Damenek's Guy Manning: "The clock is ticking, humans are wiping themselves out"
After debuting at last year’s Summer’s End festival to great success, Damenek have now released their debut album On Track. We speak to frontman Guy Manning to find out more
As a past member of Parallel Or 90 Degrees and The Tangent among others, and also leader of his own group Manning, singer/multi-instrumentalist Guy Manning sought something different with his new band Damanek, blending references to his co-conspirators – the letters ‘DA’ representing Maschine bassist Dan Mash, ‘MA’ signifying Manning and ‘EK’ for saxophonist Marek Arnold – into their name. It was afterwards that Sean Timms, keyboardist of Southern Empire and Unitopia, joined the project and that Guy learned Damanek is a real place in Kosovo. Regardless, he kept it.
On Track is a thought-provoking set that features a phalanx of guest players, including Maschine’s Luke Machin, Southern Empire’s Brody Thomas Green and Soul Secret’s Antonio Vittozzi.