Don't Call Me Ishmael




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Don't Call me Ishmael

Purveyors of rambunctious pop and heart-on-the sleeve romanticism.

Dont Call Me Ishmael are a band from Staffordshire who have morphed, over the course of three albums, into purveyors of rambunctious pop and heart-on-the sleeve romanticism.

With a wide-eyed commitment to making their point, intertwined with a fine ear for melody, they tread the line between Frank Turners hard hitting agit-pop and The Decemberists storytelling folk sensibilities.

A six-piece outfit containing two sets of siblings, Dont Call Me Ishmael have an intuitive feel that such familial ties bring. As you would expect with a band that contains five vocalists, they produce razor-sharp harmonies and truth-soaked lyrics straight out of the Loudon Wainwright or Billy Bragg songbook.

Their third album; Saint Ishmael was released in February 2019 digitally, and on coloured vinyl, via Droma Records. Containing the singles; Blood is thicker and Thigh Gap, the album veers between the gently life-affirming ballad Until you cant run anymore and the self-destructive garage rock Schism.

A ten date UK tour ran from February to May 2019, with another to follow in the autumn of the year.

Social Links:

Instagram: @dont_call_me_ishmael
Twitter: @DCMI_band

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