Thursday, June 21, 2018

Track Of The Day :: Dead Naked Hippies - Guillotine

Words: Linn Branson

A fairly lengthy four-minutes-plus on the first release of the year from Leeds' Dead Naked Hippies.

'Guillotine', produced and mixed by Matt Peel, and out yesterday (June 20), cuts like a scorching blade, with alternating rounds of Lucy Jowett's more drifting, softer vocals, which then burst out like she's letting loose her inner soul (the idea being to convey both sides of emotional depth), against Joe Clarke storming guitar, and Jacob Marston's complementary drums, both lending a steady backbone.

"‘Guillotine’, says Jowett, "is an exploration of grief. It’s the fine line between wanting to retaliate to someone who has caused you hurt, versus choosing to cut out the dead weight they have created in your life."

It's something of a thinking person's song - see the lyrics on the link below - and gives room for thought.

Catch the band live tonight (June 21) for their free entry show at London's Sebright Arms.

Live dates

21 Sebright Arms, LONDON (free entry)
22 Maguire's Pizza Bar, LIVERPOOL
26 Bloc, GLASGOW

04 Oporto, LEEDS
06 The Green Room, STOCKTON
10 The Sesh, HULL
22 Tramlines Fringe, SHEFFIELD

04 Humber Street Sesh, HULL

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