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London-based quartet Evans the Death filter their pop sensibilities through an art-damaged post-punk lens. Comprised of singer/keyboardist Katherine Whitaker, guitarist/singer Dan Moss, guitarist Olly Moss, bassist Lan McCardle (preceded by Matt Gill), and drummer Rob Mitson, the band formed in London, naming itself after the undertaker in Dylan Thomas' radio drama/stage play Under Milk Wood. Evans the Death made their recorded debut in May 2011 with the Threads 7" for Fortuna Pop, showcasing Whitaker's commanding vocals and the band's driving swagger, which earned them airtime on BBC radio as well as Xposure Big One status on the XFM radio network. Sophomore single Telling Lies arrived March 2012 on Slumberland. The band's self-titled debut LP, recorded the previous summer with Rory Atwell (Veronica Falls, Male Bonding, the Vaccines), was released on Slumberland in May 2012.
Evans The Death are an indie rock band formed in London in 2011. The band consists of Katherine Whitaker (vocals & keyboard), Dan Moss (guitar), Olly Moss (bass) and James Burkitt (drums).
Their debut self-titled full-length album was released on April 2, 2012 via Fortuna Pop! and was produced by ex-Test Icicles guitarist Rory Atwell. The album was preceded by two singles, double A-Side "I'm So Unclean/Threads", on Fortuna Pop! on 6 September 2011 and "Telling Lies" on 27 February 2012. The album received good critical acclaim with Rolling Stone commenting "Raw emotion blends with slashing,whirling guitars to inject paralysis with weird power" and Q Magazine praising the way in which the band "Manage to make humdrum everyday existence sound quite magical.". Artrocker premiered a stream of the album a week prior to release. Throughout 2012, the band toured with bands including The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, The Wave Pictures, Let's Wrestle, and Trailer Trash Tracys, prompting Clash Magazine to hail them as "one of the most exciting prospects on the [live] circuit".
The band's name references the undertaker in Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood. The band's late 2012 single also features 'Crying Song' with a cameo appearance from comedian Stewart Lee sobbing uncontrollably for ninety seconds.
Evans The Death are currently preparing their sophomore album for a 2013 release.