“‘Dead Dreamers’, the first grizzly taste of a new full-length, shows no signs of letting up on devilish intent. Frontman Matt Marcantonio is caught between crosshairs, chanting sarcastic “doo doos” sleazy, basement-dwelling riffs. There are hints of ‘Showbiz’-era Muse and pre-stadium Biffy Clyro. In other words, Demob Happy are rock giants in the making.” – NME
“The barbed, fidgeting ‘Dead Dreamers,’ sees Demob retaining thatsamefuzz, but sneaking in (whisper it) a mega-dose of Muse-nodding stadium ambition, too.” – DIY Magazine
Premiere Puppet Filled Video For “Dead Dreamers” With EARMILK
On The Road With Gang Of Youths
Photo Credit: Old Swiss
UK outfit DEMOB HAPPY’s music video for “Dead Dreamers” has just premiered exclusively at EARMILK. “Dead Dreamers”, which EARMILK called a “bouncy jam full of fuzz and thrusting, tight guitar work”, is the newest single to come from the band, distributed through Atlantic Records’imprint Taste and Tone.
The video for “Dead Dreamers” features puppet versions of the Newcastle, England rockers who, over the course of the video, chase the dream of becoming their human counterparts. Demob Happy gave their perspective of the video to EARMILK: “It’s the fruit of a long weekend and three spare puppets to mess with. We grew up watching Jim Henson films like Dark Crystal, that was our childhood, and it’s the sort of idea you conjure up but never think you’ll do. Then we ended up with these spare puppets and we couldn’t afford actors so we got all our friends together and made it over a lost weekend. We just fucked around till we got something good.”
The “Muppets gone dark rock”-inspired video for “Dead Dreamers” is sure to gain as much praise as the single itself. NME said “There are hints of ‘Showbiz’-era Muse and pre-stadium Biffy Clyro. In other words, Demob Happy are rock giants in the making.” The Guardian astutely applauded the band as “a joyride through rock’s sleazier back alleys.” With the fuzzy guitars, bouncing bass, and frontman Matt Marcantonio’s ability to emote the gritty and the pretty aspects of madness and euphoria conveyed in the track.
Demob Happy have asserted themselves as an unstoppable sonic force since their inception. From playing basements gigs in their own coffee shop-come-studio HQ, the Nowhere Man Café, sold-out headline shows across the UK and Europe, and appearances at Reading & Leeds, The Great Escape and SXSW, the band makes no plan on stopping their upward trajectory. Looking ahead, Demob Happy are currently working with Tom Dalgety (Pixies, Ghost, Royal Blood) on their upcoming album.
Confirmed to support The Cribs across the UK at shows including London’s The Forum on May 18th, Demob Happy will also support Gang Of Youths in May, all dates listed below.
Demob Happy is Matt Marcantonio (vocals / bass), Adam Godfrey (guitar / vocals), and Thomas Armstrong (drums / vocals). “Dead Dreamers” was produced by Tom Dalgety, and fans can check out more about Demob Happy here: http://demob-happy.com.