Leicester melodic punk newcomers dead nice are proud to introduce themselves with the announcement of their debut EP Obscene, set for release on 13th October 2023.

To celebrate the news, lead single and debut outing ‘Occupier’ is out now via all good digital service providers.

The quintet will be playing their debut live performance with a free entry show at The Soundhouse, Leicester on 14th October 2023 with support from Enderby and Produkty.

All three songs on the band’s forthcoming debut EP Obscene are loosely based around the concept of an island that gets cut off from the mainland every night.

Commenting on lead single ‘Occupier’, influenced by Alexisonfire and Stray From The Path, vocalist John Conyers said: “The lyrics to ‘Occupier’ are written from the perspective of someone being left alone, throwing caution to the wind, and running riot after making a series of mistakes. It’s a song about letting go, not wanting to be saved and giving up.”

Built on lifelong friendships forged in Leicester’s incredible music community, dead nice bandmates John Conyers and Mike Manger first met playing in Leicester band Freefallfelix. Parting ways to explore separate projects, the pair kept floating the idea of coming back together to play music again.

Rather than keep their embryonic idea as yet another pub chat pipe dream, they got together with old Freefallfelix acquaintances Ed Bramford and Edd Stockton, and producer Dave Tidmarsh, to initially attempt to write and record an entire song from scratch in just a day.

One (very) long day later, Dead Nice was formed.

This is more than just a band to the quintet— it’s a group of best friends coming together and making music to continually remind them of what brought them together in the first place.

Taking influence from modern punk rock icons like AFI, Rise Against, Millencolin, and Hot Water Music, there are also traces of touchstone post-hardcore pioneers Thrice and Thursday in their progressive, technical-yet-raw punk sound.

The band will reveal further details, new music, and live dates over the coming weeks.

Live dates:

14.10.23 – Leicester, The Soundhouse

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