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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...
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Year 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
live 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

The demo reviews from ORGAN
17th SEPTEMBER 2001 >>>>>> DEMO
DESMAN  - A new seven track recording from a new London band who are starting to turn heads and hot up phone lines in that manic way bands like Muse, My Vitriol or Cay did in their frantic A&R pack-frothing early days. Desman are a youthful four piece alternative/indie guitar band with just about the right blend of hard edged purple and blue bite to their colourful potentially very big sound. Think Smiths structures and vocal lines with a heavier Muse drive and a melodic, almost hard rock undercurrent.  The powerful, forceful vocals are a big part of that X factor that makes them stand out so early on in their life as Desman. "Element" is powered by a small monster of a riff, takes itself down less obvious roads when it could have turned in to metal, Desman aren't afraid to rock out.  They'll have a tidal wave of octopus-infested mosh pits before this time next year.  They'll be stealing you girl/boy friend.  "Young, Fresh and Dead" is anthemic in a Motorcycle emptiness kind of way, the key here is that their moody musings already have strong X factor and in "Exercise In Feeling" they already have their first arms in the air epic. "Militant" is probably their strongest song here and when this band get themselves in to a position that allows them to breath and build on all this they could well be something rather special - actually, the good thing here is that the seven songs are all strong, this is not a demo with one stand out and a set of fillers, there's evidence of depth here - the early signs are very good and they're even better live 
31st MAY 2001 >>>>>> DEMO
DESMAN  - There's a healthy glow around London's Desman right now, the four piece are buzzing and people are starting to catch the vibe. We were well impressed with their early moves Upstairs at the Garage, they look like stars already. You want reference points? Well they certainly feel like Muse in a rather positive way, Placebo with more bite and more energy, they have their minds in the same areas as My Vitriol, there’s a touch of metal - the important thing though is that they don't really sound like anyone and although it's very early days they already ooze X factor- hey, get the pressing plant fired up, we've got a live one here Desman can be moody, they can be dynamic, they could easily kick up a mosh pit if they needed to - and they do appear to be a band who need toooooooo. This early demo can already touch that bit of the spine that most bands can't . Here comes an potentially important band. LOTS MORE HERE ANY SECOND

RELEASES ON ORG RECORDS
ORG301    4 TRACK CD EP "EVERYDAY"

ORG062    TRACK ON ORGAN RADIO 19 CD album -  "YOUNG, FRESH & DEAD"

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