Freiburg, Germany-based indie-punks THE DEADNOTES have announced their new album Courage will be released 14th February 2020 through their own newly-established label 22Lives Records.
To celebrate the news the band have shared a new single from the album, titled ‘Hopeless Romantic’, together with a spirited new tongue-in-cheek music video which sees the band perform on a chat show where they are joined by a panel of dubious personalities.
Album pre-sales are available now via their label shop https://22livesrecords.com/
Commenting on the video lead singer Darius Lohmüller explained: “Hopeless Romantic is presented live at the “22Lives Late Night Show“ with obviously over-exaggerated talk show guests which nevertheless don’t seem to be too far-fetched from real life. People like these really do exist. They walk around and talk a ton of nonsense on TV and the radio and spread it unchallenged in numerous comment sections”.
Recorded at Crooked Rain Recording Studios in Leeds, the new album ‘Courage’ was produced by Bob Cooper (WSTR, Ducking Punches, Nervus), mixed by Beau Burchell (Saosin, The Bronx), and mastered by Mike Kalajian (Saosin, Prawn, Bouncing Souls).
With reflective and self-explorative lyrical themes, the band has in the past been pigeon-holed musically as an emo-band. Something, that the band are keen to move away from on this latest full-length release – especially given the state of world politics, as Darius explains:
“Emo is a genre that lyrically solely reflects on inner struggles and general world-weariness. This simply isn’t enough anymore. The world and its political landscape can be very disillusioning sometimes, but it‘s so important to put your anger and frustration into action and try and make
changes for the better”.
“The toxic capitalist system we‘re all currently living in primarily promotes competition. Politics and industry tell fairy tales of endless economical growth in a world with obviously limited resources. If we‘d instead focus more on connecting people and working together than competing
with each other I believe there can achieve a more desirable endless growth. Endless growth of positivity, creativity, and great ideas” he adds.
Still in their early 20s, the list of achievements that The Deadnotes have racked up over the last few years is astonishing. They formed the band at just 14 years of age and haven’t taken a moment’s rest since, self-releasing both an EP and their debut album, and relentlessly touring through over 25
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—a remarkable feat for such a young band, and one that more than earns them their DIY stripes.
The Deadnotes join popular German punk act Adam Angst this week for a series of club shows and will continue their relentless touring schedule in 2020. To support the release of ‘Courage’ the band will take to the road for an extensive run of shows drawing in crowds across Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and Switzerland before coming to an end in April with three specially selected UK dates.
Courage Tour 2020
27.02. Oberhausen (DE), Druckluft
28.02. Bremen (DE), Tower
29.02. Münster (DE), Sputnikcafé
01.03. Cologne (DE), Tsunami Club
03.03. Stuttgart (DE), Juha West
04.03. Frankfurt (DE), Nachtleben
05.03. Leipzig (DE), Conne Island
06.03. Berlin (DE), Cassiopeia
07.03. Hamburg (DE), Astra Stube
09.03. Munich (DE), Feierwerk
10.03. Vienna (AT), Rhiz
11.03. Prague (CZ), Rock Café
12.03. Lucerne (CH), Schüür
13.03. Freiburg (DE), Waldsee
16.04. Glasgow (UK), Bloc+
17.04. Manchester (UK), Gullivers NQ
19.04. London (UK), The Old Blue Last