The Deadmen

With a sound akin to classic Americana, coupled with a sound not far from a British pub band you get a great Punk/Americana sound with catchy tunes from this three piece US outfit. Opening with “Let Your Fingers Rule” you are faced with a guitar that eases you in and builds as the rhythm grows. The tempo and clear guitar carry you on a journey about fate and looking forward. Whereas “Robin” is a more laid back affair but one of those songs that packs it’s own power without the need to display it; displayed by the pained vocals and the gentle tempo which carries you, only exploding at given moments.

The Deadmen

Things take a change of direction as “Old Stone Bridge” hits you full on, and is no doubt a live favourite. Reminding me slightly of Gaslight Anthem, I found my foot tapping and head nodding. Not to mention I was leaning in to hit repeat once it had finished. Things slow back down with “Money”, which if I am honest did not really do it for this listener. It is a well written song, but something just doesn’t grab me. Maybe this track needs more plays?

Throughout the EP are hints of Tom Petty, and possibly even a hint of anger-these guys have the ability to fire up the passions as well causing you to pause for reflection. It would be interesting to hear a whole album from these guys. to see if they can maintain the high quality.

The Deadmen

The EP is released on March 17th.

Line Up
Josh Read – guitar/vocals
Justin Jones – guitar/vocals
Justin Hoben – guitar/vocals
John Hutchins – bass
Miles Nasta – drums

Track Listing
Let Your Fingers Rule
Old Stone Bridge


Words by Jon.

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