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When legendary punk band Conflict went on hiatus in late 2009 drummer Spike T Smith wanted a vehicle for new songs he had been writing so decided to call on the talents of guitarist Gav King who was also looking for an outlet for his energetic riffs and ideas that had been fermenting for some time. Old friend & bass player extrodinaire, Si ‘The Resinator’ Turner, was the missing crucial component to take on the jamming/song writing mission where a unique fusion of ‘Progressive Punk’ and ‘Roots and Dub’ was being created.
Recording, writing and jam sessions took place between busy touring schedules: Spike toured the world drumming for Steve Ignorant’s Last Supper shows as well as festival appearances with Killing Joke and the New York Dolls; Gav with Fields of the Nephilim and both more recently with the return of Conflict; All 3 members were also the backing band for HewhocannotBeNamed (The Dwarves) for his solo UK dates.
Additional musician friends were invited to some of the recording sessions (trumpet, sax, vocals, spoken word, piano and acoustic guitar) to add extra dimensions helping to make Destroy D.C. one of the most forward thinking and exciting bands on the current punk circuit.
On 21st December 2012, the day alleged to be the end of the world, Destroy D.C. were officially unleashed ready to release a procession of EP’s through DIY label Revenance in 2013. The first, 'The Pride of the ASBO Generation', will be released shortly!
The music has been predominantly recorded and mixed by James Pepper with Spike on production duties. The tracks have been mastered by Killing Joke’s Reza Udhin at his Cryonica Mastering Studio with special original dark artwork by Gav Lee.