The band was formed in the Summer of 2007 and features current and former members of, The Angelic Upstarts, Red London, Red Alert, Leatherface and The Pits. With a healthy mixture of Punk, Rock and New Wave, the sound of The Dipsomaniacs can be described as a cross between a riot and a robbery!
The band go into Polestar Studios and record a three track demo titled 'Opening Time EP'
The demo tracklisting is as follows
- Generation Drop
- Mercenary Mile
Whilst on tour in Germany with The Angelic Upstarts, the band begin to gain label interest on the strength of the 'Opening Time E.P'.
Mike from Mad Butcher Records, arrives in the UK to discuss an offer for the band. Initial discussions relate to a four track EP. However, after further discussion, it is decided that an album is to be recorded.
January - April 2008
The band concentrate on writing and rehearsing material for the album and also a live set. April also sees The Dipsomaniacs perform to a packed out venue for their debut gig. Unfortunately, a bit of crowd trouble ends up with the band being barred from the venue through no fault of their own. At the end of April the band go into Trinity Heights Studio to begin recording the first 5 songs of the album. Former 'Penetration' guitarist Fred Purser is the man behind the desk.
The Dipsomaniacs perform at the annual 'Nice 'n' Sleazy Festival in Morecambe. An altercation between a band member and one other gets blown out of proportion and sees The Dipsomaniacs banned from a second venue. Two out of two!!! The band just can't believe their bad luck.
The band enter Trinity Heights Studio for the second time, to complete the recording of a further six tracks. Eleven tracks in total have been recorded and this concludes the recording phase of the album.
The band play the first of two warm up gigs in preparation for Rebellion Festival. Thankfully both gigs go off without a hitch or any hint of trouble. The boys manage to avoid a hatrick of banning orders! The following weekend sees the band perform at The Winter Gardens, Blackpool. Their set is received enthusiastically by a large and appreciative audience. Late August and the band go back to Trinity Heights Studio for the mixing of the album. Fred Purser does a sterling job and everybody goes away very happy with the end product. The Dipsomaniacs finish off the month by supporting 'The Gonads'. Again the boys go down a storm in front of a raucous audience.
It's all go as the artwork for the new album has to be designed, finalised and handed off to the pressing plant. The official website (this one) is also built and on top of that new songs have been written and demo'd. The band still find time, however, to fit in a gig as support to 999. Currently, plans are being made for an album launch and a UK/European tour. More details as they come in.
The new album 'Gambrinus' has arrived. 11 tracks of total Dipso power!. For details of how to get it go to the Releases section of this website, which also contains a review of the album by Streetvoice uk.