Origin: Whitstable, Kent
Style: Psychedelic Post-Punk / Alternative
Formed: 1987 Split: Early 1990s
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Chris Clark (guitar + vocals)
Jamie Godman (guitar)
Chris Searle (bass)
Martin Stedman (drums)
Dom Clark (drums)
Mark Dixon (didgeridoo + keyboards)

Trevor Atkins (bass) 1987-1989

Daryn Cox (lighting)

Taking their name from a book on spirituality by Michael Bentine, DOOR MARKED SUMMER evolved from earlier experimental/psych-punk bands IT and BASIC LOVE. Heavily influenced by hard-hitting post-punk acts such as Killing Joke and Swans, their noisy psychedelic tendencies gained them a reputation throughout the local alternative scene, which was later further complimented by the addition of second drummer Dom Clark. The collective's often chaotic gigs (many at squat parties) occasionally saw members of the audience joining in the tribal percussion using beer kegs. The band also occasionally played a more Dub-heavy set under the name DMS IN DUB.

DOOR MARKED SUMMER later evolved into CROW, who took the Prog/Psych elements to new levels.

Fun Fact #1: In 1989, free UK paper "Making Music" included Door Marked Summer in a list of "Worst Band Names".

Fun Fact #2: Legendary UK radio DJ John Peel invited the band to record a session after hearing the "Psychic Surfing" tape. Unfortunately, they lost the contact phone number...

Related bands:

IT - Martin, Daryn
BASIC LOVE - Martin, Trevor
CROW - Chris, Martin, Mark
SUMMER LOVE SENSATION - Chris, Jamie, Martin
TANGLE - Martin, Daryn, Mark
NINE - Chris, Jamie, Martin, Dom, Mark
CHROMOSOME - Chris, Jamie, Martin, Dom
TEMPLEMER - Chris, Dom