VIDEO OF THE DAY – ‘SUMMER OF THE SHARK’ By 2022 Sensation DITZ

28 September 2022

Band: DITZ
Who: Post-punk gang from Brighton (UK)
that hit the scene back in 2015, fronted
by the charismatic Cal Francis
References: Gilla Band, Shame, Metz, Crows, Lice


(Photo by Turn Up The Volume – Leffingeleure, Belgium, 10 Sept 2022)

Last March they released their first album
THE GREAT REGRESSION
via Alcopop! Records.

Without a shadow of a doubt the best-debut-longplayer of 2022.

Ditz now have a video out for SUMMER OF THE SHARK, one of
the highlights of the album. It’s directed by Pedro Takahashi.

Roll the tape here…

Buy/stream THE GREAT REGRESSION.


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DITZ: Linktree

5 Reasons Why Brighton Misfits DITZ Are Your New Favourite Doomsday Band

12 September 2022

Only last November I discovered Brighton‘s metallic punk misfits DITZ when
they played a bulldozing gig in my hometown of Ghent, Belgium that blew my ears
off. Last March they released their flabbergasting debut LP The Great Regression.

A contender for album of the year on Turn Up The Volume‘s list. And last Saturday at
the indie-fantastic Leffingeleuren Festival in Belgium, the Brits made lots of people
(who never saw/heard them) drop their jaws. Lots of flabbergasted faces, during and
after, with a ‘what the fuck was this punk-blitzkrieg attack all about’ grimace on their faces.

I’ll give you 5 reasons why DITZ should be your favourite
headliner at the final festival of festivals on Doomsday.
(Date TBA)

1. Their live wall-of-trash-and-crash sound breaks every law about decibels-levels. It’s beyond aural belief, but also scary, earth-shattering, and balls-and-brain-breaking, most
of the time. Don’t you love it when you can feel music really physically as if your body gets electrocuted? I do. It makes me feel much livelier than just being alive.

2. The demonic guitar duo of Anton Mocock and Jack Looker produce an amount of kick-ass electricity (not cheap these days) that make roofs/walls of venues tremble. Their non-stop chainsaw riff blasts are VERY FUCKING LOUD.

3. The rhythm section of Sam Evans and Caleb Remnant batters with a bad-ass
HERCULEAN VEHEMENCE. Perfect for an Armageddon battle of bands.

4. They’re big fans of Fugazi, At The Drive-In, Metz, Flipper, Black Flag and
other mean noise machines that I want to see on Doomsday Fest.

5. Last but not least there’s the psychotic vox and venue-filling presence of Cal Francis. He doesn’t really sing, he rants. He doesn’t look, he stares. He despises homophobes, I want to be who I am haters. capitalist criminals, and other related scum. He’s the bugaboo in Kate Moss disguise. He’s the perfect she-devil to front this perfect devilish band at the final festival of all festivals.

I rest my case and I’m ready for the
umpteenth spin of The Great Regression


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Setlist

DITZ: Facebook – Instagram

All pics by Turn Up The Volume

Frenetic Brit Force DITZ Flabbergasts With Baffling Debut Album ‘THE GREAT REGRESSION’

7 March 2022

Band: DITZ
Who: Post-punk gang from Brighton (UK)
that hit the scene back in 2015
References: Gilla Band, Shame, Metz, Crows, Lice

Debut album: THE GREAT REGRESSION
Released: CD/digital on 4 March 2022, vinyl
on 29th July, all via Alcopop! Records
Order facilities: here

“Themes of insecurity and gender pop up a lot over the course of the album, as well as lots of references to the human body breaking and being harmed in unnatural ways, although there’s no one overarching concept, simply because the songs have come together over such a long period of time. The title is not so much a reference to society going backwards, but more the band’s penchant for childish jokes. “Sitting in a van all day can get silly,” laughs Cal (frontman)”.


More info about this special vinyl edition on Dinked

Louder Than War says: “The Great Regression is about as strong as debut records get. Channelling all of its rage, sarcasm and scorn into a taut, well-honed package it’s both a
brutal assault on the senses and a window into the raw talent and unique worldview that makes Ditz one of the most interesting bands on the current UK punk scene.”

Full review here. Score: 8/10.

Turn Up The Volume: After playing opener Clocks to the max, with its Blitzkrieg grinta, it feels like the band and I are already out of breath as you can hear on the post-explosion outro. I felt wrong, as several KO Killers (Ded Würst / The Warden / I Am Kate Moss and the JAWDROPPING missile closer No Thanks, I’m Full) follow and do your head in. Ditz is a mean manic post-punk machine. The first minutes of the slower pieces (Three / Instinct / Teeth) are misleading, halfway they explode like grenades. No rest for the wicked, no rest for Ditz, no rest for your ears.

Keywords: Frenetic forcefulness, blistering British bluster, fuck Brexit fierceness,
exorcistic vocality, 10 KO killers. One of the best 2022 albums (so far)? You betcha!

Joe Talbot (Idles): “DITZ are the best band in Brighton, if not the world”.

Singles/videos: I Am Kate Moss / Ded Würst / the Warden

– I AM KATE MOSS –

“About the separation between your visual and personal identities,
particularly within the context of masculinity and femininity”.

– DED WÜRST –

“A ferocious mix of Gilla Band, Foals and a lyric bemoaning
the moral quandary of minimum-wage employment.”

– THE WARDEN –

“A song all about being too intense, ironically set to an intense
backing somewhere between Deftones and Mogwai.

Stream/buy The Great Regression here…


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DITZ: Facebook


(Ghent, Belgium – 2021 – photo by Turn Up the Volume)

New Albums In 2022 – The Debut By The Best Band In The World According To JOE TALBOT (Idles)

3 February 2022

Band: DITZ
Who: Post-punk gang from Brighton (UK)
that hit the scene back in 2015
References: Irish turbo Gilla Band
and louder than war Canadians Metz

Debut album: THE GREAT REGRESSION
Out: CD/digital on 4 March 2022, vinyl
on 29th July, all via Alcopop! Records
Pre-order facilities: here

Alcopop!Records: “Even though the various lockdowns slowed the band’s
momentum for a while, they turned the situation to their advantage, using
the downtime to fine-tune this incredible debut… Abrasive but accessible,
The Great Regression is set to be one of the most important British guitar
debuts of 2022.”

Joe Talbot (Idles): “DITZ are the best band in Brighton, if not the world”.

Singles (so far shared): Ded Wûrst / The Warden / I Am Kate Moss

– DED WÜRST –
Nasty sledgehammer bulldozing from start to end…


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– THE WARDEN –
Front(wo)man Cal Francis: “It’s about the separation between
your visual and personal identities, particularly within the context
of masculinity and femininity”


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– I AM KATE MOSS –
Newest cut. A vicious snake…


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DITZ: Facebook


(Ghent, Belgium – 2021 – photo by Turn Up the Volume)