Hailing from Yorkshire, now South London rooted, DEADLETTER channel the droll fury of Gang of Four and the lopsided rhythms of Talking Heads into a strain of vehement post-punk, exploring the darker side of existence through a lens of narrative-driven levity. With members being firm friends from birth, there is an instinctive understanding of movement and danceability to their music worth its weight in gold, whilst never cheapening the nuance and grit of their sound.
Now, they’ve shared new single Binge which follows breakout tracks Hero, Pop Culture Connoisseur, and Fit For Work.
Binge was musically spawned from the depths of a long London winter, with little sunlight and little joy. It is the sound of various excesses cyclically incubating then emerging in a world geared towards constant satiation of desire, but with a hungry black hole at its centre which seems to only grow the more it is fed. Whether through devotion to a deity or stamp collecting, as humans we are all desperate to feed the emptiness festering at the intersection of sentience and instinct. Thus, we binge. Watch the video for Binge via YouTube below.
On the track singer Zac Lawrence said, “Binge was written in no more than 25 minutes during rehearsals for a tour in January. Using our usual formula of “drumbeat, bassline, lyrics, seasoning” it was quickly realised that we had to include it in our coming live shows and record it without further ado. Sometimes the energy of a track’s just there, you don’t have to think about it for a year.”
Zac adds, “Hearing the word Binge, we may initially be drawn to a very specific image or thought of a person or a habit, however when we take a closer look at society it can be realised that bingeing is inherent within our behaviour as human beings. Whether it be something as mundane as collecting stamps, or devotion of your existence to a deity, we are all bingers through and through and, ultimately, life is one long binge.”
Already they have been championed by The Guardian, So Young, HERO, Loud & Quiet, they supported Tropical F*ck Storm on their UK tour, and the 6 piece even took to Paris Fashion Week, attending the CELINE menswear S/S 23 launch and playing live at Hedi Slimane’s personal afterparty alongside NYC’s Gustaf and Cumgirl8.
They’re currently on the Revive Live Music Venue Trust x National Lottery tour where they were hand chosen by Steve Lamacq, and are set to perform at Reading & Leeds Festival next week, plus a tour next month, including a sold out date supporting Yard Act in Hull.
20th August – The Star Inn, Guilford (Music Venue Trust Tour)
21st August – Beautiful Days Festival, Devon
23rd August – Duffy’s, Leicester (Music Venue Trust Tour)
24th August – Elsewhere, Margate (Music Venue Trust Tour)
25th August – The Grain, Frome (Music Venue Trust Tour)
27th August – Reading Festival
28th August – Leeds Festival
16th September – Head Of Stream, Newcastle
17th September – The Flying Duck, Glasgow
18th September – Bootleg Social, Blackpool
20th September – Sidney and Matilda, Sheffield
21st September – Oporto, Leeds
22nd September – The Castle Hotel, Manchester
23rd September – Polar Bear, Hull (Supporting Yard Act) SOLD OUT
24th September – Dead Wax, Birmingham
26th September – Hope & Ruin, Brighton
27th September – Crofters Rights, Bristol
28th September – 100 Club, London
Tickets available here