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Desperate Times call for Desperate Measures

Desperate Measures ‘Rinsed’ mini album out now on Easy Action Records on 10” vinyl, CD and download available HERE:

Watch the video for new single ‘Flowers At Your Door’ HERE:

Support to The Professionals UK tour starts this week! 

“Rinsed froths with pent-up energy and frustration,” Kerrang!

“This is music that is all about a tension and release and is a crafted and perfect rush of very noisy adrenaline,” Louder Than War

“The sheer push, swagger and volume make it a joyous celebration of the energy of rock and roll,” Vanguard Online

“Vintage fuzz, all raw charm,” Fireworks

“Rough, distorted, loud, energised and most importantly honest,” Powerplay

DESPERATE MEASURES, the London/New Zealand punk and rock four piece who recently released their brand-new mini album ‘Rinsed’ on Easy Action records, are set to start full UK tour with Paul Cook’s post-Pistols rockers The Professionals this week. 

Kicking off in Tunbridge Wells on October 13th and winding up in Chester on the 28th, Desperate Measures are primed to take their hard-hitting punk (with a big helping of rock n’ roll) all over the UK featuring the new line-up of founder Eugene Butcher, former Glitterati and current Rich Ragany and The Digressions guitarist Gaff, Ricky McGuire (U.K SUBS, The Men They Couldn’t Hang), and former K-Line/Done Lying Down drummer James Sherry.

Written in lockdown and recorded with Andy Brook (who has produced, engineered, and toured with the like of Status Quo, Ginger Wildheart, Uriah Heep, Hayseed Dixie…) at The Brook Studios in Wallington, Surrey at the end of 2020, the songs on ‘Rinsed’ sees this new line-up of Desperate Measures moving into new musical territories and itching to kick up a racket across the UK. 

“We can’t wait to get out there and play our new songs from our ‘Rinsed’ album,” states frontman Eugene Butcher. “Plus, we will be rocking out with Cookie and the Professionals every night! Bring it on!”

Catch Desperate Measures on tour with The Professionals at the following dates this month:


13 Oct – Tunbridge Wells, Forum
14 Oct – Oxford, o2 Academy
15 Oct – Swansea, Sin City
16 Oct – Manchester, Factory
18 Oct – Glasgow, King Tuts
19 Oct – Newcastle, The Cluny
20 Oct – Nottingham, Bodega
21 Oct – Birmingham, Castle Falcon
22 Oct – Liverpool, EBGB’s
24 Oct – London, The Garage
25 Oct – Bristol, The Exchange
26 Oct – Leeds, Brudenell Social
27 Oct – Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms
28 Oct – Chester, Live Rooms

Order ‘Rinsed’ from the Desperate Measures bandcamp HERE:

‘Rinsed’ Track listing:

  1. Scars & Memories
  2. The Rich-Tual
  3. Flowers At Your Door
  4. Lost Angels (Live In The Studio)
  5. No Lip (Live In The Studio)
  6. Lost Angels (Original Demo 1988)

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Raymond Thomson - Deputy Editor

I am a photographer/musician/engineer living in Scotland. My passion is music and motocross and I share my work on facebook/punk4RT and facebook/madmaxmedia. I do like a bit of throw back to the heydays of the 60’s/70’s/80’s when it comes to taking shots of bands. I grew up on the music papers (NME/Sounds/Melody Maker) and drew influence from Pennie Smith/Jill Furmanovsky/Anton Corbijn/Bob Gruen/Adrian Boot/Charles Peterson.
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