Hydro, Glasgow, 19/6/2018
John Clarkson at the Hydro in Glasgow watches punk legends the Damned in a set in support of the Hollywood Vampires play a set of their classic singles and songs.
Alan Taylor-Shearer photographs punk survivors the Damned at a show in Norwich on their 35th anniversary tour
Sheffield Leadmill, 30/6/2002
Always chaotic, the Damned have been making musical mayhem for twenty five years now . Denzil Watson at the Sheffield Leadmill finds that they have not mellowed in the slightest with age
Every Album, Every Song by Morgan Brown (2021)
In her 'Raging Pages' book column Lisa Torem finds that in a new book about British punk act, The Damned, by Morgan Brown, the author/musician chronicles the band’s studio history with solid research and humour.
Drummer and founder member of punk legends The Damned Rat Scabies chats to Andrew Twambley about his first shows with the group in 25 years and his new album with Chris Constantinou, ‘One Thousand Motels’.
Eoghan Lyng speaks to Damned guitarist Captain Sensible about 'Get Back Into The World', his second album with his project Sensible Gray Cells, and the reformation of the original line-up of the Damned next year.
Former Damned drummer Rat Scabies elaborates on the making of his debut solo album, 'P.H.D. (Prison, Hospital, Debt)', his forthcoming new album with the Mutants and offers his perspective on the legacy of the Damned.
Interview Part 1
In a two part interview, both parts of which we are running consecutively, Godfathers guitarist Kris Dollimore in the first part speaks to John Clarkson about his years performing with the explosive London new wave punk band and playing subsequently with both the Damned and Del Amitri...
Interview Part 3
In the third and final part of our interview with former Damned guitarist Brian James, he talks to John Clarkson about his new band the Brian James Gang and the recoding of their eponymous debut album
Interview Part 2
In the second part of our three part interview with former Damned guitarist Brian James, he talks to John Clarkson about touring America as part of Iggy Pop's band and forming the Lords of the Church with wild man of rock, the late Stiv Bators, and that's group spectacular on stage break-up
Interview Part 1
Brian James, the founder and one-time leader of the Damned, has returned with a new group the Brian James Gang and his first album in 12 years. In the first part of an extensive three part interview he speaks to John Clarkson about his time with the legendary punks
Soft Boys/Robyn Hitchcock
Interview Part 2
In the second part of our two part Soft Boys interview, Anthony Strutt talks to frontman Robyn Hitchcock about his 20 year solo career, working with both the Damned's Captain Sensible and REM's Peter Buck, and further about the group's recent reformation
Helen Tipping looks at Damned guitarist Captain Sensible's first two solo albums, 1982's 'Women and Captains First' and 1983's 'The Power of Love', which have both been just been re-released by the Cherry Red label
Professor and the Madman
100 Club, London, 11/8/2018
In a venue forever linked to the pioneers of punk, Peter Cole watches two of the old guard come together with some American visitors to show London how it's done in a Damned good show.
Beautiful Days Festival
Escot Park, Devon, 17/8/2007...18/8/2007
The annual Beautiful Days Festival, which takes place in Devon, is run by the Levellers. Helen Tipping enjoys sets from New Model Army, Afro Celt Sound System, Devotcha, Hey Negrita and the Damned
Barfly, London, 29/4/2005
Czech band Sunshine have drawn comparisions with Primal Scream, the Damned and New Order, but Olga Sladeckova sees little in the way of originality at a recent show at the London Barfly