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12th May 2010

Pete Molinari - on Later with Jools Holland last night...

Pete Molinari made his first major TV appearance last night on the Later with Jools Holland show on BBC 2. He performed his great new single ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ which is out in June along with his third album ‘A Train Bound For Glory’, both will be on Clarksville records not DG, however we do still have his great first two albums available on LP, CD and download plus the recent EP/mini album ‘Today, Tomorrow And Forever’ You can watch it again here… http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00sfz6y/Later_Live…_with_Jools_Holland_Series_36_Episode_5/ (UK Only, sorry)...

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16th Apr 2010

BETTY AND THE WEREWOLVES - DEBUT ALBUM COMING SOON...

YES! finally we have the new album ready to go, it’s due out on the 5th of July and it’s 14 fantastic tracks recorded earlier this year, it will be preceded by a new single ‘Paper Thin’ in June. They have a few live dates…inc one this Saturday… 17TH APRIL : LONDON BETSY TROTWOOD 1ST/2ND MAY : LONDON – CAMDEN CRAWL 23RD – 25TH JULY : INDIETRACKS FEST More info soon…...

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16th Apr 2010

CUTE LEPERS - SMART ACCESSORIES - SINGLE AND TOUR ANNOUNCED

The Cute Lepers are back touring in Europe next month and there’s also a new single. ‘Smart Accessories’ (Damgood354) taken from their latest album and it’s backed with an exclusive b-side, the Beatles song, ‘You’re Gonna Lose That Girl’, it’s on three colours, Red, White and Clear and also lookout for a repress of their debut album on red,white and blue vinyl (split on one LP) which is due out in time for the tour. LIVE DATES:- 12.05.2010  Germany / Solingen / Cobra  13.05.2010  NL / Arnheim / The Stage  14.05.2010  Germany / Aachen / AZ  15.05.2010  Belgium/ Ottenburg / Zevende Zegel  16.05.2010  UK / London / 12 Bar  w/ Shitty Limits + The Spivs  17.05.2010  UK / Brighton / Albert  w/ The Authorities  18.05.2010  UK / Northhampton / Labour Club  19.05.2010  UK / Derby / The Old Bell w/ *Cyanide Pills*  20.05.2010  UK / Edinburgh / Bannermans w/ Begrudgers  21.05.2010  UK / High Wycombe / Nags Head (onstage 11pm) 22.05.2010  Germany / tba  23.05.2010  Germany / Rostock / Mau Club  24.05.2010  Germany / Bremen / Treue  25.05.2010  Germany / tba  26.05.2010  Germany / Tübingen / Epplehaus  27.05.2010  Germany / Aulendorf / irReal  28.05.2010  CH / Solothurn / Kofmehl Club w/ Wolly Bandits  29.05.2010  Italy / Venice / Rivolta  w/ Cocksparrer  30.05.2010  Italy / Ospitaletto / Terrazza Live  31.05.2010  Italy / tba  01.06.2010  Italy / La Spezia / TBA Festival  02.06.2010  Slovenia / Lubiljana / tba  03.06.2010  Hungray / Zagreb / Kset tbc  04.06.2010  Serbia Novi Sad / Punk festival  05.06.2010  Austria / Eisenerz / Erzberg Rodeo – Scooter run ...

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15th Apr 2010

New singles from Penetration and Sweet Apple available now!

Shipping this week we have 2 new singles, one each from the recently re-formed Penetraion and the mighty Sweet Apple (featuring J Mascis). Both are available through our online shop or at your nearest decent record shop....

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26th Mar 2010

HOLLY GOLIGHTLY AND THE BROKEOFFS - NEW ALBUM IN THE SHOPS MONDAY

Yes it’s a long awaited new album from Holly and Dave and it’s called ‘Medicine County’, in the shops from Monday March the 29th. ‘Medicine County’ was written and recorded on a farmhouse just outside Athens in Georgia and as Holly says it’s “peppier” than the last album, in fact there’s only one slow song on the whole album which is probably down to the fact that this time they had a lot longer to work on the songs and recording, their last album was recorded in the middle of a very long European tour over a week or two in Spain. So what does it sound like? Choc-full of ghostly blues, gut-bucket slide guitar, with a smattering of ol’ time country. This is just the disc for conjuring up the spirit of weird old America. Anyone with an interest or liking for the music of The Band, Son House, or Hank Williams, sung by Nancy and Lee, should certainly check it out! Holly’s mum, Carol Voss, painted the cover, which adds to the warm home-spun appeal. 12 brand new songs including a cover of Wreckless Eric’s ‘Murder In My Mind’ and a guest appearance by Tom Heinl on ‘Blood On The Saddle’ (Tom wrote Holly’s Christmas track ‘Christmas Tree On Fire’) BUY IT HERE...

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25th Mar 2010

Billy Childish on Radio 4

Radio 4 recognition at last for Mr Childish. Billy was featured on a Radio 4 documentary earlier this week. You can listen on the BBC i-player for the next few days. Here’s what it’s all about… John Wilson meets a prolific and unique British artist. For someone who professes that ‘art can achieve nothing’ and who claims to detest hard work, Billy Childish has been an artist of extraordinary industry and influence. In 30 years of activity he has written 40 collections of poetry, recorded more than 120 albums and painted 5,000 pictures. He has founded art movements, created self styled non-art movements and been credited by Tracey Emin as her greatest influence. Peter Doig calls him ‘one of the most outstanding, and often misunderstood, figures on the British art scene’. But despite all the output, acclaim and influence, Billy Childish remains a total outsider. His punk rock band recently did a session for Marc Riley’s programme on BBC 6Music. ‘I can’t believe this is only the second session that you’ve done in 30 years’, said Marc, ‘why is that?’ ‘Because nobody will bloody touch me’ said the charmingly polite Childish with a bemused smile. Now the ICA in London has given its three galleries over to Billy’s work, the first time a mainstream gallery has ever opened its doors to him. John Wilson speaks to artists, musicians and poets about his work and in a long interview at Billy’s Kent home, he discovers why Billy thinks his work upsets and enthralls people in roughly equal measure and why this artistic, eccentric, mustachioed, tea-drinking poet regards himself as totally un-English....

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4th Mar 2010

Nat Johnson & The Figureheads - "Wasted" new single out NOW

Out NOW – a very limited edition 7” and Digital single taken from their debut album ‘Roman Radio’ which is already receiving strong radio support from BBC 6 Music and Radio 2. The b-side is an exclusive track called ‘Padre Volante’ It’s about a Brazilian priest who tried to break the flying record by tying balloons to a chair and floating off, it didn’t end well! The band will be in session on Tom Robinson’s BBC 6Music show this very Friday night, between 9-11pm. Here’s a list of gigs where you can see Nat Johnson & The Figureheads live:- 6 March Bodega Social, Nottingham 7 March The Cluny, Newcastle 21 March Captain’s Rest, Glasgow 22 March Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh 28 March Communion at the Adelphi, Leeds 8 Apr Leadmill, Sheffield 1 May Camden Crawl, London 2 May Camden Crawl, London...

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19th Feb 2010

Billy Childish exhibition at the ICA (from Feb 17 to April 18)

Yes Billy has a big proper exhibition at the ICA…It started on Wednesday and runs until April 18th. Here’s what the ICA have to say:- Artist, musician and writer Billy Childish is a cult figure, and one who has gained an international following, but this is the first time a public institution has brought together a major solo exhibition to encompass his extraordinary career. His prodigious range of activities can best be understood as a total work of art – one which centres on his own persona. Unknowable but Certain presents the vitality of his recent work as a culmination of over three decades’ engagement across different media. The lower gallery features a group of Childish’s recent paintings, which have an unusual command and power. It includes self-portraits, often shown hill-walking; images of boats on the Medway, the estuary where he lives; still lifes with flowers, featuring pots made by the artist’s mother; and paintings depicting the Swiss modernist writer Robert Walser, including works based on police photographs showing the author dead in the snow. Childish’s paintings are highly expressionistic, conveying a sense of the visionary significance that he discovers in objects, places and people. They also demonstrate the deliberate rejection of the contemporary world that is a feature of all his work. Our upper galleries present Childish’s output as a musician and writer, covering a career which began in 1977 and providing a context within which the recent paintings can be understood. One room concentrates on his music, which has involved a huge range of collaborators and bands and which maintains a stubbornly independent ethos originating in the punk era. The second room features books and pamphlets containing Childish’s writings, often designed and published by him and illustrated by his own woodcuts. The display includes polemical and campaigning literature, but also his more personal poetry and prose, much of which is profoundly autobiographical in nature. The exhibition has been curated by Richard Birkett and Matthew Higgs, and is staged concurrently with an exhibition of the artist’s paintings at White Columns in New York (March 5—April 17)....

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12th Feb 2010

SWEET APPLE - LIMITED 7" COMING SOON

We’ve got a limited 7″ coming out in April from SWEET APPLE…Who are J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr) Tim Parnin and John Petkovic (Cobra Verde) And Dave Sweetapple (Witch). It’s , ‘I’ve Got A Feeling (That Won’t Change) from their debut Tee Pee album with exclusive b-side ‘Dead Moon’ (demo). Cat No: DAMGOOD355...

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12th Feb 2010

PENETRATION - NEW SINGLE AND TOUR!

PENETRATION are back with a follow up to their first DG 7″ ‘Our World’ at the end of March, it’s called ‘The Feeling’ and it’s backed with another new song ‘Guilty’. It will be a limited 7″ on Yellow vinyl. More singles will follow soon leading up to their brand new album later this year. Checkout the GIGS section for full details....

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20th Jan 2010

HOLLY GOLIGHTLY AND THE BROKEOFFS - NEW ALBUM MARCH 29TH

Yes it’s a brand new album from Holly and Dave and it’s called ‘Medicine County’, in the shops from March the 29th. ‘Medicine County’ was written and recorded on a farmhouse just outside Athens in Georgia and as Holly says it’s “peppier” than the last album, in fact there’s only one slow song on the whole album which is probably down to the fact that this time they had a lot longer to work on the songs and recording, their last album was recorded in the middle of a very long European tour over a week or two in Spain. So what does it sound like? Choc-full of ghostly blues, gut-bucket slide guitar, with a smattering of ol’ time country. This is just the disc for conjuring up the spirit of weird old America. Anyone with an interest or liking for the music of The Band, Son House, or Hank Williams, sung by Nancy and Lee, should certainly check it out! Holly’s mum, Carol Voss, painted the cover, which adds to the warm home-spun appeal. 12 brand new songs including a cover of Wreckless Eric’s ‘Murder In My Mind’ and a guest appearance by Tom Heinl on ‘Blood On The Saddle’ (Tom wrote Holly’s Christmas track ‘Christmas Tree On Fire’)...

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20th Jan 2010

VERMIN POETS - DEBUT ALBUM

Coming out on the 15th of March is the debut album from The Vermin Poets who are Neil Palmer on Guitar/Lyre/vox Billy Childish on Bass/Backing Vox, JuJu Claudius on drums/Backing Vox and Wolf Howard on Drums but don’t think this is just another Billy Childish band ‘cos it’s not….MYSPACE We are vermin — V…E…ERMIN The Vermin Poets are the self-discovered heirs to a long line of bards and natural philosophers whose number includes Reg Presley, Sky Saxon, Bo Diddley, D.H Laurence, William Shakespeare, Aristotle, Homer, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, and all the unnamed carriers of legend and myth. In raising their songwriting art, the legendary punk rocker William Chyldish and Fire Dept front man Neil Hereward Palmer engaged in an alliance to pursue the thrice-fold aims of Happiness, Poetry and God. They succeed in manifesting the authentic sound of amateurism, elevating it to high art and thus banishing procrastination and the fear of creation from the human imagination. However, mindful that poets are, in the main, vermin Chyldish and Palmer cheerfully mock their own craft, praising limitation. For in unceasingly veiling God’s truth, which is the way to things, with words, the Vermin Poet separates persons-with-an-interest from the wider interests of human beings outside commerce and held in God’s law, which is love. Dr Johnson was none too keen on vermin poets: his English dictionary of 1755 contained a definition of the word “vaticide”, which is “a murderer of poets”. The Vermin Poets seek neither to gild the ars poetica, nor to slay its sons and daughters. The stated aim of The Vermin Poets is to describe the shape of the things sufficiently well so that others to may understand and explore, or view more effectivly the universe and the bounty it contains for themselves....

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8th Jan 2010

January sale! 3 for the price of 2 on 7"s, CD's & LP's

We’re running a 3-for-the-price-of-2 sale on CD’s LP’s and 7″ singles until the end of January. Now is the time to get some lovely back-catalogue items at a knock down price. On top of this every sale order will also get a free gift from the DG vaults! When you put 3 items of the same format your discount should show in your greedbag before you go to the checkout. Happy Shopping!...

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7th Dec 2009

CUTE LEPERS - SMART ACCESSORIES - NEW ALBUM OUT TODAY

“Smart Accessories” is the second album from Seattle’s Cute Lepers who, as I’m sure you know, are a six/sometimes seven-piece band from Seattle, WA equally influenced by first wave punk, mod-revival, power pop, with the spirit of Johnny Thunders…together with occasional hints of doo-wop, early 60′s rock ‘n’ roll and a load of female back-up vocals. Led by chief songwriter Steve E. Nix & Kicks (yes that’s Steve E. Nix & Kicks from seminal Seattle band The Briefs!). It’s on FOUR different colour vinyls, RED, WHITE, GREEN & GREY, plus CD and Digital too. Catch them on tour right now all over Euroland and they’ll be heading back to the UK in the spring. Also lookout for a 7″ in late Feb 2010...

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7th Dec 2009

PINEY GIR - FOR THE LOVE OF OTHERS - CHRISTMAS 7" - OUT TODAY

This years Damaged Goods Christmas single is by Piney Gir…And it’s a corker… Piney Gir, sometime electronic exotica lover, sometimes genuine all-American country girl does her first single for Damaged Goods. The A-side is taken from her latest album, the rather good ‘The Yearling’ plus two exclusive tracks on the b-side. It’s a 7″ and digi release (DAMGOOD344) and it’s pretty limited so grab one quick...

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7th Dec 2009

A Damaged Christmas Gift For You - Digital only Xmas compilation - out today!

Yes it’s a Damaged Goods Christmas Compilation featuring some of the best Christmas tracks we’ve released over the last 20 odd years. Holly Golightly has two tracks on here, one from a couple of years back ‘Christmas Tree On Fire and one from 2002 with The Green Hornes (some of who are now in the Raconteurs) called ‘Little Stars. Billy Childish has three with three different bands, The MBE’s excellent Christmas 1979, The Buff Medways ‘Merry Christmas Fritz’ and a really early DG release Thee Headcoatees ‘Santa Claus’ (originally Damgood12, a 7” Picture Disc) We have last years Xmas 7” Goldblade and Poly Styrenes ‘City Of Christmas Ghosts’ as well as 2005’s TV Smith single ‘Xmas Bloody Xmas’ plus 2001’s Helen Love Xmas 7” ‘Merry Christmas (I Don’t Wanna Fight’ Then we have brand new exclusive tracks from The Cute Lepers and The Singing Loins and a great new band called ‘Severe’. Last up we have a couple of obscure tracks from the 1994 and 1996 christmas singles, Wat Tyler doing ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’ and Monkhouse (a great lost band from Belfast’ doing ‘Guinness And Wine’. Next year this might even make it out on record along wth a bunch of new tracks as well, but it’s good to have it all in one place. Here’s what’s on it… 1 Christmas Tree On Fire Holly Golightly 2 The Cute Lepers Christmas Song Cute Lepers 3 Christmas 1979 Wild Billy Childish And The M.B.E’s 4 Ding Dong Merrily On High Singing Loins 5 Merry Christmas (I Don’t Wanna Fight) Helen Love 6 Santa Claus Thee Headcoatees 7 City Of Christmas Ghosts Goldblade Featuring Poly Styrene 8 Little Stars Holly Golightly And The Greenhornes 9 Stop The Cavalry Severe 10 Silver Bells Cuckooland 11 Xmas Bloody Xmas Tv Smith 12 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Wat Tyler 13 Guinness And Wine Monkhouse 14 Merry Christmas Fritz Buff Medways...

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24th Nov 2009

OUT NOW...LOUIS LINGG 7" / REVERSE CD...

YES! Two new releases this week… LOUIS LINGG AND THE BOMBS ‘HATES YOUR LAWS’ 7″ (DAMGOOD343) 5 track 7″ of Sample led punk, anarcho pop tunes, taken from their new album. BUY IT HERE REVERSE ‘GLANCE SIDEWAYS’ CD (DAMGOOD331CD) 23 track compilation of all of REVERSE’s recordings including the first three singles on DG plus lots of unreleased gems. BUY IT HERE...

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21st Oct 2009

REVERSE - 23 track CD compilation due out in late November

We’ve got a 23 track CD compilation bringing together all of REVERSE’s recordings including the three 7” singles we released back in 1995-6 ‘Stem The Slide’ (Which was ‘Single of the week’ in KERRANG! ‘Lock’ & ‘Stagnant’ plus their tracks from their debut split single plus 15 unreleased gems including their last recordings with Frankie Stubbs. The CD contains a full history of the band written by lead singer Nick Sharratt plus loads of unseen photos, reviews and a full discography....

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21st Oct 2009

CUTE LEPERS - NEW ALBUM & EUROPEAN TOUR

Steve E Nix & Kicks are back with the second Cute Lepers album, it’s called ‘Smart Accessories’ and it’s out on the 7th December, coloured vinyl LP, CD & Digi. They’re also heading over to Europe for a month long tour, dates are available on the GIGS pages. The album is 13 tracks including the last single ‘Berlin Girls’ which has nearly sold out on 7″, we’ll have a new 7″ out in the new year as well plus they are aiming to come back over for another tour in the spring....

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21st Oct 2009

PINEY GIR IS THE DG XMAS SINGLE FOR 2009

Piney Gir has recorded the Damaged Goods Christmas single for 2009 and it’s great, we love Pineys stuff so we politely asked her to do a single for us and she said yes… It’s a three track 7″ and it’s out on the 7th of December. the three tracks are ‘For The Love Of Others’ (which is also on Pineys new album ‘The Yearling’) plus ‘I Wanna Be Like You’ & ‘Brady’s Bluff’, the catalogue number is Damgood 344...

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