Deaf Havana have released their brand new anthemic single, On The Wire. And when we tell you that you should listen to it then best believe it’s a stunner. With James Veck-Gilodi’s signature raw yet soaring vocals, the track talks about self-assurance and determination. It’s one we certainly cannot wait to hear live!
They have also revealed the official music video directed by longtime collaborator Jon Stone. It’s a striking visual explosion of the track, which harnesses the raw power of the bands’ performance.
Matty Veck-Gilodi explains, “On The Wire was the first song that James and I wrote together after spending over a year apart. It came together in a matter of hours and signalled the first moment that we really felt the need to continue Deaf Havana. Immediately upon writing the chorus we felt like we had written our biggest song yet and got us fervently excited about what the future could hold.
The song itself deals with finding the strength in the struggle to make the positive changes in your life – whilst not necessarily being the easy ones. It’s about growing older, pulling yourself together after wasted nights repeating the same damaging mistakes and through that finding the hope that you can change for the better.”
On The Wire joins previously released singles, Kids and Going Clear which will all appear on forthcoming album, The Present Is A Foreign Land. The highly-anticipated body of work spans 12 tracks written entirely by brothers James and Matty Veck-Gilodi, and will be released on 15th July.
Deaf Havana will appear at Slam Dunk Festival on 3rd and 4th June, alongside Alexisonfire, The Wonder Years and Meet Me At The Altar, plus many more. Tickets are on sale now here. The pop-rockers were recently invited by Don Broco to support them at London’s historic Royal Albert Hall. They played a very special show on behalf of Teenage Cancer Trust. Shortly before this, the duo made a triumphant return to the stage at a sold out intimate show at Lafayette in London.
In 2020, Deaf Havana were ready to go their separate ways after a decade together, but then the pandemic hit and they had no choice but to stop. Despite the band making the tough decision to call it a day, Matty continued to write songs and it was this that brought him and brother James back together after a turbulent few months. The two-piece decided to continue as Deaf Havana, and holed themselves up in a studio in Hastings with producer Mike Horner (Hot Chip, Jess Glynne, YONAKA and more). The result is The Present Is A Foreign Land; a mature and accomplished body of work.
Deaf Havana have risen through the ranks during their time as a band, earning themselves coveted accolades including three Top 10 albums in the Official Charts with Rituals, All These Countless Nights, and Old Souls. 2018 saw them play their biggest headline show to date at Brixton Academy, alongside appearances at festivals such as Reading & Leeds, Mad Cool and Pukkelpop. Since then, Deaf Havana have played a sold out German headline tour, their biggest UK headline tour and their debut festival headline slot, at 2000 Trees.