October 20, 2023

THE DAMN TRUTH 

RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE 

“I JUST GOTTA LET YOU KNOW”

BRAND-NEW SINGLE RELEASED FRIDAY OCTOBER 20  
WATCH MUSIC VIDEO | STREAM THE SINGLE

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

“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

“With a new album in the pipeline, to coin a phrase, “the only way is up” for this terrific, Canadian, kaleidoscopic, intoxicating four-piece!” 

– Metal Planet Music

Today, psychedelic Montreal four-piece rock and roll band, The Damn Truth, have released their new single and accompanying music video “I Just Gotta Let You Know.”

The official music video for the single is available to watch on YouTube below.  

The single is available on all streaming platforms 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.

“A week after recording the song we were tasked with making the video” says the Damn Truth’s bass guitarist, PY Letellier. “With a UK tour supporting Glenn Hughes fast approaching, we didn’t have much time. Flying by the seat of our pants we put our heads together and shot the video in one day.”

Continues PY, “In the video, we had so much fun jumping on a bed in the middle of a giant parking lot attached to one of Montreal’s biggest parks. Bystanders didn’t know what was going on! A friend of ours even showed up out of the blue on his Harley Davidson and did a couple laps around us as we were taping. It looked wild, so we kept it!

“Sometimes you’re just trying to sleep but there’s an idea, a someone, a memory, or something banging around in your head. Sleep is an impossibility, and the anxiety can be unbearable. ‘I Just Gotta Let You Know’ is meant to portray this situation we’ve all found ourselves in, to a dramatic degree.”

“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.

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.”

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.

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THE DAMN TRUTH

OCTOBER 2023 HEADLINE UK TOUR

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM 

WWW.THEGIGCARTEL.COM


Northampton, Black Prince
Sunday 22 October 2023


Norwich, Waterfront
Tuesday 24 October 2023

Dover, Booking Hall
Thursday 26 October 2023

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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

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