Dead Naked Hippies finally bring their post-punk sounds into 2018.
Thrashing into life in late 2016 with their caustic brand of punchy post-punk, Dead Naked Hippies seemed to have fallen off the radar, until now. The outfit has finally come out with their first track of 2018, in the form of the raw, gritty and atmospheric Guillotine.
Capturing the trio, and frontwoman Lucy Jowett especially, at their most honest both sonically and thematically, the track is well worth the wait and marks a step forward for the band. Opening with a low-key guitar and drum groove, before bursting into fiery life for a cathartic chorus courtesy of Jowett’s trademark vocals, this conflict of duelling musical identities echoes the lyrical messages being conveyed.
“Guillotine is an exploration of grief” Jowett explains, “It’s the fine line between wanting to retaliate to someone who has caused you hurt, versus choosing to cut out the dead weight they have created in your life.”