New Assassins

New Assassins

MIK PERRY – Vocals & Guitar RIK PAYNE – Lead Guitar NOAH HARMON – Bass Guitar. DAN MCDONNELL – Drums.

The New Assassins are an American sounding rock band from Staines ( they like to call themselves ‘the elder statesmen’ of Staines- but they don’t seem to look as old as Ming Cambell to me!) and they play everything from experimental, punk, new wave to raw blues, rock to indie. I saw them play at The Hob, Staines last month.

Some of their material seems a bit experimental and improvised- yet tight enough not to stray into ‘jazz odyssey’ territory. If you take a pinch of PiL (Public Image Ltd) and then add a spoonful of psychedelia a lá The Verve with a dollop of post-punk juice like Joy Division and you get close to the sound of the New Assassins.

In fact, the band look awfully similar to The Verve in appearance but seem less inclined to shoegaze and more inclined towards a more raucous and, to my mind, enjoyable rocky style more like The Black Crowes.

You can download NA tracks from their indiestore site at:

http://indiestore.com/thenewassassins

Keep visiting AdPontes-Staines the Staines Arts Magazine for news of upcoming shows by The New Assassins

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From Rich…

The New Assassins are the best band to come out of Staines in years! They’re doing a gig at The Compasses in Egham in March 09, Can’t wait!

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Thanks Rich!

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13 thoughts on “New Assassins”

  1. Hi all ive seen the NEW ASSASSINS too and there a great staines band , well worth checking out.Ive seen the on myspace too.
    love lisa

  2. I saw The New Assassins at The Ash Tree in Ashford last week and thought they were brilliant! They did two sets and mostly their own material. The covers were spot on too! Great night and was made even better by the Bass Player falling ontop of the amps right at the end of the evening! Rock ‘n Roll! 🙂

  3. Probably the finest band I’ve seen in a long time! Very rock and roll indeed. I shall be looking out for future performances from these gents.

  4. The New Assassins are the best band to come out of Staines in years! They’re doing a gig at The Compasses in Egham in March 09, Can’t wait!

  5. These guys will blow you away! I wish they would do a telly competition, they’d win without a doubt. I saw them play at The Compasses in Egham last week and I think they rock! xx

  6. Anyone know if they’re still playing? I saw them years ago and am surprised they don’t get more radio play. Tom Lodge regularly plays one of their tunes on Radio Caroline.

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