Van Dammes

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Van Dammes are a Finnish four-piece garage punk band from Helsinki, originally formed in Brussels in 2013.

Already their first recording, The VD EP, was noted in various music blogs in 2014.[1] It was also the New Music Show's record of the week on Radio Helsinki.[2] As their fast and concise style became more known, the second EP, Better Than Sex, gained attention of the two major Finnish music magazines Rumba and Soundi in 2015.[3][4] The EP was recorded in a same place where Ramones performed in the 1970s.[5] It includes tributes to a Yugoslav flight attendant Vesna Vulović and a man called Frank Tower who supposedly survived the sinking of three ocean liners.[6][7] Van Dammes have also released a tribute song to a Japanese ski jumper legend Noriaki Kasai.[8] In 2017, with their third EP, Vild Days, Van Dammes dug deep into the oldest roots of punk.[9]

Van Dammes have actively toured Europe, and are currently recording for Germanys Rockstar Records.[10]


Extended plays[edit]

  • The VD EP (2014)
  • Better Than Sex (2015)
  • Vild Days (2017)
  • Risky Business (2019)


  • Vesna (Flash in the Night) (2015)
  • Thunderbirds Are Go (2016)


  • The Best of (2017)

Music videos[edit]

  • Daniel (2014)
  • (Let's) Go (2014)
  • Olé, Olé, Olé (2014)
  • Lisbon, I Promise You (2014)
  • Mr Noriaki Kasai (2014)
  • Vesna (Flash in the Night) (2015)
  • Frank Tower (2016)
  • Thunderbirds Are Go (2016)
  • Punk Rock Drummer (2017)
  • Every Fourth Year (2017)
  • Risky Business (2019)


  1. ^ "Album review: Van Dammes – The VD EP". Scene Point Blank. Retrieved 2017-07-19.
  2. ^ "Radio Helsinki". Retrieved 2017-07-21.
  3. ^ "Kiitoradalla 1/15: Esittelyssä mainiot yhtyeet At the Hollow, XES, Samat nimet, Van Dammes ja Lasten hautausmaa -". (in Finnish). Retrieved 2017-07-19.
  4. ^ ""Alan haluaa mennä veljiensä kanssa yökerhoon katsomaan Cliff Richardia" – Perjantaibiisinä ja Ensinäytössä Van Dammes: Thunderbirds Are Go -". (in Finnish). Retrieved 2017-07-19.
  5. ^ "Van Dammes: Flash In The Night — by Nicolette Mallow | Rank and Revue". Retrieved 2017-07-19.
  6. ^ "Finnish band releases Vesna Vulović single". EX-YU Aviation News. Retrieved 2017-07-19.
  7. ^ "Van Dammes – Better Than Sex – EP out now! | VILD Music". Retrieved 2017-07-19.
  8. ^ "Mitä yhteistä on Noriaki Kasailla ja suomalaisella punk-bändillä? – IS kokosi 42 faktaa kokeneen mäkimiehen elämästä". Ilta-Sanomat (in Finnish). 2015-02-21. Retrieved 2017-07-19.
  9. ^ "Tune Up: Van Dammes Raise Hell In Helsinki// Music // BTRread". Retrieved 2017-07-19.
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