“The current frontrunner for best new Sydney band of 2016” – Rolling Stone
“an immediate jolt of invigorated musicianship that perfectly encapsulates the hollow-yet-vibrant tonality of this generation’s post-punk.” – Weirdo Wasteland
“an invigorating aural assault.” – Edge Radio
“They are a new band from Sydney with a brand of post-punk that lurches more than your belly post-Saturday night, pre-Berocca. Plenty of snarl and plenty of growl.” – Soundly Sounds
“Yeah they can sound derivative of bands like Iceage and The Horrors post punk days, with a little of local heroes Low Life thrown in the mix, but the pastiche is so artfully woven it morphs into something impressive.“– Noisey
“DEN are about to unleash a debut EP that is about as close as it gets to the epicentre of chaos.” – Metratone
Enter DEN: A post-punk group formed in 2014 by Michael Grossman, Steven Hicks, Tomas Nunez and Michael Hassett.
Sydney’s DEN have already made their mark with singles ‘Poltergeist’, ‘Current Riser’ and their latest single ‘Inertia’, taken from their debut self-titled EP out November 11.
Adopting a strict policy of DIY recording at Grossman’s Marrickville studio, they began to churn out new songs on a weekly basis. Within the same year they were playing shows and releasing music independently. The band have made appearances at Sydney’s Volumes Festival in 2015, Bad Day Out and BIGSOUND and are now gearing up for their debut release their S/T E.P November 11 out via Rice Is Nice.
Henry Rollins premiered the EP in it’s entirety on his KCRW radio show on November 6. You can check it out here!
DEN S/T EP TRACKLISTING:
1. Life In Chains
3. Inter View
5. Current Riser
6. In The Stare
7. Golden Sun (Cassette Exclusive)
8. Current Riser – Piano (Cassette Exclusive)
9. Current Riser – Electro (Cassette Exclusive)
10. Draw Them In (Cassette Exclusive)
11. No Gen / Rule (Live) (Cassette Exclusive)
12. Fall (Cassette Exclusive)
To celebrate the EP release, DEN will be hitting the road this November, playing headine shows in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. These shows are not ones to miss!
DEN’s debut EP ‘DEN’ is out now through Rice Is Nice.
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