DEADLETTER have released their new single Monday Night Terrors. Hailing from Yorkshire, the now South London rooted band channel the droll fury of The Fall and the lopsided rhythm of Gang of Four into a strain of vehement post-punk, exploring the darker side of existence through a lens of narrative-driven levity.
Previously supporting the likes of Squid, Viagra Boys and Avalanche Party, DEADLETTER have emerged as a genuinely thrilling live prospect. Experts in the field of intensity, the band seamlessly switch from conversational verses into unadulterated post-punk fury, addressing themes such as bureaucracy, loss of personal identity, and modern-day consumerism.
New single Monday Night Terrors, produced by Theo Verney (TRAAMS, Lazarus Kane, FEET), finds singer and frontman Zac Lawrence recounting a horrifying bout of nightmares, amidst a exhilarating battery of brass-fuelled post-punk and dub-infused spatial warping.
Of the new, self-released single, Zac notes: “Monday Night Terrors is a response to a severely terrifying series of early-hours nightmares I experienced. I had three dreams within one another, like three Russian-doll polythene bags wrapped around my head. Upon my perceived awakening from each dream, further horrors occurred, to the point that when I finally awoke, I was unable to tell whether or not I truly was sentient, as the horror continued.” Listen to Monday Night Terrors via YouTube below and you can also listen on Spotify.
DEADLETTER’s 2020 debut single Good Old Days was a clear stylistic marker of the band’s vision and received both regional BBC and 6Music play, as well as being added to 6Music’s ‘Introducing’ playlist alongside the normal A, B and C list. Follow-up single Fit For Work received both regional BBC and 6Music play from Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson. The track was also made Huw Stephens’ “Tip of the Week” on BBC Radio 1, and a live session of the track was also played on his Introducing show on Radio 1.
Third single Fall of the Big Screen received national airplay from Steve Lamacq (who chose the band as his ‘Spotlight Artist’) and Tom Robinson on BBC 6Music, and Gemma Bradley on Radio 1.
To date, DEADLETTER are widely praised at press by the likes of The Guardian, DIY Magazine, Loud And Quiet, So Young Magazine, Upset Magazine, Gigwise and more.
DEADLETTER are: Zac Lawrence (vocals), George Ullyott (bass) Will King (guitar), Alfie Husband (drums).
Monday Night Terrors is out now.
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