Dead Naked Hippies - 'Rare'
The art punk trio from Leeds, Dead Naked Hippies, have unleashed a boisterous new single out into the world. ‘Rare’ is all swagger and Dead Naked Hippies grab you by the guts as a yo-yo tied to their string of words. And they come out swinging.
Chaos ensues in the soundscape created by Joe Clarke’s guitar which teeters between funky/thrash riffs that you would find in a Royal Blood song, and the off-set discord that is signature of Queens of the Stone Age. Throw in frontwoman Lucy Jowett’s piercing vocals that find the perfect shiver-inducing balance between screeching punk power and a breathy whisper and you are almost relieved by the security of Jacob Marston’s drumming, that holds it all together.
Speaking of ‘Rare’ Lucy Jowett explains; “It is a song about self-love. I think we’re quick to judge the term and deem it laughable or irrelevant in fear of being arrogant, or weird.” Sometimes you need a bit of weird to explain parts of yourself, that you struggle to understand and ‘Rare’ definitely takes you one step closer into finding that place.
Words by Tyler Damara Kelly
If you're in need of a little self-love, buy tickets to one of Dead Naked Hippie's shows coming up at the end of September.
5th SoFar Sounds, London (invite only)
21st Head Of Steam, Newcastle
22nd Reb'Elle Festival, Leeds w/ Honeyblood
23rd Sound Food + Drink, Liverpool
26th, The Hovel, York (live session)
27th The Macbeth of Hoxton, London w/ Vulgarians
28th The West End Centre, Aldershot
29th Green Door Store, Brighton w/ PINS, Sorry, Black Midi, Drahla + more
3rd Pirate Studios Live Stream, London
13th Twisterella Festival, Middlesbrough w/ Boy Azooga, Estrons, The Blinders
20th HERFest, Brudenell Social Club, Leeds w/ Stealing Sheep, The Tuts + more
3rd HERfest Sheffield, The Leadmill, Sheffield w/ She Drew The Gun
3rd, 2Q Festival, Lincoln w/ Public Service Broadcasting