Dork Turnspit are a 4-piece outfit based partly in Lancaster, partly in Carlisle in the north west of England. They play a form of fast, melodic and sometimes aggressive post-punk/indie/alternative rock that has seen them gain a reputation for their live performances in the north west.
With the help of 'crowd-funding', the band released their debut 6-track mini-album in November 2014 and eventually got round to doing another in May 2020. The Latter was supposed to be a full album but Covid put the brakes on it after 6 tracks were finished.
Dork Turnspit will be back as soon as it's allowed to do what we love doing the most, playing live.
The Life's A Beach blog had this to say about them:
"Ambitious is the first word that springs to mind when listening to Lancaster/Carlisle based Dork Turnspit. Their overall sounded merges the frenetic energy of 80s hardcore pioneers such as Husker Du with a more melodic edge that lends itself more to the territory of bands like Weezer.
Keeping the balance of grandeur and accessibility right is an important thing for band's that aim big, otherwise they come off sounding pretentious and self-important. Thankfully though Dork Turnspit have done just that, never once does the transition between tracks feel forced or erratic and the band benefit from this immeasurably. Well worth getting your teeth in to!"
The Lemonheads, Husker Du, Therapy?, Kyuss, Queens Of The Stone Age, Idlewild, Dead Kennedys, Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine