1 Eyes Widea/p
Dead Naked Hippies self release new single ‘Eyes Wide’ on 20th September. Relentless, punchy, alt-rock outsiders Dead Naked Hippies return with their exuberant, coming of age anthem ‘Eyes Wide’. The track opens with stark guitar stabs before front woman Lucy Jowett takes centre stage with a bold, confident and striking vocal. It’s a huge statement of intent showing they are ready to take arms. Lucy explains “‘Eyes Wide’ is about the moment I realised I’m probably never going to feel like a grown up, not at least in the way of societal expectations. It’s about having a strong mind, carving your own path and seeing with your own eyes - not trying to fit somebody else’s mould.” The Leeds based band have had a whirlwind 18 months with extensive touring across the UK, sharing stages with the likes of Dream Wife, IDLES, Queen Zee and DZ Deathrays. With frenetic and hard hitting live shows, characterised by force-of-nature front woman Lucy Jowett, Joe Clarke’s huge guitar sound and Jacob Marston’s booming drums, the trio subtly lull you in before taking your head off with their wall of sound. Dead Naked Hippies will play: July: Truck Festival (27th), Aug: Humber Street Sesh Hull (3rd), Mousetival Stockton (10th), Beautiful Days Festival Devon (16th), Studio 9294 London (17th), The Venue Derby (29th) Sept: Last Train Home Fest Darlington (7th), SoFar London (27th), 234 Festival Brighton (28th) Oct: Mr Wolf’s Bristol (3rd), Base Camp Middlesbrough (18th), Retro Liverpool (19th), The Castle Manchester (22nd), Picture House Social Sheffield (24th), The Social London (25th). More TBA.