Today’s new music spotlight is on Dead Naked Hippies.

Location: Leeds

Line-up: Lucy Jowett (vocals), Jacob Marston (drums), Joe Clarke (guitar)

About: Dead Naked Hippies are thrashing, screaming, art-rock outsiders. The trio, fronted by force-of-nature frontwoman Lucy Jowett, will lull you in with subtlety before unleashing their take-your-head-off wall of sound.

They have received praise from DIY, BBC 6Music, The Independent, KCRW, Dork, Clash & Metro, and were awarded the first-ever Help Musicians UK ‘Do it Differently’ fund. The band aren’t afraid to discuss confrontational topics, speaking about self-love, mental health, gender and many other things in an open and engaging way, both in their music and interviews.

Despite consisting of only three members, they are a force to be reckoned with live with booming drums, huge guitars and Jowett’s banshee-like approach hitting hard. They have shared stages with the likes of Dream Wife, DZ Deathrays and Queen Zee as well as playing Leeds Festival, 2Q Festival, Twisterella, Live at Leeds, Stockton Calling and more.

What Hidden Herd say: Building on the dizzying heights of last year’s ‘Young Male Rage’, Dead Naked Hippies continue their scintillating form with another gritty slice of riotous art-punk. Wrap your eyes and ears around ‘Curiosity’, live from Abbeydale Picture House, premiering today on Hidden Herd.

For fans of: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Savages, Blood Red Shoes

Next shows:‪
July 19th – The Finsbury – London
July 26th – EDGE Venue – Stockon-on-Tees
July 27th – Truck Festival
August 3rd – Humber Street Sesh – Hull
August 10th – The Georgian Theatre – Stockton-on-Tees
August 16th – Beautiful Days Festival – Devon
August 17th – Studio 9294 – London
August 29th – The Venue – Derby
September 7th – Last Train Home – Darlington

Link: facebook.com/deadnkdhippies

Latest track: ‘Curiosity’