Damien Done is the nom de plume of Michigan-based singer/songwriter Damien Moyal, who is celebrated internationally for fronting iconic 90s hardcore punk bands As Friends Rust, Culture, Morning Again and Shai Hulud.
With Damien Done, however, Moyal takes a sharp and decided turn from the scolding angst of his past. Instead, Done croons uncomfortable, seedy tales over bleak numbers that draw disparate comparisons, at times conjuring the doom and drawl of Type O Negative, Danzig or Nick Cave and at others the blue sneer of darker 80s pop and new wave.
Touching on various genres, but never landing squarely in one, Damien Done is an uncategorizable brand of unnerving indie, post-punk rock ’n’ roll for folks who aren’t afraid of the dark.
Damien Done returns with his first full-length effort, “Charm Offensive” is an album laden with tales of blackmail, voyeurism, secrecy and guilt.
Still nodding to the doom-tinged rock’n’roll of his previous releases “Curious Thing” and “The Lord Fox”, Charm Offensive now sees Damien Done exploring a lush, gloomy pop frontier, at times calling to mind the shimmering black art of Tears for Fears, Billy Idol or Echo & The Bunnymen.
Charm Offensive is dense and unsettling, but strangely sweet and impossibly distinct.
01. The Freeze
02. Roof Access
03. When You Left home
04. The Lord Fox
05. Curious Thing
06. Things Are Going Great (Just You Wait)
07. Angels Overlooking Him
08. Who’s Gonna Believe You?
09. The Good Book
10. Something On You