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Dirty Water Television Premiere: The Cavemen (NZ) - "I'm A Mess"

Press Release   •   Oct 24, 2016 13:00 BST


It has been a busy year for New Zealanders The Cavemen from just releases alone. Now the quartet of vocalist Paul, guitarist Jack, bassist Nick, and drummer Jake Caveman have freed a new video offering ahead of their new album "Born To Hate" which is now available for pre-order and download from Dirty Water Records.

Photo: Mario

Now UK based, The Cavemen (NZ) have arguably unearthed their most primal and trashiest sound for their new album; breeding both tracks with the kind of punk rock which has ignited and corrupted rock ‘n’ roll since the days of Gene Vincent and Jerry lee Lewis, through the likes of Hasil Adkins and The Stooges, and on to the likes of The Cramps, Gun Club, and The Ramones and more. Raw and cast in lo-fi manna, the new album sizzles on the senses as it infests the body and purges the psyche like a predacious attack of sonic leprosy.

The Cavemen (NZ) kick off their European tour at the fabulous Funtastic Dracula Carnival this week in Benidorm, Spain. Be sure not to miss these morally reprehensible troglodytes, clubbing folks over the head at a venue near you.


Pre-order "Born to Hate" 


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30-10: Benidorm (ES) @ Funtastic Dracula Carnival XI
31-10: Castellón (ES) @ Four Seasons Sixties Club
01-11: TBA (ES)
02-11: TBA (ES)
03-11: Alcalá de Hernares (ES) @ EgoLive Alcala
04-11: Pontevedra (ES) @ SALA KARMA
05-11: Castelo Branco (PT) @ Bastard Rock
06-11: TBA (ES)
07-11: TBA (ES)
08-11: Perpignan (FR) @ El PATI de l'école Lavoisier
09-11: Clermont Ferrand (FR) @ Bombshell
10-11: Luzern (CH) @ Sedel
11-11: Kortrijk (BE) @ The Pit's - Bang Zoom Noise Produktions VZW
12-11: Amsterdam (NL) @ Pacific Parc

19-11: London (UK) @ Finsbury Pub **Album Launch Party** Dirty Water Club

Text excerpts by Ringmaster Review

The Dirty Water Club started in October 1996 in the Tufnell Park neighbourhood of north London, at a venue called The Boston. The club's name is derived from The Standells' 1966 hit 'Dirty Water' which glorifies the US city of Boston, Massachusetts.

Past performers have included The White Stripes (voted by Q Magazine as one of the top 10 gigs of all time, Mojo one of the top 30 and Kerrang one of the top 100!), The Gories, NOBUNNY, Kid Congo Powers (from the Cramps), The Fleshtones, Billy Childish, Radio Birdman, The Dirtbombs, Thee Michelle Gun Elephant, The's, The Horrors and The Brian Jonestown Massacre to name just a few. The club has also seen some original '60s performers, such as The Monks, ? and the Mysterians, Kim Fowley, Sky Saxon, GONN, Michael Davis of the MC5 and more grace its stage.

Their in-house record label, Dirty Water Records, is one of the leading garage/beat/(real) R&B labels in the world.

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