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DESPERATE MEASURES – New Single Launch Party 20th May at The Water Rats London


It’s shaping up to be another busy year for New Zealand born, London based rockers Desperate Measures. Following their mini album ‘Rinsed’ on Easy Action Records and a full UK tour with Paul Cook’s post-Pistols rockers The Professionals at the end of last year, Desperate Measures have started recording their debut full length album, due early 2023. Working once again with Andy Brook (who has produced, engineered, and toured with the like of Status Quo, Ginger Wildheart, Wonk Unit, Hayseed Dixie…) at The Brook Studios in Wallington, Surrey, Desperate Measures have completed work on a new single titled ‘Thinking Of England’ that lyrically captures the yearning to escape from a place or a situation you might not want to be.

The single will be released in time for the Queens Jubilee on June 3rd. Desperate Measures will play a single launch show at London’s Water Rats Theatre on May 20th to coincide. Says Eugene Butcher, “we’ll be showcasing a few songs from our forthcoming album, plus the new single which has just happened to coincide with the Queens Jubilee. And we’ve got The Duel and Seven Days and Doesn’t Die along for the ride so expect a right Royal knees up!”

Tickets for Water Rats May 20th available


See Desperate Measures in 2022!

April 30 Angel Weekender, Coalville

May 13 London Powerhaus (*with Nashville Pussy)

May 14 Westworld Weekender, Wolverhampton

May 20 London, Water Rats

June 3 Strummercamp Fest, Oldham

July 1 229 Club, London (*with UltraBomb)

July 8 Bedford Esquires (* with The Rose Of Avalanche)

July 9 Manchester, Night People (* with The Rose Of Avalanche)

July 22 Hope & Anchor, London (* with Sick On A Bus)

August 4 Blackpool, Rebellion Festival

August 20 Unity Festival, Corby

September 3 Banfest Festival, Banstead

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