Dez Dare releases new single ‘A Chimp, A Tricycle, New World Order’ plus UK tour announced for May

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New album ‘Perseus War’ released March 17th via Ch!mp Records

‘Perseus War’ is out next week and to celebrate the looming cloud of fuzz and noise creeping your way, there is a new video out for ‘A Chimp, A Tricycle, New World Order’ and a UK tour! For those lucky enough to live in London, Coventry, Portsmouth or Exeter, you can witness the cacophony of fuzz live. There will be more dates to come elsewhere I swear! As far as the track is concerned, Dez says we should all get over ourselves… “Change is a constant within the world we live, everything around us, fluctuating + shimmering. Why do we struggle with differences in our communities? If it makes someone happy to wear an otter outfit + call themselves Janis, I say do it. Whatever gets you through the night. Everyone should just give less of a f@#k.”

‘Perseus War’ is the 3rd album by Australian born, UK based artist Dez Dare. Leading on from 2022s ‘Ulysses Trash’, Dez presents 10 songs of dystopian indifference captured over 4 weeks in late 2022. Meant to be a companion EP to the last record, ideas spilled, riffs flowed, Perseus was born.

‘Ulysses Trash’ is a call to inaction, embracing the reality of the world around us and the place we have within it. ‘Perseus War’ is the violent struggle that the universe and all within it has to survive. The daily pressure of existence, the beauty in the destruction left by the way and the sweet solace of understanding we have no control.

Dez Dare (aka Darren Smallman of BATTLE WORLDWIDE, Low Transit Industries, Thee Vinyl Creatures, The Sound Platform, Warped) grew up in Geelong, a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia where he became involved in the local punk and rock scene in 1990, playing in a band called Warped, sharing stages with the likes of Bored!, The 5678s, Fugazi, The Dirty Three and the Hard-ons, going on to play in multiple bands spewing out sludgy punk rock, drone riffage and noisy pop abundance. Darren was embedded in the scene, playing music, running labels (founding record label and touring company Low Transit Industries in 1999 working with bands such as The Essex Green, Lilys, Elf Power, Okkervil River, Of Montreal, Black Mountain, Trans Am) before moving to the UK in 2010 where he has operated ever since.

“I looked into the void to find solace (freedom to fight, freedom of mind)” is sung out in the opening line of ‘STOP. STOP. STOP. TALKING.’. Regardless of the viewpoint Dez is singing from, this is the underlying sentiment. You can only be truly free with acceptance. Accepting you for who you are, that we all one day will die, that humans are flawed and beautiful, that otters are the best animals. Let go. The void has it covered.


  • 13.May.23 / The Shacklewell Arms, London
  • 17.May.23 / The Tin Music and Arts, Coventry
  • 18.May.23 / The Loft, Portsmouth
  • 19.May.23 / The Cavern, Exeter
  • More dates to be added…


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