|** DINGUS KHAN DARE TO LIVE THE SCREAM! **
** ESSEX EIGHT-PIECE LURCH TOWARDS SECOND SINGLE!! **
** AND THERE IS A LAUNCH PARTY PLANNED TOO... **
** ...AT THE SHACKLEWELL ARMS IN DALSTONSHIRE ON JULY 25TH!!! **
The Act: DINGUS KHAN
The Release: 'MADE A LIST'
The Formats: LIMITED EDITION 7" & DOWNLOAD
The Record Company: GIANT HAYSTACKS / fierce panda
The Release Date: MONDAY JULY 23RD 2012
The Simply Read: Essex octet (there's eight of them, y'know) DINGUS KHAN are releasing a new single on Giant Haystacks Records on July 23rd. The single is called 'Made A List' and features the famous Swans Of Mistley on the cover. To celebrate this event Dingus Khan are headlining the SHACKLEWELL ARMS in London's fashionable Dalstonshire on WEDNESDAY JULY 25TH 2012. Support comes from hectic friends Black Daniel + Radials, and resoundingly cheap £4.00 advance tickets are available for prime snaffling at www.wegottickets/event/171395
The Back Story: "Rising like a behometh from the sludge of the Stour Estuary, DINGUS KHAN are exactly what you'd imagine a band with a name like DINGUS KHAN to be. They consist of three drummers to keep your heart beating. Three bass players to keep your feet tapping. A singing guitarist to melt young girls' hearts. And an electric ukelele demon just to keep you on your toes. Let Dingus Khan play their rock and roll music my boy, and let them play it Hard and Fast. Then Slow and Steady. Then Hard and Fast."
So started the press release for DINGUS KHAN's debut single, 'Knifey Spoony', which was released on fierce panda spin-off Label Fandango in March. And so perfectly does it still encapsulate the sixteen-legged groove machinery of DINGUS KHAN it may as well fill a large chunk of this, the press release for their second single 'Made A List'.
Tears For Fears once sang of a ‘Mad World’. Neither of those people had reason to encounter the frankly beyond mental world of DINGUS KHAN, who come from Manningtree, on the very northern tip of Essex. Fully armed they number eight (that's E.I.G.H.T), including Ben Brown (lead vocals / guitar), Josh Court (electric ukelele), Tom Armstrong (bass), Adam Toms (bass), Alex Dunne (bass). Nick Daldry (drums), Paul Miller (percussion) and Gareth Burney (percussion). Apparently they have issues with turning down puppy-eyed musicians.
The first time they played Club Fandango was in late September 2011 at the Buffalo Bar. The stage could barely withstand the jaw-dropping, ear-popping, beer-slopping combination of pop nous, punk rawness, rawk riffs and dangerously casual choreography. Since then their hectic tunes and chaotic charm have served Dingus Khan alarmingly well, earning them a BBC Introducing session at Maida Vale for That Nice Steve Lamacq, slots at fierce panda's 18th birthday party at Cargo and at the Camden Crawl, a frothingly-acclaimed near-homecoming at Colchester Arts Centre, a pencilled October album release and forthcoming big shot showdowns at Bestival and Latitude Festivals. All this without a radio plugger, a live agent or the wicked patronage of Jessie J’s raspberry jam-flavoured Legoface.
Now comes that second single. It's called 'Made A List'. It features whistling outbursts, glistening melodic sensibilities and a gentle build towards one of the finest powerchoruses known to alternativepopkind. It really is rather groovy. Or as they put it themselves: "There is a new exciting music being made, with subtle harmonies and fierce grinding dischords, A music so powerful that it would drive us mad if only our ears were tuned to the sound of it…"
Come tune those ears at these shows here:
JULY 25 LONDON Dalston Shacklewell Arms
SEPTEMBER 08 ISLE OF WIGHT Bestival