With support from Death and the Maiden & Zane 2000
Drab Majesty is the solo project of Deb DeMure, the androgynous alter-ego of Andrew Clinco from Los Angeles, California, United States. With its combination of reverb-drenched guitars, synth bass lines, commanding vocals, and rhythmic drum machine beats, this project is a stark departure from Clinco’s previous stints as drummer in Marriages and Black Mare. Dubbed “tragic wave” and “mid-fi” by DeMure, Drab Majesty eloquently blends classic 80s new wave and hints of early 4AD with a futuristic originality.
Wielding a left-handed guitar, Deb employs a unique style of arpeggiated finger picking, producing vast and organic musical textures reminiscent of Vinny Reilly (Durutti Column) with the anthemic power of Sisters of Mercy and Cocteau Twins. In the last few years Deb has been invited to support bands such as Cold Cave, Psychic TV, Clan of Xymox, The Frozen Autumn, Prayers, and label mates Youth Code and King Dude.
With all four shows of their Australian tour with The Black Queen all now sold out, the band has announced a run of four New Zealand headline shows to immediately follow.