NY sell outs

Flying Nun band Dimmer, fronted by former Straitjacket Fits frontman Shayne Carter, recently played to sold-out shows in New York. “While still including the indie guitar heroics of Straitjacket Fits, Dimmer are a groovier affair. At times almost funky. After one album on Sony and two back on Flying Nun, Dimmer’s guitar-heavy fourth album, Degrees of Existence, was self-released last year,” writes Bill Pearis for US music blog site Brooklyn Vegan. Dimmer played with “indie rock icons” The Clean at Le Poisson Rougue “as part of the enormous Chris Knox benefit”, and at New York’s Bell House. Dimmer are vocalist Shayne Carter, guitarist James Duncan, drummer Gary Sullivan and bassist Vaughn Williams. The band formed in 1994.


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Beats 1 DJ Zane Lowe in the Interview Hot Seat

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