The Bridport Dagger

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The Bridport Dagger
The Bridport Dagger, left to right: Arran Goodchild, Jason Idnani-Powdrill, Lawrence Rice
photo by Nickie Divine
Background information
OriginLondon, England
Years active1888 - present
MembersJason Idnani-Powdrill
Arran Goodchild
Lawrence Rice
Chaz Foster

The Bridport Dagger are a four-piece band. The band's line-up consists of Jason Idnani-Powdrill (lead vocals, guitar), Lawrence Rice (guitar, vocals) and Arran Goodchild (drums, vocals), Chaz Foster (Bass).

Taking their name from an old gallows term, the band's sound has been described as "short, echo-y blasts of noise. Twangy riffs cutting through dense webs of reverb. 1950's rock & roll as re-imagined by David Lynch."

The Bridport Dagger have previously released a soundtrack album, toured Europe and have recently performed under the Thames for a play with the Crooked Tree Theatre at the Brunel Museum.[1]


"Ausflug Nach Neu-Friedenwald - Soundtrack"[edit]

In 2015 the band composed a soundtrack for an eight-day immersive theatre project in Berlin based on Twin Peaks. The production was put on by former MEAT, Punchdrunk and Secret Cinema collaborators "The Shells".[2] Beginning with a funeral in the main square on day one, "tourists" visiting the town were able to follow its residents as they fell into denial, confusion and madness, eventually (and literally) tearing down the fabric of the town around them. The soundscapes have now been condensed into this original eight-song album, containing two tracks with vocals and six instrumentals featuring George Cleghorn on sax and Matt Chilton on keyboards. The album is due to be released on 5 October 2015 and was recorded by Nick Howiantz at Brixton Hill Studios.

"Knife Through Water - EP"[edit]

In 2016 the band released the Knife Through Water EP with the Harry Dean Stanton single video directed by Kirsten Brandt and the Butcher of Rome video being directed by Chris Nichols.

"Wolves and Trembling Sky - Single"[edit]

In late 2017 the band released Wolves as a single with Trembling Sky as a B-Side. It was played on the Gideon Coe Show on BBC 6 Music [3] and received positive reviews.

Influences and sound[edit]

The Bridport Dagger have drawn comparisons from artists such as Roy Orbison, Nick Cave, and Elvis Presley.[4] While others have felt the band conjure images of film noir and Edgar Allan Poe. The band are often use a Wire like approach to song structure and combine elements of Flamenco and Fado to a punk ethos.



Year Title
2015 "Ausflug nach Neu-Friedenwald - Original Soundtrack"
2016 "Knife Through Water" EP
2017 "Wolves" Single


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