Dead Freights has today released their new video for the single titled ‘Call Me On The Wildside’ via 25 Hour Convenience Store. More than just an amalgamation of Lou Reed and Carly Rae Jepsen, we get the birth of something new. Something fresh. Something to behold. A slacker rock anthem meant for everything look ahead of the curve. A feeling of what is yet to, hopefully come. Androgyny as an anthem. A call to arms, if you will, to find a new way to define us all. As individuality, maybe? Do yourself a favor and listen for yourself so maybe you can listen to yourself.
About Dead Freights
Rising indie-rock outfit Dead Freights return with a brand new track ‘Call Me On The Wildside’, lifted from the upcoming debut album due in April 2024 on Gary Powell’s (The Libertines) 25 Hour Convenience Store Records.
Following on from recent single, ‘How Much To Call My Daddy’, ‘Call Me On The Wildside’ delivers three and a half minutes of pure, unadulterated hi-octane rock and roll. It is an adrenaline fuelled rush to the cerebral cortex and the band’s live shows are a testament to that, having toured the UK in 2022 with The Libertines, followed by a series of successive sold out London shows.
The band say: “Our new single ‘Call Me Wildside’ is a mash-up of two classic hits filtered through their distinct brand of scuzzy rock n’ roll. Just as Lou Reed paired curb-side narratives with pop sensibilities, so do we in merging Reed’s own ‘Walk On The Wild Side’ and Carly Rae Jepsen’s millennial smash hit ‘Call Me Maybe’. This daring combo is matched with an equally provocative music video, whereupon frontman Charlie mimics Holly’s hitchhiked trip from Miami, FL to confront a council estate pub with a cross-dressing performance”.
Gary Powell adds: “The Dead Freights are a unique beast, in that they have taken all of the ‘best bits’ that influence them musically and otherworld creatively, to produce a body of work that encapsulates whom they are as individuals and as a band. It is an absolute pleasure to not only sign them to my label 25 Hour Convenience Store because of the their creative brilliance but also to produce them – and there was no better backdrop for this than our own Albion Room Studios.”
Dead Freights create anthems for the generation Z of misfits, punks and goths, driving the reemergence of guitar music in what finally constitutes a genuine global revival. Their music is of beauty and violence, sonically and lyrically, that’s brought the likes of Steve Lamacq to their first east London headline in the spit and sawdust Road Trip bar, to the Future Sounds of Jack Saunders, through the old fashioned romance of word of mouth.Their aim is to unite every member of the crowd in singing every word at future Dead Freights shows, no matter how different their identity and story, because that’s the point in what’s happening with this scene, and Dead Freights could be its next biggest protagonist.
Dead Freights hope to take you on a journey of discovery that will eventual lead you to their album launch in April 2024.