Desperate Journalist

Desperate Journalist

Thursday 6th April 2017

Club Fandango / Fierce Panda / Disorder Presents

Desperate Journalist

plus Asylums + Purs

7:30 pm until 11:00 pm


Price: £10 in advance

Status: Tickets available (Updated on 16th November 2016)

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Doors open at 7:30 PM – Event ends at 11:00 PM

Age: You must be 16 years of age or more to attend this event (with or without a guardian) | Photo ID – Please bring ID if you are 25 years of age or less or appear so. | | Access – Standing. There are no seats assigned. The venue is arranged on several floors with many stairs and no lift. Find out more about accessiblity.

About Desperate Journalist


Desperate Journalist: The ‘Grow Up’ album sees Desperate Journalist building on the sublimely tetchy moodswings of their self-titled debut and the intense interim ‘Good Luck’ EP by adding a fresh sonic sheen to their old school indie stroppings. This means that they sound meatier and bolder, yet are still infused with a keen pop sensibility which ensures that ‘Grow Up’ contains at least five possible singles, including the BBC 6 Music radio smashes ‘Hollow’ and ‘Resolution’.

Asylums have created a snapshot of a band and country in a state of change. They may have killer pop hooks, but there’s no bubblegum here – songs about the death of high street retail, austerity, and rampant consumerism sit cheek by jowl next to tales of sex, outsider culture, and gender equality. With a social media blackout for the first three singles, ‘Killer Brain Waves’ is the culmination of a two year slow burn – all this in the time that has seen other bands get themselves signed and disappear off the face of the Earth. A new song every three months, each with a new DIY video on a new theme, on their own Cool Thing Records label run out of a spare bedroom in Southend-on-Sea…go see more at

Purs hail from Australia, Sweden and the UK and create a heady mix of shoegaze, post-rock, psych and garage which has drawn comparisons with Lush, The Dandy Warhols and The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Having released their ‘Girl In Love’ single on cassette on Blak Hand Records late in 2016 Purs are now working on suitably psychrocking material for a debut album later this year.

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