Less than 18 months after their second album Courage, Freiburg, Germany-based alt-rock duo THE DEADNOTES are delighted to mark their return with new single ‘Easy Summer’ out today through 22Lives Records.
To celebrate the release, the band have shared a new music video for the song, available to watch and share HERE.
Picking up their instruments at just 14 years of age, The Deadnotes journey through the DIY-leagues of underground punk has seen them play shows in no less than 25 European countries. Their dogged determination, and sincere brand of emo-infused indie-rock garnering widespread praise along the way.
The Deadnote’s commitment to the road was brought to an abrupt halt with the onset of the global pandemic in 2020, leaving the group to turn inwards and explore new influences, singer and guitarist Darius Lohmüller explains: “It would have been a very good time to write emo songs, but we deliberately wanted to do the opposite. We’ve tried to keep our sense of humour to the best of our abilities”.
Indeed ‘Easy Summer’ finds the band in their most upbeat and vibrant form, their video adding kaleidoscopic colour to backdrops of heavy Brutalist architecture, as the band injects fresh finds into their trademark sound. “Last year, we had more time to listen to different kinds of music – film music, jazz, electronic music and much more – we opened our ears and this was the result”, says bassist, Jakob Walheim.
‘Easy Summer’ follows on from 2020 album release Courage which picked up support from the likes of the i Newspaper, Discovered Magazine, Punktastic, Dead Press, Bring The Noise UK and many more.
Sharing the stage with Boston Manor, Don Broco, Beach Slang, The Front Bottoms, Such Gold, and many more, the band recently played their 500th live show and are set to resume their touring schedule with extensive tours on the way (details below), and further intentional touring yet to be announced.
24.07. Freiburg (DE), ArTik
28.07. Innsbruck (AT), Talstation
29.07. Graz (AT), Music House
30.07. Wiener-Neustadt (AT), Triebwerk
31.07. Munich (DE), Backstage w/ Cadet Carter
01.08. Braunschweig (DE), Wolters Applaus Garten w/ Razz
06.08. Freiburg (DE), Kultur_Los! Festival
07.08. Fürth (DE), Sommer am Lindenhain
16.08. Dortmund (DE), JunkYard w/ Pabst
19.08. Sursee (CH), Kulturwerk 118
26.08. Colmar (FR), Festival Natala
27.08. Voitze (DE), Fill the Void Festival
17.09. Heek (DE), Open-Air Heek
‘Courage’ Tour 2021:
02.12. Oldenburg (DE), Umbaubar
03.12. Lübeck (DE), Blauer Engel
04.12. Copenhagen (DK), Underwerket
07.12. Paderborn (DE), Sputnik
08.12. Bonn (DE), Bla
09.12. Mainz (DE), Schon Schön
10.12. Jena (DE), Rosenkeller
13.12. Zürich (CH), Dynamo
17.12. Freiburg (DE), Waldsee
18.12. Rorschach (CH), Treppenhaus
‘Easy Summer’ is released 20th July 2021 via 22Lives Records