Dead Slow Hoot - Est. MMXIII
Bittersweet, anthemic, melancholy alt rock made in Sheffield.
Dead Slow Hoot combine poetic lyricism with rich musical textures and sparse sonic landscapes to fill your ears with melancholy musings. After the release of their EP 'I Suppose They Were Better Off As Dead' in 2016, Dead Slow Hoot have progressed to playing larger and larger stages, receiving critical praise from the likes of Steve Lamacq, BBC Radio 6 Music in the process.
Returning after 2 years of perfecting their live and studio craft, their debut album No Reunions is an ambitious step forward from their past releases twisting and turning in surprising ways, moving from instant-earworm melodies to ferocious blasts of discordant noise influenced by post-punk. With a broader sonic palette drawing from influences as varied as experimental electronica, expansive shoegaze and chamber rock, Dead Slow Hoot sing of a world and psyche in crisis. The sincere and passionate lyrics speak of affluence and anxiety, phobia and rage, depression and reaction - the deeply personal side of the political.
‘Mindblowingly beautiful’ - Christian Carlisle, BBC Introducing
'Frontman Hugo Lynch delivers powerful, poignant vocals that culminate into an impressive mix of reverb drenched guitar riffs, dreamy melodies and energetic drums that will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand to attention and demand more' - English Rain Records
'Sounds like a haunting version of the Doctor Who theme if it were written by Danny Elfman and directed by Tim Burton as a glam rock opera' - Backseat Mafia