London's post-hardcore outfit Dealing With Damage have a new EP out on Little Rocket Records called ‘Home Security’. It comes with two new songs that were recorded after the release of their debut album 'Ask The Questions,' which came out earlier this year, along with a cover of the 13th Floor Elevators song ‘Dust’.
Lyrically the band extend some of the political themes given an airing on ‘Ask The Questions’ and clearly remain as furious as ever. These are not times for lying down and rolling over. Via references to the life story of jazz legend, Billie Holiday, the opening song ‘Lady Day’ explores racism, sexism and the triumph of the human spirit over a system of rule devised to crush exactly that, while ‘Making Plans For Misery’ argues that sanctions such as those regularly imposed by the United States and the EU are a disaster for everyday people in the affected countries and that the imposition of those sanctions is undertaken with a clear understanding on the part of the aggressors of the suffering they will cause. In a lyrical and musical change of pace the EP’s final track, a cover of 13th Floor Elevators’ gem, ‘Dust’, is mellow, relaxed and hopeful. The song is a collaboration between Dealing With Damage and producer John Hannon, also violinist in leading member of Avant Garde instrumental noise texturists, Liberez.