Ipswich’s self-professed prophet of prose, alt-electro-rock artist DAMIEN powerfully pushes against mainstream conventions with poignant, post-punk political commentaries and calls for social activism.
Originally born in Sydney, NSW, DAMIEN has at one stage or another called Armidale, Bundaberg, Redlands, Brisbane, Toowoomba and the Sunshine Coast, 'home'. He now resides in the city of Ipswich, 45mins west of Brisbane.
Emerging in early 2020, DAMIEN's music blends electro rock with elements of both pop and industrial, and pairs this with lyrical content that has solidified him as an artist hell bent on causing a ruckus that disrupts the conventions of current day consumerism.
In 2021 DAMIEN released a full length album, 'Girl', which saw was praised for reshaping alternative electronica by Happy Mag.
DAMIEN has performed to sell-out crowds, and in May 2021 launched his album in front of a near capacity crowd at the iconic Lefty's Music Hall in Brisbane, earning critical acclaim for his energy and crowd engagement during his performance.
DAMIEN has received national airplay and has featured in local, national and international publications. His 'Your Woman' music video has been heavily cheered for its support of transgender people and awareness of issues faced by the transgender community.
“DAMIEN Transcends Expectations On New Album 'Girl'” - Scenestr
“DAMIEN is a musically diverse and unique artist, delivering a silver platter of alternative electronics” - Happy Mag
“DAMIEN...invokes both the participation and acknowledgement of the crowd. You can't fault his enthusiasm.” - Scenestr
“DAMIEN captures the emotions of these dire times. With melodic hooks that draw you in and a beat that resonates throughout” - Music Is My Muse
“Depeche Mode got really drunk at a dance party and hooked up with Regurgitator and Nine Inch Nails.” - Scenestr
“ Crowd In My Hand is a powerful track, featuring a strong and distinctly memorable vocal performance from DAMIEN. With polished and slick production and a chorus ready made for crowd participation, “Crowd In My Hand” is all set to be a fan favourite.” - AU Review
“DAMIEN is actively...shifting broader community attitudes so everyone can experience love, acceptance and connection” - Scenestr
“DAMIEN is creating an industrial/electro ruckus out of Ipswich” - Australian Musician