Today’s new music spotlight is on Dead Naked Hippies.
Line-up: Lucy Jowett (vocals), Jacob Marston (drums), Joe Clarke (guitar)
About: Three-piece Dead Naked Hippies thrashed into life in late 2016. Bolstered by the let-loose presence of Jowett, they have cemented their take-your-head-off wall of sound infused art-rock. Since their inception, they have received love from BBC Introducing, KCRW and been featured by DIY, Clash, DORK, Metro & PRS Magazine. The band have shared stages with the likes of Dream Wife, IDLES, Queen Zee & DZ Deathrays as well as playing to a sold out crowd at Live at Leeds, and taking on the Festival Republic stage at Leeds Festival 2017.
By creating a vehicle, alongside bandmates Joe Clarke (guitar) and Jacob Marston (drums), through which Lucy can express and tackle her own internal issues, Dead Naked Hippies offer a space for others to do the same. Dead Naked Hippies’ music is a cathartic rallying call in the form of pounding drums, guttural guitars and righteous vocals.
What Hidden Herd say: Dead Naked Hippies‘ fiery post-punk is an intoxicating cocktail of knife-edge guitar lines, ear-splitting cymbals and raspy vocals. They’re not just about noisy thrills though, latest single ‘Young Male Rage’ has hooks aplenty beneath its ferocious veneer.
For fans of: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Estrons, LIFE
3rd November – 2Q Festival, Lincoln w/ Public Service Broadcasting, The Orielles, Honeyblood, The Blinders
3rd November – HER Fest Sheffield, The Leadmill, Sheffield w/ She Drew The Gun
23rd November – Old Blue Last, London w/ Table Scraps
Latest track: ‘Young Male Rage’