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Newcastle welcomes yet another white-hot prospect from the bubbling South London music scene in the form of DEADLETTER, who perform at Head of Steam on Friday 16th September.

Yorkshire-bred and comprised of former members of garage punk outfit Mice On Mars, the six-piece emerged with debut single Good Old Days back in 2020. However, it was their subsequent track, Fit For Work, that really set them apart from their peers; a whimsical yet piercing anecdote on the welfare state. They’ve since honed their sound to the tune of razor-sharp guitar hooks, winding bass-heavy grooves and squealing sax, commanded by quick-witted, sprechgesang vocals. Latest single Pop Culture Connoisseur is a marker of their early progress: a riotous, dance-punk anthem that makes it irresistible to move. The B-side to aforementioned banger, Hero, was also of such quality that it garnered a place on BBC Radio 1’s Introducing playlist.

Conquering fertile ground between modern post-punk politicism and the art rockers of the early-00s, the sextet’s biting sound has earned them ranking in the roster of the burgeoning Nice Swan records. Having supported the likes of Viagra Boys and Squid in their previous incarnation, they also have upcoming sold-out shows with Yard Act, alongside this headline tour. Rapidly becoming one of the most coveted bands in the UK, there’s only one place to be when DEADLETTER commence their maiden headline voyage.

DEADLETTER play Head of Steam, Newcastle on Friday 16th September.


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