwards it repeats endlessly in your mind. Desman are startlingly good they deserve for more people to know who they are. KATE BOWGETT
reviews from ORGAN
|RELEASES ON ORG RECORDS|
4 TRACK CD EP "EVERYDAY"
ORG062 TRACK ON ORGAN RADIO 19 CD album - "YOUNG, FRESH & DEAD"
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