While we spend most of our collective spare time organising and running our DIY Punk gigs, we also sometimes manage to squeeze in some time on something even more ambitious. Over three years ago now we released our first ever record as Scary Clown Records, and we’re now proud to say SCP0002 is released; DEADITES II by The Deadites.
The album was nearing completion just as the pandemic hit, which scuppered planned meetings with the band – so everything went on hold for a bit until we realised the lockdowns weren’t going to ease up for some time.
So somehow we managed to produce a slab of vinyl for the band without physically meeting up! We should be taking delivery of the physical copies next week. The band has produced their own insert, with photos and song lyrics. We’ve been big fans of the Deadites for MANY years – their songs are heartfelt and uplifting – and have the unique laid-back yet energetic sound that defines the Deadites for us.
Probably the most under-rated bands in the DIY scene – they have played MPF and more SCP gigs than any other band (probably on par with Wonk Unit), and while few have probably heard of them outside the local area, touring bands who play with them are always blown away. It’s time we helped our first label’s band get out there and heard. They are the loveliest chaps – they’d probably play for chips*, they just love playing their music in front of good people.
You can order your copy in our shop (£12 plus postage), or try and get to a gig and by in person – The Deadites will be playing our big Skate-aid 8 all-dayer.
*they probably would like me to clarify chips & cash!
Here’s a couple of tracks from the album to sample…
|1. Happiness = Reality – Expectations|
|2. Full Circle|
|4. No Sleep in Nola|
|5. On the Way Out (Video on Facebook)|
|7. The Original|
|8. Land of the Free, Temporary Home of The Dave|
|9. My Guy (lyric video on YouTube)|
|10. Deep Cuts|
|11. Feline Fine|