“After Roe vs Wade was overturned in the USA, I saw the very real aftermath on social media. So many women feeling completely helpless knowing their human right to bodily autonomy had been stripped from them. It made me think of how the system was failing women and those with uterus’ so badly, especially with such high cases of rape and the majority of those cases not resulting in convictions. Not only are the victims being punished in a system that’s meant to protect them, the punishment of illegal abortion in many countries is worse than that of actual rapists. It’s heartbreaking to see cases of women and girls killing their rapists in self-defence and spending their life behind bars because the system would not protect them. I wrote, mixed and produced this song in three days after being so deeply hurt by everything that’s happening right now.” DELILAH BON, JULY 2022
Listen to DEAD MEN DON’T RAPE: www.delilahbon.co.uk/listen
DELILAH BON (the alter-ego of Lauren Tate from Hands Off Gretel) is angry, like countless others throughout the world, following the recent news coming from the US that sees more women and those with uterus’ lose their rights to legal abortion and bodily autonomy. While many of us recoil at the injustice and the horror in silence, Delilah speaks out with an eloquence and a fury.
Built on the firm foundations of female empowerment, Dead Men Don’t Rape fuses hip-hop, punk and nu-metal with a ferocious, screamed rap over razor-wire guitar riffs. “My body is mine / Don’t belong to the government,” Bon screams, commanding full attention. You can almost taste the hurt, the betrayal, the anger.
Dead Men Don’t Rape is a song that addresses a system that is failing to protect victims of abuse. With a rise both in violence towards women and worldwide femicide, Delilah is prepared to be a voice for those that do not have one. There are some things that need saying out loud, and sometimes it takes a courageous young woman to say them.
Following her acclaimed debut self-titled album, Delilah previously announced her first UK tour for the autumn of this year, which follows festival appearances at Kendal Calling, Maui Waui, Shambala and Burn It Down, and precedes her appearance at Drown U Out festival alongside the likes of SCARLXRD, ZAND, Bob Vylan, DANA DENTATA and GHØSTKID. Headline dates as follows:
Thu 15 BIRMINGHAM Hare & Hounds
Fri 16 NOTTINGHAM Bodega
Sat 17 NEWCASTLE Cluny
Thu 22 LONDON Colours
Fri 23 BRIGHTON Patterns
Sat 24 BRISTOL Exchange
Thu 29 SHEFFIELD Leadmill
Fri 30 MANCHESTER Deaf Institute
Sat 01 LEEDS Key Club
Thu 06 GLASGOW Nice N Sleazy
Fri 07 LIVERPOOL Arts Club
Tickets available from: https://www.delilahbon.co.uk/tour