Dead! are have unleashed their new single today entitled ‘Something More Original’. As well as the new single, they have also recently announced a tour with SWMRS along with some headline shows, kicking off in Birmingham, UK tonight.
The track is an explosive punk-rock sing-along. It’s another menacing leap forward. “It’s about people who aren’t happy but who just sit around and don’t try to improve their situation,” says Alex. “Whether this band happens or whether we crumble, we’re fucking trying.” The tongue-in-cheek title refers to the fact that “we don’t have a new sound… but we don’t care.” “Something More Original is just a good, fast, British rock song,” says Sam.
The London based boys; Alex Mountford, Sam Matlock, Louis Matlock and Sam Chappell (and joined by Adam Breeze on drums, smashing out the monster beats for this new single) are a feisty and imaginative bunch that favour the DIY approach to life. Since their formation the band have been finding unique venues to put on self-promoted gigs and on Tuesday they play North London recording studio Livingston Studios. The quartet aren’t the sort of people who wait for opportunities: they go out and hunt them down. With a fire in their belly, they’ve toured, released their own music, made their own videos and now have a fervent fan club, named The Damned Restless Future, who follow their every move. They are one of the UK’s most exciting new rock’n’roll bands, armed with a stack of raucous, punky anthems and a gung-ho, do-or-die attitude. This was the way it had to be. There are no half measures for Dead!.
Their reputation as a thrilling live act has been cemented by chaotic, sweatbox gigs and are nearing the end of a busy Summer of festivals including Slam Dunk, Download, The Great Escape and 2000 Trees. They will round it off with sets on The Pit at Reading and Leeds Festival.
Aug 22nd Manchester, Tiger Lounge (headline show)
Aug 23rd London, Livingston Studios (headline show) SOLD OUT
Aug 24th Birmingham, Asylum Bar (headline show)
Aug 27th Reading Festival, The Pit
Aug 28th Leeds Festival, The Pit
Aug 29th Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge (supporting SWMRS)
Aug 30th Glasgow, Broadcast (supporting SWMRS)
Aug 31st Edinburgh, Electric Circus (supporting SWMRS)
Sep 2nd Liverpool, Studio 2 (supporting SWMRS)
Sep 3rd Norwich, Owl Sanctuary (supporting SWMRS)
Sep 5th Nottingham, Bodega (supporting SWMRS)
Sep 6th Southampton, Joiners (supporting SWMRS) (Moved from headline show 25th August all tickets remain valid)
Sep 7th Bristol, Thekla (supporting SWMRS)
Sep 8th London, The Garage (supporting SWMRS)
Sep 23rd Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg DE
Sep 25th Gloucester Underground Festival, Guildhall