Deaf Havana couldn’t be more proud of their new album Rituals. Following on from 2017’s All Those Countless Nights, this new collection features a whole new approach along with some of the band’s darkest, most confessional lyrics yet. When the alt-rockers released the single Sinner in early July, fans were stoked by the new sounds and feelings they heard. Instead of guitars, this latest album is brimming with synths and electronica.
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“Deaf Havana’s new album isn’t what you’re expecting from the previously rock focused five piece – ‘Rituals’ is an explosion of pop colour.”
With last year’s ‘All These Countless Nights’, Deaf Havana finally became the band they wanted to be.
They found peace in their struggles, sounded comfortable in who they were and laid their demons to rest. The band had been through a lot, and you could tell.
Their debut album saw them as a screaming, hardcore mob until their then lead singer left. ‘Fools and Worthless Liars’, their first with James Veck-Gilodi upfront, was a fizzying mix of frustrated storytelling and brit-rock enthusiasm, while ‘Old Souls’ had more in common with Bruce Springsteen than Lower Than Atlantis or You Me At Six.
After triumphing on the Main Stage of Reading & Leeds in 2014, they disappeared. In the silence, they almost broke up. Two years later and the roar of ‘All These Countless Nights’ saved them.
What happened next, “was just the best year we’ve ever had as a band,” beams James. “It was just incredible. We toured more than we’ve ever had.”