Freiburg, Germany-based indie-punks THE DEADNOTES have revealed a new music video for ‘Ghost On The Ceiling’. It is the latest single from their recently released album ‘Courage‘ which is out now through their own newly-established label 22Lives Records.
Commenting on the subject matter, singer and guitarist Darius Lohmüller explains:
“This song is about hasty decisions made for the sake of a calm conscience, which only lead to make your problems worse and don’t help you achieve happiness in the long run”.
The song follows on from ‘Never Perfect’, another track in which mental health plays a key theme and the release of which marked the beginning of a charitable partnership with organisations (Help Musicians / Music Minds Matter and Ni9ht-H3lps-Mental Health Support) offering help to those affected by mental health issues.
The band are currently donating 1€ of every tour ticket and 3€ for every turquoise vinyl sold via their band shop, as well as collecting donations at live shows and with more contributions planned for the near future.
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).
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 European countries.
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.
To support the release of ‘Courage‘ the band had scheduled an extensive run of shows across Germany, France, Austria, Czech Republic and Switzerland. However, like many artists, have had to postpone a number of these shows in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the band has announced a series of rearranged dates, with more to follow as the situation develops – see below for updated listings.
22.05. Fürth (DE), Open-Air am Lindenhain
23.05. Braunschweig (DE), B58 Fest
11.06. Lörrach (DE), Wasserwerk Open-Air
24.07. Bad Wörishofen (DE), Soundfeld Festival
25.07. Schrobenhausen (DE), Noisehausen Festival
05.09. Paris (FR), Le Gambetta Club
08.09. Leeds (UK), LS6 Café
27.11. Freiburg (DE), Waldsee
‘Courage’ is out now via 22Lives Records and is available to order now via their label shop.