Douglas McCarthy

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Douglas John McCarthy
Born (1966-09-01) 1 September 1966 (age 48)
Barking, East London, England, United Kingdom
Instruments Voice
Associated acts Nitzer Ebb

Douglas John McCarthy (born 1 September 1966) is the vocalist of the Chelmsford, Essex-based EBM band Nitzer Ebb.

McCarthy writes and performs with the band. He has appeared on multiple recordings by Recoil and has released material in collaboration with DJ Terence Fixmer as Fixmer/McCarthy.[1][2] He contributed vocals to tracks by Die Krupps, Motor, KLOQ (band) and Client.

After Nitzer Ebb originally split, McCarthy left the music business — save for his work with Recoil — and focused on film studies and design in Cambridge. He moved to London in 2000 to work in the advertising field.[3]

Solo works[edit]

McCarthy's first solo album was originally titled Life Is Sucking The Life Out Of Me. The album was written, recorded, and mixed at Easier with songwriter/musician/producer Stephen Papke and British House DJ/producer Mark "Blakkat" Bell. All songs were co-written by McCarthy, Papke and Bell.

Currently performing as Douglas J. McCarthy, his first solo album, Kill Your Friends, was released in November 2012 on Los Angeles-based label Pylon Records.[4] McCarthy collaborated with Headman and producer Scott Fraser on the Noise EP, and with Cyrus Rex on the DJMREX EP.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Adair, Mike (September 2004). "Fixmer/McCarthy - 'Between the Devil…'". Exclaim!. Retrieved February 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ Theakston, Rob. "'Between the Devil' - Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved February 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ Fixmer/McCarthy official biography
  4. ^ Turner, Luke (July 2, 2013). "Reviews: Douglas J. McCarthy - 'Kill Your Friends'". The Quietus. Retrieved February 1, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Listen: Headman VS Douglas J McCarthy". The Quietus. July 2, 2013. Retrieved February 1, 2014. 

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