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Thursday 14 July 2022

Reborn Deaf Havana Record New Album In Hastings Before Playing An Instore @ Brighton Resident Music

Pop-rock outfit Deaf Havana who play an instore at Brighton Resident, this month, have released the heartfelt and honest, Nevermind, a stripped-back track which showcases the more vulnerable side of frontman James Veck-Gilodi's song-writing prowess.

James explains: 

"Nevermind is the second song we wrote for The Present is a Foreign Land and it is maybe my favourite on the record. 

"This song is about the back end of 2019/first few months of 2020, which was pretty much the lowest point of my life to date. I tried to channel that emotion into the vocals when I recorded it. 

"We tried to keep it simple on this with mainly keys, guitar and strings to really let the lyrics come through. 

"This one means a hell of a lot to me so I really hope people connect with it!"


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

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 three Top 10 albums in the Official Charts with Rituals.

Deaf Havana play an instore at Brighton Resident on Thursday 21st July 2022. CLICK HERE for info.

by: Mike Cobley




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