Keith Goldhanger, in association with Louder Than War, presents another episode of his exclusive video-documentary series “Goldhanger Shorts”(more info here). Today the focus is on Essex band Dingus Khan.

I remember attending Dingus Khan’s raucous (a word that is commonly used in describing this band) gig at the Lock Tavern in Camden during The 2012 Camden Crawl.

The reason for my attendance is something I can’t remember.

I must have seen them somewhere else previous to this but I don’t make lists and this has therefore since become one of life’s great mysteries that will keep no one apart from myself awake at night.

Someone was brave enough to arrange for them to play at midnight during the first day of the 2015 Sŵn Festival in Cardiff. One of us was brave enough to stay up after bedtime and point a camera at them in the hope that they’d provide what they’ve been seen to provide in the past and a short chat outside the Cardiff  pub where they’d just played resulted in one of those moments when you feel you’ve known them for years. We established there are many mutual friends between us (they’re from Essex)  one of them confessed that their girlfriends dad used to be in a band that once played gigs with the band I played in a couple of decades ago.
We met up the next day for the interview and they took me along to see a couple of bands I’d not have known about had they not dragged me along. Dingus Khan as you will see are bonkers. And they also write some great songs.
Dingus Khan by KEITH GOLDHANGER 2015 (3)
All words by Keith Goldhanger. More writing by Keith on Louder Than War can be found at his author’s archive. You can also find Keith on Facebook and Twitter (@HIDEOUSWHEELINV).You may subscribe to the Goldhanger Shorts Facebook page too if you so wish and also view the complete series of Goldhanger Shorts films.
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Keith Goldhanger -- Spent the '90s as a frontman with London noise merchants HEADBUTT - spent the '80s in 'Peel favourites' BASTARD KESTREL. Spent a few years mashing up tunes and remixing bands as HIDEOUS WHEEL INVENTION. Is often out and about getting in the way of things and bumping his head on low ceilings - Will give your band the time of day but will dislike any band that balances full pints of alcohol on the top of guitar amps (Not keen on lead singers that wear hats either).


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