October 10, 2023

Psychedelic Montreal four-piece rock and roll band, The Damn Truth, are pleased to announce their brand-new single “I Just Gotta Let You Know,” released Friday October 20th.  

The single is available to pre-save on all streaming platforms HERE.

The single will also be accompanied with an official music video that will premiere on the day of release. In the meantime, watch the trailer for the official music video on YouTube HERE.  

I Just Gotta Let You Know” dovetails The Damn Truth’s October 2023 UK Headline Concerts, plus shows supporting Glenn Hughes on his Glenn Hughes Performs Classic Deep Purple Live Celebrating The 50th Anniversary of ‘Burn’ UK tour. Tickets for all concerts are available from TheGigcartel.com.

“This is the first song from the sessions for our forthcoming studio album that we are recording with our producer Bob Rock (AerosmithMetallicaMotley Crue) at Bryan Adam’s recording studio ‘The Warehouse‘ in Vancouver,” says TDT’s lead singer Lee-La Baum.

Continues Lee-la, “Working with Bob a second time was even more inspiring than the first. I don’t know exactly what comes over me, but when I’m in the vocal booth singing into Frank Sinatra’s mic, knowing that Bob is in the other room, basically hanging on my every breath, I am able to let go and try all sorts of things that weren’t ever in my mind before. It’s really freaking fun!”

Adds lead guitarist Tom Shemer, “The whole thing started with a riff and I knew immediately that I had something cool here. I showed the riff to Lee-la and she came up with the melody and lyrics for the verses right there on the spot.”

“We had the song banging on high energy from beginning to end, very much in the spirit of The Kinks, and once the train was rolling, there was no stopping it.”

“Once Bob heard the song, he felt that the chorus should be different somehow.
It didn’t take long to iron out the details and bring that chorus to a new level”

“There was a real moment of collective emotion when Lee-la sang the chorus for the first time in the studio. We all felt it, it was magical”

“Bob said ‘forget everything you know about guitar playing and just go for it.’ I only played one take of the solo. He was right!”

In 2021, TDT released the critically acclaimed album “Now or Nowhere.” Produced by Grammy Award-winning Bob Rock, the album is available from www.thedamntruth.com.

Live, they are absolutely compelling, one of the best gigs I’ve been to for ages!” – Velvet Thunder

“The Damn Truth are an out of body experience!” – Planet Mosh

“The band delivered an electrifying set that left the audience buzzing with excitement.”  – 
Rock News

“A smouldering powerhouse of a performance.” – 
Metal Talk

“The only way is up” for this terrific, Canadian, kaleidoscopic, intoxicating four-piece!” 
– Metal Planet Music

“One of the best shows I’ve seen this year and I cannot wait
to see them again in October.”  – 
Music News

No stranger to UK radio, The Damn Truth have had four singles from the “Now Or Nowhere” album playlisted on Planet Rock, including “This Is Who We Are Now,” “Tomorrow,” “Only Love,” and “Lonely.” “This Is Who We Are Now” was played on BBC Radio 2’s Rock Show with Johnnie Walker. On several occasions, TDT won Tracks of the Week on Classic Rock’s Louder Sound. The band were recently featured on Blues Rock Review’s 12 Great Canadian Blues and Blues Rock Albums of the 2020s.

The band have been championed by the music press with extensive magazine coverage in Rolling Stone France, Classic Rock, Blues Matters, Guitarist, Powerplay, Guitar Techniques, Record Collector, Fireworks, Blues in Britain, Hard Rock Hell, MNPR, and R’N’R Magazine.

“The real magic of The Damn Truth is best experienced uncut, in our full set,” says TDT’s lead singer and guitarist, Lee-La Baum. “Our connection with our audiences is the most important thing, so don’t miss experiencing it when we tour the UK in October!”

“The Damn Truth are a fresh revivalism of the psyche music scene from the mid-60s,” says Jeff Laufer, editor Rock Bands of LA. “Critics and fans praise their regeneration of the hard rock sound and values.”

“Bob Rock found a spirit within the band that he hadn’t experienced for many years. “He saw something special… an artist with burning talent that needed the right direction to break wide open like lightning in a bottle.” – Rock Bands Of LA

The Damn Truth have toured Europe and North America and opened tours for Z.Z. Top (they partied with Billy Gibbons in his pyjamas), The Sheepdogs, Styx, King King, and Rival Sons, and were also featured on Joe Bonamassa’s 2021 Keeping The Blues Alive Stream-A-Thon.

They sold out the legendary Whisky a Go-Go in Los Angeles and the Corona Theatre in their hometown of Montreal. One of their music videos was featured on the official Janis Joplin Facebook page. It’s a culmination of a lot of hard work, blood, sweat and tears.

“Watching The Damn Truth is a bit like watching a film in an i-Max cinema in that you have to really keep up with the action to ensure you don’t miss anything!” 

– Rock and Blues Muse

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THE DAMN TRUTH

OCTOBER 2023 HEADLINE UK TOUR

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM 

WWW.THEGIGCARTEL.COM

Chester, Live Rooms
Wednesday 11 October 2023

Leeds, Brudenell
Monday 16 October 2023

Galashiels, Mac Arts
Wednesday 18 October 2023

Northampton, Black Prince
Sunday 22 October 2023


Norwich, Waterfront
Tuesday 24 October 2023

Dover, Booking Hall
Thursday 26 October 2023

GLENN HUGHES PERFORMS CLASSIC
DEEP PURPLE LIVE CELEBRATING
THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF ‘BURN’


WITH SPECIAL GUEST 

THE DAMN TRUTH

TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM 

WWW.THEGIGCARTEL.COM

Holmfirth, Picturedrome
Tuesday 10 October 2023

Southampton, The 1865
Thursday 12 October 2023

Bexhill, De La Warr Pavilion
Friday 13 October 2023

Nottingham, Rock City
Sunday 15 October 2023

Newcastle, Boiler Shop
Tuesday 17 October 2023

Glasgow, Queen Margaret Union
Friday 20 October 2023

Wolverhampton. KK’s Steel Mill
Saturday 21 October 2023

Bury St Edmunds, The Apex
Monday 23 October 2023

London The Electric Ballroom
Wednesday 25 October 2023

Frome, Cheese & Grain
Saturday 28 October 2023

Manchester Academy 2
Sunday 29 October 2023 

Photography by Martin Brisson