‘Done For Desire’ is the debut album by Damn Vandals, following on from the highly acclaimed ‘Beautiful Mind’ EP, which garnered passionate support across radio and print media, including being made Shaun Keaveny’s ‘Record of the Week’ on his BBC6 Music Breakfast Show.
It’s produced by Julian Simmons, whose credits include Midlake, The Phenomenal Handclap Band, Ed Sheeran, Guillemots, and Goldheart Assembly.
George Bernard Shaw called dancing ‘The vertical expression of a horizontal desire legalized by music’, and this theme of desire, albeit in myriad forms, unites the music on this album.
Whether for sex, power, possessions, knowledge, pleasure, destruction or change, the lyrics of Jack Kansas wryly explore consequences over an evocative and mesmerising soundtrack.
The deep and powerful distinctive vocals of Jack Kansas have drawn comparisons with David Bowie, Mark Lanegan, Jim Morrison and Matt Berninger of The National.
He stands atop the bridge of a mighty vessel steered by the rhythm section of Adam Kilemore Gardens (bass) and Chris Christianson (drums), while Frank Pick’s soaring, haunting guitar sits in the Crows Nest navigating via the stars.