After suffering problems in the early stages of their career with finding a suitable vocalist, Derbyshire’s Doomsday Outlaw found Phil Poole and plucked him from obscurity before releasing their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Suffer More’ in 2016. This proved the catalyst to an international record deal with Frontiers Music and has flowed into their sensational hard rock follow up, ‘Hard Times’, which is out now.
“We found Phil on the internet,” laughed Indy Chanda, Doomsday Outlaw’s bass player. “We’d settled down… I’ve been in bands before where we were looking for singers and there was one band where we didn’t have a singer and we just went through audition after audition and it’s a really hard thing to pull off. I wouldn’t want to be a singer because apart from the actual technical difficulty of pulling it off being a frontman and having that combination of confidence and getting people in without it being off is so hard. I’ve seen a lot of bands go through that process over the years but with this one, we were kind of lucky. I said to the lads that this could be something that takes ages so we put an advert up and we had three layers of interest. One was the singer that we’d kicked out (laughs) – because we did it all anonymously – another was the singer in Steve and John’s old band that they’d had to kick out for various reasons, and the third one was this guy that we’d never heard of who lived down the road so we got him in and that’s where it all clicked into place and stepped up a gear.”
In the full interview, Indy discusses breaking into the international market, goes into greater detail about ‘Hard Times’ and the material on it, gives a history of the band and the struggles of making it in a country the size of England and also outlines how to find diversity and originality within your chosen genre.
GRAHAM BONNET BAND w/ DOOMSDAY OUTLAW
14.08.18 MANCHESTER Rebellion
15.08.18 HULL O’Rileys
16.08.18 STOKE Eleven
19.08.18 PONTYPRIDD Muni Arts Centre
21.08.18 BILSTON Robin 2
22.08.18 LONDON Camden Underworld
23.08.18 BLACKPOOL Waterloo
24.08.18 BUCKLEY Tivoli