Thee Dagger Debs are…
Paula (On Hols)
Our tub-thumper is none other than Way Out Radio host Paula! She started playing drums when she was a mere 8 years old, and having been pounding the skins in several punk bands from the age of 13, our Paula remains busy as ever writing for music magazines and spinning records across the world. Rum ‘n’ coke (and some weird blue energy drink that she discovered while in Spain).
Our Letty treats her thumpin’ bassline like she does her marathons- relentless pace and a lot of sweat. You may recognise her from all manner of musical exploits within the Hastings area as well as her DJing pseudonym Mz Siren. She currently organises events as part of Sheilas Take a bow. The mushy pea enthusiast couldn’t ‘alf murder a pint of Guinness.
Having been in all manner of musical outfits from the age of 14, our screamin’, Epiphone SG-slingin’ frontwoman is happiest either on stage or propping up the bar. Also a DJ, she regularly spins her rekkids both in London and the rest of Europe. Lager top.
You may have spotted our Deputy Dagger Debs Tub-Thumper whilst Paula is off on her travels; the wonderful Delia! Part of the country’s underground garage scene for a couple of decades, our Delia’s multi-instrumentalist skills are serving her well with us, as well as with all-girl Monks tribute band Ye Nuns. Red Wine and coca-cola does the trick.
The story of Thee Dagger Debs starts in 2011. Back then, Laura and Letty played together in an all-girl Beat/Garage band called The Neasden Bees. Time marched onwards and in 2014 Thee Jezebels were born. Following a tour of Spain and gigs across the U.K. they built up a fan base and released their debut single Black Book/Cried Over You followed by a four-track E.P. Mover and a Groover on State Records.
After a final line-up alteration Thee Dagger Debs formed, and were promptly snapped up by Damaged Goods Records. The band’s mutual love of all things pub-rock, glam, proto-punk and rhythm ’n’ blues unifies their sound. With lyrics discussing misogyny, unrequited love, liars and cheats, along with the storming all-nighter tune Eight while Ten, their live shows entertain from start to finish.
The girls have shared the stage with bands such as Johnny Moped, The Masonics, The Wildebeests, Graham Day and the Forefathers, Giuda and their beloved Los Chicos, and have built up a following both in the UK and across Europe, renowned for their sweaty, high-energy rock ‘n’ roll gigs, followed by happily propping up the bar and dancing ‘til dawn.
Thee Dagger Debs are preparing for a Northern U.K. tour in May and finalising details for a Spanish Tour in October. They promise to save you from the dull times, and will be coming to a town near you!