Leeds ‘trash-punk’ trio Dead Naked Hippies have been gaining quite a reputation since their emergence last year, with their debut single ‘Lights Out’ ensuring they were a force not to be left undiscovered.
The band have recently teamed up with Leeds label Dance To The Radio to release their latest single, ‘Drain You’.
‘Drain You’ is gloomy and dark, with a riff that is ridden with flicks and bends that are sharp and on the attack, heightened by Lucy Jowett’s pristine vocals. Following the eerie start, the pace gradually increases, and the track becomes a fierce outburst of raw emotion.
The chorus leaves you feeling the full force of just what Dead Naked Hippies are about; it explodes in your head, allowing you to genuinely feel the energy that led to the increase in throttle in the first place. The riff returns, embedding itself into your mind-waves. It is undeniably catchy – think Nirvana’s ‘Come As You Are’ meets Arctic Monkeys’ ‘My Propeller’ – and it really is as beautiful as it seems.
The band’s new label are not ones to stick to the norm, and it would appear they are the perfect companion to accompany the band on their journey. “The Leeds music scene has a history of bands going against the grain and striving for difference and this release is giving us an opportunity to show we can join them,” Jowett has said, “We want to push the scene as far as we can and DTTR share our belief.”
‘Drain You’ is set for release on 22 April, as part of the label’s 4×12” compilation series.