Catch Bristol-based band Damefrisør at The Exchange this weekend

Catch Bristol-based band Damefrisør at The Exchange this weekend

Posted on: 13 Oct 2021

The five-piece, fresh from the release of their new single, ‘Do You Think I’m Special?’, are playing the Bristol venue on Saturday 16 October.


Bristol Post-Punk band, Damefrisør, will be at The Exchange on Saturday to celebrate the release of their latest single.


Having formed in 2018, the outfit have gone from strength to strength over the last couple of years, becoming a mainstay of Bristol’s vibrant leftfield circuit.


The band is made up of Kazhi Jahfar (vocals), Nyle Dowd (drums and percussion), Jamie Brown (guitar), Garin Curtis (guitar) and Sam Nobbs (keyboard and synth).


Forging a sound that is at once unsettling and urgent, the five-piece have drawn comparisons to prestigious bands such as Suicide, Slowdive and Joy Division and its clear to see the seeds of both Shoegaze and Post Punk within their material.


However, Damefrisør have harnessed these influences and - in their most recent single - created their own, radical sound that possesses uncanny, distorted vocals that converse with and intertwine with driving guitar lines. 



‘Do You Think I’m Special?’, is out now on London-based label Permanent Creeps and was recorded by Will Carkeet of Robbie & Mona and Pet Shimmers.


The track perfectly surmises the band’s blend of Jahfar’s eerie vocalisation with urgent and powerful instrumentation, conjuring the image of a troubled mind hurtling towards crisis.  


Their latest show at the Exchange this Saturday sees them headline a lineup stacked full of local talent.


Bingo Fury are yet another exciting member of Bristol’s alternative scene, and with two singles under their belt (‘Big Rain’ and ‘Happy Snake’) the five-piece are a radical, unpredictable outfit that are pricking up ears throughout the UK.


The skillfull collective effortlessly transport their audience from seedy lounge jazz reminiscent of a Broadway ballad to disjointed avant-garde crescendo with frontman Jack Ogborne’s Waits-esque baritone vocals complimenting the music perfectly.


Opening this impressive roster is, Manchester-born, singer and poet Sophia Harari whose lyricism discusses and confronts issues surrounding identity and self-expression. With a distinctly 90s sound, Harari completes this eclectic lineup wonderfully.


With three exciting artists that are striving to make progressive, forward-thinking music making up the event lineup, this looks like a night that should not be missed - particularly when tickets are only £5!


Tickets for the event at The Exchange on Saturday 16 October and can be purchased from the venue’s website.


To find out more about Damefrisør, head to their Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages.

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Stanley Gray

Stan is a born and bred Bristolian, recently graduated from studying English Literature in Sheffield. His passions are music and literature and spends the majority of his time in venues all over the city immersing himself in Bristol’s alternative music scene. A lifelong Bristol City fan, Stan’s Saturday’s are spent watching his team both home and away.