The Damned expose a different kind of “Partygate” with ‘Beware of the Clown,’


The Damned expose a different kind of “Partygate” with ‘Beware of the Clown,’ their scandalous new single and video today!

Listen to “Beware Of The Clown” HERE

Hamburg, March 10th, 2023

“Beware of the Clown” is the second single from “DARKADELIC”, the Damned’s 12th studio album coming April 28th. The track was written by founding member Captain Sensible to deride what he calls the “conveyor belt of bozos” who lead us and was produced by Tom ‘Mitch’ Mitchener. The track musically evokes two magical Damned albums, 1982’s Strawberries and 1985’s Phantasmagoria. “It wasn’t intended,” co-founder and lead singer David Vanian admits, “it just happened”.

Martin Gooch, responsible for the ”A Night of A Thousand Vampires” concert film, once again jumps into the director’s chair for the video in which The Captain takes centre stage as a politician cursed by all things clown (any resemblance to any real politician is purely coincidental).

Watch the Video of “Beware Of The Clown” HERE

46 years after releasing their groundbreaking debut, “Damned Damned Damned”, UK music pioneers return with “DARKADELIC”, their first studio album since 2018’s UK top 10 “Evil Spirits”. It follows on the long dark coattails of last year’s live release “A Night of a Thousand Vampires” (a UK #1) and will be released on April 28th, 2023 on earMUSIC.
“DARKADELIC” catches the band once again evolving and expanding upon their unique universe and features some of The Damned’s sharpest song writing and genre-bending performances. Alongside Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible, Paul Gray and Monty Oxymoron, William Granville-Taylor joins the band on drums.

Pre-order the album “DARKADELIC” HERE

“DARKADELIC will be released on CD Digipak, 1LP Black Vinyl (Gatefold, 180g), Ltd. 1LP Transparent Vinyl including DARKADELIC Slipmat (Gatefold, 180g) and digitally. Several exclusive items, such as signed art prints, t-shirts and tote bags will be available via the official DARKADELIC D2C shop.

See all exclusive D2C items HERE

Following their formation in 1976, The Damned remain one of the most groundbreaking bands coming out of the 70s British punk rock scene. With 11 studio albums and several UK chart singles, the band are pioneers who rose from London to earn an ever-expanding global fan base fueled by legendary live shows. Their dark lyrics and David Vanian’s rich baritone vocals also catapulted The Damned to the forefront of the Goth-Rock genre


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