Words: Sam Geary
After making an immediate impression at the start of 2017 with their gritty, deadpan debut 'Social Experiment', South London's Dead Pretties make an equally noticeable return with ‘Confidence’.
This follow-up from the trio is a big attitude filled blast of jagged-edged punk 'n' roll with Jacob Slater leading the way with a sneer to the world against the bassline thrusts.
“The public is being de-intellectualised by certain outlets of the western media,” says frontman Slater, “who choose the easy path of reporting on bum implants and racists when they know they have the power to shift the focus of the public eye. The worrying thing is because the general public on such a regular basis consumes it; people have become addicted to wanting to know more about the Kardashians of the world.
"That makes these people powerful role models. I’m opposed to the idea that rattling like a near empty tin should be an example of how to live ones life. People are stupid enough as it is, don’t encourage them.”
17-20 Green Man Festival, Powys
02 STRANGE WAVES II Festival, Manchester
28 Castle Hotel, Manchester
29 Think Tank?, Newcastle
30 Tenement Trail Festival,
01 Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
03 Oporto, Leeds
04 Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
05 The Cookie, Leicester
06 Sticky Mike's, Brighton
07 Joiners, Southampton
12 Boston Music Room, London
21 Zephyr Lounge, Leamington Spa
21 Ritual Union festival, Oxford