There is more than one artist named Desperate Measures: 1. Coming straight outta the Mosh Mansion is Desperate Measures from Maryland. Formed in Summer 2001 from the ashes of Gamewinner and No Justice, they have released a demo and the “It’s On Your Hands” 7”/MCD. Their music has been compared to Side By Side and with good reason. Currently they are writing new songs, playing out, and planning a winter tour. 2. Desperate Measures were a New Zealand answer to pop punk, a few years after the whole Sex Pistols thing, but they were fun and had a few good songs for all the punk posturing. They had a reasonably heavy following in their hometown of Christchurch, or it seemed so at the time. The band featured Eugene Butcher - Vocals (now doing something in multimedia in London where he has lived for 10 years), Eric Vandenhoven - Bass Guitar (now doing Chef things in Auckland, later of Evasive Action, Southern Front, Iceland, Champion Beat), Shane - Guitar (now runs an Auckland recording studio), Greg - Drums. The band managed to record and self release a 4 song EP 1984, as well as a live-to-multitrack set which ended up as the first Failsafe Records release, Wasted Again (a split with Unauthorised). As with many rough punk bands the Measures spawned a number of talented musicians, notably Eric Vandenhoven, whose inventive bass playing went on to encourage and influence many local musicians. 3. The Desperate Measures are an a capella group based at Marlboro College, Marlboro Vermont. 4. Murfreesboro, TN punk band who want to burn down the world. Touring all over the east summer 2010.