If shouty vocals, spikey guitars and a furious amount of cowbell isn’t your thing, then you should probably move on because the DEADLETTER’s Good Old Days is just that. Released on May 1st, the single brings with it a high-energy fusion of post-punk and rock that’s bound to hit a nerve.
The musically adventurous DEADLETTER aren’t afraid to take a leap outside the traditional punk aesthetic, opening Good Old Days with a hooky, unrelenting bass line that has an almost hypnotic effect. Weaving around are numerous layers of choppy rhythmed guitars that sound as if they would be quite at home humming through the sacred spaces of Liverpool’s Cavern Club. It’s a catchy foot-tapper with the percussion putting its stamp on the melody in the form of cowbells and woodblocks that add some texture and depth.
Good Old Days isn’t an overly showy post-punk song that overwhelms the vocals with noise. DEADLETTER have been smart enough to allow them to take centre stage; a wordy, insistent mesh of relentless energy that has that unique storytelling quality reminiscent of The Sultans Of Ping FC or John McCrea.
Thankfully, there is no inauthenticity in DEADLETTER’s delivery of Good Old Days. In pure punk form, it’s in your face from start to finish, and I love it. Check it out now!