Damn Craters Damn Craters Review





Simon Smith (vocals),
Jay Cowley (guitar, backing vocals),
Jonathan South (guitar, backing vocals),
Gavin Treliving (bass, backing vocals) and
Kez Whelan (drums) are
Damn Craters a raw and ready stoner/hard rock (although they prefer to call it “Gravity Rock”) band from the home of
Robin Hood and
Raleigh Bikes,
Nottingham.

The band, whose influences range from
Pink Floyd to
Soundgarden, have just released their first self-titled three song EP ”
Damn Craters“.


Bin Money” bursts intro-less from the speakers, like an alien erupting from
John Hurt’s chest, on a wave of grizzled impassioned vocals and fuzz soaked riff’n’rhythm, pinning the listener to the floor with the ferocity of its attack.
Smith spits out lyrics telling of being ”
nurtured in the womb of a gitane” (gypsy woman) over a backdrop of heavy stoner groove, his snarling anger laced voice the perfect match for the gnarly distorted riffage all around it.


Monomyth” is next and sees
Damn Craters mixing into their gritty stoner grooves shades of dank doom colouring and textured psych that sees
Smith slightly tailoring his vocals to compliment the darkness while
Cowley and
South lay down a dense variety of crunching riffage and swirling guitar solo’s superbly backed by
Treliving‘s throbbing bass and
Whelan’s pulverising drums.


Fighting In The Caves of Drach” takes both the doom and psych aspects of the previous track and expands on them, weaving them in and around the songs intoxicating groove, the music’s dynamics constantly shifting through the gears with
Cowley and
South swooping off into the stratosphere on glorious tangents of six string majesty that are only anchored to the ground by
Treliving’s delicious bass lines and
Whelan‘s mix of intricate and pounding percussion.
Smith‘s voice meanwhile moving from a hushed whisper to a raging torrent in a heartbeat living inside the lyrics, feeling them, breathing them, when he sings the lines ”
the universe created these molecules, now you think you own this earth, well I can tell you, you fucking don’t” you know he means it!


Damn Craters” is a superb EP that uses that old showbiz adage of ”
always leave ’em wanting more” to great effect…because you will!

Check it out……






Simon Smith (vocals),
Jay Cowley (guitar, backing vocals),
Jonathan South (guitar, backing vocals),
Gavin Treliving (bass, backing vocals) and
Kez Whelan (drums) are
Damn Craters a raw and ready stoner/hard rock (although they prefer to call it “Gravity Rock”) band from the home of
Robin Hood and
Raleigh Bikes,
Nottingham.

The band, whose influences range from
Pink Floyd to
Soundgarden, have just released their first self-titled three song EP ”
Damn Craters“.


Bin Money” bursts intro-less from the speakers, like an alien erupting from
John Hurt’s chest, on a wave of grizzled impassioned vocals and fuzz soaked riff’n’rhythm, pinning the listener to the floor with the ferocity of its attack.
Smith spits out lyrics telling of being ”
nurtured in the womb of a gitane” (gypsy woman) over a backdrop of heavy stoner groove, his snarling anger laced voice the perfect match for the gnarly distorted riffage all around it.


Monomyth” is next and sees
Damn Craters mixing into their gritty stoner grooves shades of dank doom colouring and textured psych that sees
Smith slightly tailoring his vocals to compliment the darkness while
Cowley and
South lay down a dense variety of crunching riffage and swirling guitar solo’s superbly backed by
Treliving‘s throbbing bass and
Whelan’s pulverising drums.


Fighting In The Caves of Drach” takes both the doom and psych aspects of the previous track and expands on them, weaving them in and around the songs intoxicating groove, the music’s dynamics constantly shifting through the gears with
Cowley and
South swooping off into the stratosphere on glorious tangents of six string majesty that are only anchored to the ground by
Treliving’s delicious bass lines and
Whelan‘s mix of intricate and pounding percussion.
Smith‘s voice meanwhile moving from a hushed whisper to a raging torrent in a heartbeat living inside the lyrics, feeling them, breathing them, when he sings the lines ”
the universe created these molecules, now you think you own this earth, well I can tell you, you fucking don’t” you know he means it!


Damn Craters” is a superb EP that uses that old showbiz adage of ”
always leave ’em wanting more” to great effect…because you will!

Check it out……




Simon Smith (vocals),
Jay Cowley (guitar, backing vocals),
Jonathan South (guitar, backing vocals),
Gavin Treliving (bass, backing vocals) and
Kez Whelan (drums) are
Damn Craters a raw and ready stoner/hard rock (although they prefer to call it “Gravity Rock”) band from the home of
Robin Hood and
Raleigh Bikes,
Nottingham.

The band, whose influences range from
Pink Floyd to
Soundgarden, have just released their first self-titled three song EP ”
Damn Craters“.


Bin Money” bursts intro-less from the speakers, like an alien erupting from
John Hurt’s chest, on a wave of grizzled impassioned vocals and fuzz soaked riff’n’rhythm, pinning the listener to the floor with the ferocity of its attack.
Smith spits out lyrics telling of being ”
nurtured in the womb of a gitane” (gypsy woman) over a backdrop of heavy stoner groove, his snarling anger laced voice the perfect match for the gnarly distorted riffage all around it.


Monomyth” is next and sees
Damn Craters mixing into their gritty stoner grooves shades of dank doom colouring and textured psych that sees
Smith slightly tailoring his vocals to compliment the darkness while
Cowley and
South lay down a dense variety of crunching riffage and swirling guitar solo’s superbly backed by
Treliving‘s throbbing bass and
Whelan’s pulverising drums.


Fighting In The Caves of Drach” takes both the doom and psych aspects of the previous track and expands on them, weaving them in and around the songs intoxicating groove, the music’s dynamics constantly shifting through the gears with
Cowley and
South swooping off into the stratosphere on glorious tangents of six string majesty that are only anchored to the ground by
Treliving’s delicious bass lines and
Whelan‘s mix of intricate and pounding percussion.
Smith‘s voice meanwhile moving from a hushed whisper to a raging torrent in a heartbeat living inside the lyrics, feeling them, breathing them, when he sings the lines ”
the universe created these molecules, now you think you own this earth, well I can tell you, you fucking don’t” you know he means it!


Damn Craters” is a superb EP that uses that old showbiz adage of ”
always leave ’em wanting more” to great effect…because you will!

Check it out……



Simon Smith (vocals),
Jay Cowley (guitar, backing vocals),
Jonathan South (guitar, backing vocals),
Gavin Treliving (bass, backing vocals) and
Kez Whelan (drums) are
Damn Craters a raw and ready stoner/hard rock (although they prefer to call it “Gravity Rock”) band from the home of
Robin Hood and
Raleigh Bikes,
Nottingham.

The band, whose influences range from
Pink Floyd to
Soundgarden, have just released their first self-titled three song EP ”
Damn Craters“.


Bin Money” bursts intro-less from the speakers, like an alien erupting from
John Hurt’s chest, on a wave of grizzled impassioned vocals and fuzz soaked riff’n’rhythm, pinning the listener to the floor with the ferocity of its attack.
Smith spits out lyrics telling of being ”
nurtured in the womb of a gitane” (gypsy woman) over a backdrop of heavy stoner groove, his snarling anger laced voice the perfect match for the gnarly distorted riffage all around it.


Monomyth” is next and sees
Damn Craters mixing into their gritty stoner grooves shades of dank doom colouring and textured psych that sees
Smith slightly tailoring his vocals to compliment the darkness while
Cowley and
South lay down a dense variety of crunching riffage and swirling guitar solo’s superbly backed by
Treliving‘s throbbing bass and
Whelan’s pulverising drums.


Fighting In The Caves of Drach” takes both the doom and psych aspects of the previous track and expands on them, weaving them in and around the songs intoxicating groove, the music’s dynamics constantly shifting through the gears with
Cowley and
South swooping off into the stratosphere on glorious tangents of six string majesty that are only anchored to the ground by
Treliving’s delicious bass lines and
Whelan‘s mix of intricate and pounding percussion.
Smith‘s voice meanwhile moving from a hushed whisper to a raging torrent in a heartbeat living inside the lyrics, feeling them, breathing them, when he sings the lines ”
the universe created these molecules, now you think you own this earth, well I can tell you, you fucking don’t” you know he means it!


Damn Craters” is a superb EP that uses that old showbiz adage of ”
always leave ’em wanting more” to great effect…because you will!

Check it out……



Simon SmithJay CowleyJonathan South Gavin TrelivingKez WhelanDamn CratersRobin HoodRaleigh BikesNottingham
Pink FloydSoundgardenDamn Craters


Bin MoneyJohn Hurt’s Smithnurtured in the womb of a gitane
MonomythDamn CratersSmithCowleySouthTrelivingWhelan’
Fighting In The Caves of Drach CowleySouthTreliving’WhelanSmiththe universe created these molecules, now you think you own this earth, well I can tell you, you fucking don’t


Damn Cratersalways leave ’em wanting more

Source: Desert Psychlist