Drums of Death V’s Black Sabbath – Ozzzy!
US Tour Dates w/ Peaches
May, 16 – Webster Hall, New York City, NY
May, 17 – Paradise Theater, Boston, MA
May, 18 – Club Soda, Montreal, Canada
May, 20 – Phoenix, Toronto, Canada
May, 21 – Majestic Theater, Detroit, MI
May, 22 – Metro, Chicago, IL
May, 23 – Majestic Theater, Madison, WI
May, 25 – Gothic Theater, Denver, CO
May, 26 – In The Venue, Salt Lake City, UT
May, 27 – Knitting Factory, Boise, ID
May, 29 – Starlight, Edmonton, Canada
May, 30 – Ballroom, Calgary, Canada
May, 31 – Commodore, Vancouver, Canada
June, 1 – Showbox, Seattle, WA
June, 2 – Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
June, 4 – 211 North, Reno, NV
June, 5 – Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
June, 6 – Henry Fonda Theater, Los Angeles, CA
June, 7 – Henry Fonda Theater, Los Angeles, CA
June, 8 – Pappy’s, Joshua Tree, CA
June, 11 – Emo’s, Austin, TX
June, 12 – Granada, Dallas, TX
June, 13 – House of Blues, New Orleans, LA
June, 15 – Masquerade, Atlanta, GA
June, 16 – Cat’s Cradle, Chapel Hill, NC
June, 17 – 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
Drums of Death aka Colin J. Bailey is a voodoo hoodlum for Generation Hexed. Signed to Berlin/London Hot Chip affiliated label Greco Roman he is the grimey electro-soul romanticist, being propelled around the world with his love songs and rave horns.?Growing up in a remote village in Scotland with a teenage youth misspent playing in metal and punk-rock bands and by the time Bailey reached his mid 20’s he was DJing and playing an integral part within the Glasgow underground dance scene. A move to London set him on a path to unite the energy of punk-rock performances with the machine-funk rhythms of electronic music.
Already Drums of Death has an impressive body of work, remixes and collaborations having been recently tipped on BBC’s Introducing series as one of this years most promising acts, recently nominated as ‘Best New Producer’ in DJ Mag (UK), about to embark on a world-wide ‘I Feel Cream’ tour with Peaches (with whom he made the title track of her new album… ) and not to mention finishing up his debut album for Greco-Roman and his forthcoming live band. Things are look promising for this one man hell-raising voodoo raver.
“scarily brilliant” – Time Out UK
“Pick for 2009” – Rob Da Bank
“A vaudevillain villain obsessed with sirens, noise and sonic destruction”
– Dazed and Confused.
A short tale about Drums of Death…
Drums of Death came to be after an encounter with a dark priest on a sorrowful night in Haiti. A musician known as Colin Bailey emerged from this near fatal encounter as you see him now: dark, dishevelled and disfigured. Cursed by magick, Bailey’s heart was cut out and as he lay on the brink of death, the voodoo priest fixed a broken drum machine into his chest. The voodoo machine pulsed its artificial rhythm through his chest and around his blood, helping bind him to the earth whilst further fuelling his dark desires and terrible urges.
Drums of Death’s music is borne out of these urges. Passion for the synthetic pulse of grime and techno mixed with the rhythms and primal lusts of low-down, swamp rock ‘n roll. Add to this an electronic live show that solicits a hot mix of these influences and a desire to bring something wild to dark clubs and you have the ultimate rave-inflicting artist. It’s a testament to a youth spent in metal bands whilst growing up in a small Scottish town with subsequent discoveries of techno at raves in Glasgow and bass culture from his time in London.
The voice is just as an integral part to the Drums of Death experience than the profound bass pressure. Throwing out rhymes and lyrics with equal gusto, these twisted, FX-drenched flows and cut-up, destroyed yells trawl for influence from abstract sources, drawing upon strange imagery and bending reason and melody to breaking point.
Drums of Death “Steps into the ring” 12″ EP Greco-Roman (2008)
Drums of Death: dodfucksupanescorttune: 12″ Picture Disc Civil Music (2008)
Got Your Thing EP: Drums of Death: Greco Roman (Due July 2009) including remixes from Jesse Rose, Hot Chip, Starkey and more!!
Forthcoming Album on Greco Roman 2009
Roots Manuva: Drums of Death Remixes: Bastard Boots(2007)
We are IE (Drums of Death remix): Lennie De Ice (Distinctive 2008)
Council Estate Remixes: Tricky: Domino (2008)
This Sweet Love: James Yuill: Moshi Moshi (2008)
Peaches mixtape: Peaches vs Drums of Death: XLPROMO (2008)
Drop The Lime: Hear Me Trouble and Bass (2008)
Kotchy: She Made it Easy (Civil)(2008)
Pharcyde: Drop Delicious Vinyl remixes (2009)
Offshore: Beef Strong Enough Stuff Records (2009)
Franz Ferdinand: Look what she came for: Domino Records (2009)