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Just found a mini review of our ‘III’ launch over at julianwulifeproject.blogspot.com.au.

Damn The Torpedoes, The Old Bar, 12/8/2011
Damn The Torpedoes are launching their EP, and their sound is that of teenage dreams coming alive: playing in a rock band in Melbourne. The lead singer desperately wails into the mic, this smells like screamy boys rock to me. But their banter is funny, and their set includes some colourful characters like the “Maori Danzig” with his beautiful shiny long hair and a singer named Anna from the band La Bastard who tears it up on their last song: a cover of River Deep, Mountain High.

III Review – Bombshellzine.com

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Review of III from Bombshell Zine

“7 track EP from these Melbourne guys. Part rock, part punk, they have that dirty underground bar type sound. Not only do they make good tunes, they’ve got good folding skills, did you know you can make a decent CD case out of one A4 sheet of paper? It’s possible. Anyway, musically, it’s guitar heavy, bass rumbling, drums beating in all the right ways. Sounds just right to me. Highlight comes in the form of ‘Could This Be Love’ which has a bit more than a slight hint of The Bronx about it.”

Q&A – Beat mag

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60 Seconds With… – Beat mag

So then, what’s the band name and what do you ‘do’ in the band?

I’m Ando, the handsome and debonair dreamboat of Damn The Torpedoes. I play drums. Wally and Dick fill out the band, although I’m not exactly sure what they do.

Bearing the terrible clichéd nature of this question, what do you reckon people will say you sound like?

The slightly misguided lovechild of The Bronx, Hot Snakes and The Sultans.

What do you love about making music?

Making lots (and lots) of noise with good musos who are also awesome dudes, and playing the kind of songs we want to hear.

What do you hate about the music industry?

The sore knees and lockjaw.

If you could travel back in time and show one of your musical heroes your stuff, who would it be and why?

We would make a pilgrimage to San Diego on Halloween in the late-90s, and leave our music at the altar of His Rocknroll Highness, Speedo (Rocket From The Crypt).

If you could assassinate one person or band from popular music, who would it and why?

We’re lovers, not fighters. Although Akon could do with a smack in the chops.

What can a punter expect from your live show?

Ringing ears, a hangover and the vague memory of having had a damn good time.

What’ve you got to sell CD-wise?

Our brand spanking new limited-edition EP ‘III’, available from damnthetorps.com

When’s the gig and with who?

Friday August 12th at The Old Bar, with support from the cream of the scene: Brat Farrar, Sons Of Lee Marvin, Kids Of Zoo and Harvest Smoke

Q&A – Beat mag

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60 Seconds With… – Beat mag

So then, what’s the band name and what do you ‘do’ in the band?

I’m Ando, the handsome and debonair dreamboat of Damn The Torpedoes. I play drums. Wally and Dick fill out the band, although I’m not exactly sure what they do.

Bearing the terrible clichéd nature of this question, what do you reckon people will say you sound like?

The slightly misguided lovechild of The Bronx, Hot Snakes and The Sultans.

What do you love about making music?

Making lots (and lots) of noise with good musos who are also awesome dudes, and playing the kind of songs we want to hear.

What do you hate about the music industry?

The sore knees and lockjaw.

If you could travel back in time and show one of your musical heroes your stuff, who would it be and why?

We would make a pilgrimage to San Diego on Halloween in the late-90s, and leave our music at the altar of His Rocknroll Highness, Speedo (Rocket From The Crypt).

If you could assassinate one person or band from popular music, who would it and why?

We’re lovers, not fighters. Although Akon could do with a smack in the chops.

What can a punter expect from your live show?

Ringing ears, a hangover and the vague memory of having had a damn good time.

What’ve you got to sell CD-wise?

Our brand spanking new limited-edition EP ‘III’, available from damnthetorps.com

When’s the gig and with who?

Friday August 12th at The Old Bar, with support from the cream of the scene: Brat Farrar, Sons Of Lee Marvin, Kids Of Zoo and Harvest Smoke

III Review – Inpress

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Review of III from Inpress mag

“It’s III as in the Roman numeral and has been scrawled on the CD, unevenly, in texta. This trio sound dangerous in a high voltage kinda way – think Electric Six – and take melodies and rhythms to thrillingly unexpected places. The frontman looks like Peter Phelps’s long-lost brother, so it’s a little hard to imagine him having trouble with the ladies. Disarray is a perfect sonic interpretation of its title with tricky time signature, relentless bass, on-point drums and yowling vocals – love it. Listening to III will make you wanna seek out this EP’s predecessors: II (geddit?) and their self-titled debut. It’s thoroughly recommended that you head to The Old Bar this Friday, when Damn The Torpedoes launch this EP with a little help from Brat Farrar, Sons Of Lee Marvin, Kids Of Zoo and Harvest Smoke. See you at the bar.