3rd November, Doors 8pm, The Cellar
DEADLETTER produce a strain of darkly grooving post-punk (drawing comparisons to Gang of Four and Talking Heads), aiming to explore the darker side of existence through a lens of narrative-driven levity.
They are a band with something to say, but there is an instinctive concentration on movement and danceability within their music which allows them their own space apart from their peers, whilst never cheapening the nuance and grit of their sound.
Childhood friends Zac Lawrence (vocals), Alfie Husband (Drums) and George Ullyott (Bass) graduated from busking around Yorkshire town centres in their early teens, and moved down into a shared house in South London – prompting a certain necessity, and allowing them the space to develop their own personal antithesis to the grind of daily life.
After some line-up experimentation, the addition of Will King (Guitar), Sam Jones (Guitar) and Poppy Richler (Saxophone) completed the group. Bound together by a recognition of frenetic energy and rhythm and leaving any wider ideological goal open to interpretation by the listener, DEADLETTER toured relentlessly throughout 2022, fostering a reputation as one of the most exciting bands in the UK in the process. With support slots including dates with Tropical F**k Storm, Yard Act, and Placebo, they are still clearly not a group to be missed live.
Already they have been championed by The Guardian, So Young, HERO, BBC Radio 1, CLASH, Loud & Quiet, BBC6 Music, 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.
DEADLETTER rounded up their 2022 on an EU arena tour with Placebo, and sold out London’s iconic 100 Club. This Spring they will hit the road again for headline dates through the EU and UK, including next month’s sold-out show at London’s Lafayette, along with slots at a number of festivals including The Great Escape.