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M II M brings DVA Damas back to the UK for their first live in 5 years.
Since 2010 Taylor Burch and Joe Cocherell have propelled DVA into a curiously cool fixture for Karl O'Connor's Downwards. Having released a number of singles and EPs; including Brand New Head (2011), Nightshade (2013), Wet Vision (2015) and Clear Cut (2016), the duo have continued an effortless progression from their DIY punk lineage to a forward facing "now" sound.
Burch and Cocherell have taken note from the dubwise, the tripped out and the driving. With tough, lean rhythms, heavy, subsonic bass and tongue-in-cheek wordplay, DVA DAMAS continue to present their clever "tech n' roll" take on pop music.
Autumns is the solo project of Christian Donaghey, from Derry, Northern Ireland, an outlet for electronic post-punk with a lethal pulse. Following an expansive contribution to the Downwards label compilation, ‘The Immortal Eye’ in March of 2017 Autumns adds to an already restless year with his remix of JT Whitfield’s ‘Reclusion Talks’. After a brace of rough demos and without preliminary hype the project emerged fully formed on Karl O’Connor’s (aka Regis) illustrious label Downwards back in 2014, the youngest act in a new vanguard of artists that included the likes of Tropic of Cancer, DVA Damas and Marshstepper. 2017 sees the eagerly anticipated realization of those assured beginnings, a project free of restraint, in relentless ascendance.