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DEADLETTER announce debut album, Hysterical Strength

22 April 2024, 17:30 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

DEADLETTER have announced their debut album, Hysterical Strength, alongside lead single, "Mere Mortal" and a raft of new UK and EU headline tour dates.

Lead singer Zac Lawrence says about the song: "Though Mere Mortal was written in the wake of personal tragedy, its intention is not to convey the sentiment of subjective grief, but to act as an undoubtedly relatable tale of loss and longing for all those who themselves have been faced with and have had to navigate the confusing, painful landscape that bereavement leaves one confronted by."

Alongside the single, the newly announced tour dates will see DEADLETTER perform across Munich, Vienna, Berlin, Antwerp and many other European cities before they land in the UK to play in Bristol, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow, before finishing with a headline show at Electric Brixton on 16 November.

The world is brutal but there are cherry trees in blossom. This is the philosophy that underpins DEADLETTER, and their debut album Hysterical Strength.

“It's punishing but there's also fucking beauty out there,” explains frontman Zac Lawrence, who, with life-long friends Alfie Husband and George Ullyott, and Poppy Richler, Sam Jones and Will King, have created a record that, right down to its title, relishes the contradictions of modern life. “Being able to take something disgusting or disgraceful and make it sound nice through the power of music, that juxtaposition appeals to me,” Lawrence adds.


  1. Credit To Treason
  2. More Heat!
  3. Mother
  4. Bygones
  5. A Haunting
  6. It Flies
  7. Hysterical Strength
  8. Relieved
  9. Deus Ex Machina
  10. Practise Whilst You Preach
  11. Mere Mortal
  12. Auntie Christ

Hysterical Strength is set for release on 13 September via SO Recordings.

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