The newest addition to Leeds’ thriving and unstoppable current scene are Post-Punk’s Dead Naked Hippies. Their new single ‘I Can’t Wait’ confirms them as one of the frontrunners of the movement, the city itself as a resurgent, established capital of new music and Dance To The Radio as the label nurturing the sound as it has done so many times in it’s 12 year history.
‘I Can’t Wait’ sees Dead Naked Hippies channelling Savages and The Kills Incorporating raw, emotional vocal delivery, driving and heavy percussion with layered wall of sound level guitar lines. In their own self-fulfilling prophecy the band said it best themselves – It’s ‘Gritty Pretty Post-Punk’ at its absolute peak.
Enigmatic frontwoman Lucy Jowett candidly explains, ‘I Can’t Wait is our gut reaction to those who are sucked so far into the system they’ve forgotten they’re alive. It’s an optimistic outlook on leaving them behind. We’re constantly being told to sell ourselves short to the point that we’re scared stiff to move. Creative outlets are deemed insignificant and unproductive because they serve no purpose to the system.’
15th Sept – The Old Blue Last – London (Free Entry)
27th Sept – Hyde Park Book Club – Leeds