Despondent (England)

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Despondent (England)

Postby MikeTown420 » May 8th, '11, 19:43

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Biography: Taken from Interpunk: "Despondent are a speedy fast skate punk band from Leicester with all spiky guitar riffs and snotty vocals with 100mph drums thrown in for good measure. Despondent spawned in August 2004 when Reuben Vaughan (guitar/vocals, ex-Third Hardest) and Luke Richards (bass/backing vocals, ex-Third Hardest) had some songs they'd written with some hard-hitting political and sociological lyrics, they just needed a drummer to bring the songs to life. Enter Nik Coley (drums/backing vocals, ex-Charybdis, Skoona & Mr. Tickle), and after a few practices the sound was complete. A couple of gigs and about a month of slogging hard work practicing as much as possible and they went to the recording studio to do the 10 tracks of "Proud to Fail", which was reviewed very nicely on Punktastic ("this is a great, fast, melodic punk record" etc.) and Punknews.co.uk ("if you're into political skatepunk, this is a decent CD to own") and can be bought from the band's website. "

Discography:
Proud To Fail
Fake EP
Confined

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Re: Despondent (England)

Postby MikeTown420 » May 8th, '11, 19:44

Didn't know about these guys until recently, pretty cool skate punk/melodic hardcore which has gotten better with every release. They were on a hiatus but they're back now I think.
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Re: Despondent (England)

Postby jankoprah » May 8th, '11, 21:26

song Clown is fucking amazing!!
really great band!!
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Re: Despondent (England)

Postby khet » May 8th, '11, 21:31

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Re: Despondent (England)

Postby Voll » May 8th, '11, 23:22

if i remember correctly their drummer (Nik) was a member at the old forum!
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Re: Despondent (England)

Postby Nimrod » May 14th, '11, 22:35

Again, an awesome band! The Fake EP, especially the song "Fake", is a really good release!
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Re: Despondent (England)

Postby khet » May 14th, '11, 22:36

Voll wrote:if i remember correctly their drummer (Nik) was a member at the old forum!

Yes it was!
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Re: Despondent (England)

Postby Peter » May 15th, '11, 00:09

Nimrod wrote:Again, an awesome band! The Fake EP, especially the song "Fake", is a really good release!


Fake is my fav release. I'm searching hard copy of Proud To Fail
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Re: Despondent (England)

Postby Sickr » Jan 7th, '12, 00:21

Just listened to these guys for the first time in ages. Are they still together and writing music?
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Re: Despondent (England)

Postby khet » Jan 7th, '12, 00:27

Sickr wrote:Just listened to these guys for the first time in ages. Are they still together and writing music?

Yes. At least they are going to play a show this month: http://www.facebook.com/events/351711228188698/
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Re: Despondent (England)

Postby Blacklung » Feb 17th, '12, 19:39

Heard these guys just last week. Good stuff! And yeah as Khet says they are together and playing shows and stuff. Ratbomb told me he is putting them on in Edinburgh.
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Re: Despondent (England)

Postby despondent nik » Mar 14th, '12, 17:29

Hey everyone, wanted to draw your attention to a gig i'm putting on as part of a series of shows we're playing with Almeida

If you live anywhere nearby, I'd totally love it if you came down for this one, it'll be a proper treat :)

https://www.facebook.com/events/178153368965828/

tickets from http://bit.ly/ALMEIDA-TICKETS

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Re: Despondent (England)

Postby disconnectdisconnect » Mar 14th, '12, 23:01

Playing in London? Would be awesome to see you and Almeida are crazy good live too!
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Re: Despondent (England)

Postby khet » Apr 8th, '12, 17:17

links fixed!
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