Desperate Measures Unleash ‘Sublime Destruction’
Desperate Measures, the high-octane London punk and rollers, are set to release their electrifying new album ‘Sublime Destruction’ on March 22nd via Cadiz Music. The album, brimming with eleven tracks of personal and political anthems, promises to be a hook-laden masterpiece, crafted meticulously over the last two years, including the pandemic era.
‘Sublime Destruction’ is a product of intense creativity during challenging times. The album features previously released singles such as ‘Thinking Of England’, ‘Back To The Rats’, and the title track ‘Sublime Destruction’. Each song is a testament to the band’s ability to weave compelling narratives through their music, resonating with listeners on both personal and political levels.
Recorded with the talented Andy Brook, known for his work with Status Quo, Ginger Wildheart, Wonk Unit, and Hayseed Dixie, the album was brought to life at The Brook Studios in Wallington, Surrey. Brook’s expertise has undoubtedly added a layer of sonic depth and clarity to the album, enhancing the raw energy that Desperate Measures are renowned for.
From the opening roar of ‘Back To The Rats’, the album takes listeners on a sonic rollercoaster. Tracks like ‘The Rich-Tual’ channel the spirit of the Sex Pistols with its riffarama, while ‘Enjoy The Ride’ brings danced-up Stooges grooves. The album also explores new territories with the Psychedelic Furs-esque ‘Untouchable’ and culminates with the epic ode to North London, ‘Seven Sisters’. ‘Sublime Destruction’ is a diverse yet cohesive collection that showcases the band’s dynamic range.
Accompanying the album’s release is the visually captivating ‘Sublime Destruction’ video, which encapsulates the raw and unapologetic essence of the band. The video is a must-watch for both long-time fans and newcomers to the punk rock scene.
‘Sublime Destruction’ Track-Listing
Back To The Rats
Enjoy The Ride
Thinking Of England
Flowers At Your Door
Still Got Me
Desperate Measures are Eugene Butcher (vocals), James Sherry (drums), Michael Gaffney (guitar/vocals), and Ricky Mc Guire (bass/vocals), a lineup that guarantees a potent mix of talent and raw energy.
Phil Aston | Now Spinning Magazine