Deaf Havana have announced a UK headline tour for February, to celebrate the release of their forthcoming fourth album, 'All These Countless Nights', released on January 27th 2017 on SO Recordings. The band will play the following venues:
17: MANCHESTER 02 Ritz
18: GLASGOW 02 ABC
20: BRISTOL 02 Academy
21: BIRMINGHAM 02 Academy
23: NORWICH UEA
24: LONDON 02 Forum Kentish Town
"We've been sitting on this album for so long now that I'm literally itching to get out on the road and play some new songs. It's been a long while since we have done a proper tour of the UK and to say I can't wait would be a tremendous understatement, 2017 will be a good one!" - James Veck-Gilodi
“We’re going to sing like we mean it, ‘cos I mean it this time,” sings James Veck-Gilodi on Deaf Havana’s earth-shaking new single, Sing. “I know I took you for granted but I hope I can change my mind…”
Sing is the sound of a band channelling three years of frustration into the biggest, boldest statement of their career so far. It takes all of Deaf Havana’s traditional qualities – soaring melodies, witty lyrics, an uncanny ability to make an emotional connection with rock’s heartland audience – and bolts on a riff so monstrous you can already hear this summer’s festival crowds going crazy for it.
That riff – which Veck-Gilodi says came from him subconsciously tapping into his inner Smashing Pumpkin – began as a fun doodle in rehearsals. Although the frontman initially thought it was too heavy to ever work in a DH song, he soon realised the band needed to expand its horizons.
2013’s brilliant Old Souls album had successfully catapulted the band into the UK rock big league. It crashed into the Top 10 of the UK's Official Albums Chart, earned rave reviews for its bravura songwriting and saw the band sell out ever bigger venues, appear higher up the bill at festivals and even support Veck-Gilodi’s hero, Bruce Springsteen.
“It made us feel like a proper band,” says Veck-Gilodi, after Deaf Havana’s many years on the fringes of the scene. “It stepped away from that emo-y world; there were a lot more layers to it and the songwriting was much more mature.”
“This album needs to take us to a higher level,” asserts Veck-Gilodi. “Not necessarily in terms of chart positions, because I don’t care about that. I just can’t wait for people to hear the album. We appreciate the fact that everyone’s waited this out with us. It’s going to be great.”
Because, this time around, Deaf Havana don’t just mean it, they mean business too.