Currently completing their mega UK Tour which included a sold-out show at London’s 100 Club, Deadletter share new single ‘Weights’ as well as announcing debut EP Heat! out 18th November via SO Recordings.
Sonically, ‘Weights’ is a development from the frenetic energy of earlier singles, leaning into deep bass tonality and a more thoughtful arrangement of instrumentation.
Singer Zac Lawrence says,
“Weights’ in parts, is a pessimistic musing on the experiences you take with you through life, which can feel like a physical burden to be dragged without reprieve. But it’s also a track of silver linings, as it aims to cement the idea that it’s fine to accept that you’re not always alright, and that you can ask for help should things get too heavy – and that’s often the only way of lessening the load. It’s informed by sorrow and self-loathing, but also joy and healing.”
Debut EP Heat! is out 18th November via So Recordings (Placebo, Enter Shikari, Band Of Skulls), and it’s the sound of a band starting to find their feet in the studio.
Recorded at Hackney’s Pony Studios with producer Elliot Heinrich, there is a notable evolution from their looser, politically-charged early singles, coming as the group matures both sonically and conceptually. From the ominous rumblings of ‘Weights’ to the grooving basslines of ‘Binge’, Heat! suggests Deadletter are more than just another post-punk band, but maybe have a scope wider than any could have first predicted.