DEADLETTER share new single ‘Relieved’ | Debut album ‘Hysterical Strength’ out 13th September via SO Recordings



DEADLETTER share new single ‘Relieved’

Debut album Hysterical Strength out 13th September via SO Recordings

UK / EU headline tour dates through Oct and Nov


DEADLETTER are today sharing new single ‘Relieved’, the latest track to be taken from forthcoming debut album Hysterical Strength (13th September via SO Recordings). ‘Relieved’ follows lead single ‘Mere Mortal’ – which saw a raft of early media support and landed on the BBC 6 Music playlist – and the incendiary follow-up ‘Mother’. Today’s new single finds its motivation in discomfort, the band delivering one of the album’s saxophones-to-the-front heavy hitters

Lead singer Zac Lawrence says about the song: “Ever been collared by the most bizarre person in a smoking area and wondered how to escape? Too polite to simply turn your back on said oddball? Relieved is about this very British problem of over-minding one’s manners and the inability to remove oneself from an encounter that oozes discomfort.”

Produced by famed British producer Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Adele), the album’s opening statements make for a model introduction to a record of exploratory art-punk that brews malevolent atmospheres and searches darkened corridors for clarity amongst the cacophony of chaos.

Hear ‘Relieved’ on streaming services here and share via YouTube below.

Pre-order debut album Hysterical Strength HERE.



More about DEADLETTER and debut album Hysterical Strength

The world is brutal but there are cherry trees in blossom. This is the philosophy that underpins DEADLETTER, and their bruising, beautiful 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, may just have turned in one of 2024’s most urgent and vital listens – 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. The result is twelve tracks of motorik rhythms and angular guitars, adorned by smoky saxophone and baritone-belted lyrics about flickering television sets and dilapidated town centres decked with decapitated bodies. Its strengths are hysterical indeed.

In their short time releasing music the band has picked up support from the likes of BBC Radio 1, Clash, DIY, Dork, Kerrang!, Metro, NME, So Young, The Times, and also landed on the 6 Music playlist. They’ve sold out shows across the UK and Europe and in October 2024 will begin their biggest headline run to date.


Alfie Husband – Drums
George Ullyott – Bass
Poppy Richler – Saxophone
Sam Jones – Guitar
Will King – Guitar
Zac Lawrence – Vocals

DEADLETTER – Hysterical Strength 2024 headline tour dates

Tickets are available to buy here

26 Sept – Empire, Belfast, NI
27 Sept – Dolan’s Kasbha, Limerick, IE
28 Sept – TheGrand Social, Dublin, IE
11 Oct – Le Grand Mix, Tourcoing, FR
12 Oct – La Maroquinerie, Paris, FR
14 Oct – Les Abbatoirs, Cognac, FR
16 Oct – Cafe Berlin, Madrid, ESP
17 Oct – Razz 3, Barcelona, ESP
19 Oct – Covo, Bologna, IT
20 Oct – Arci Belleza, Milan, IT
22 Oct – Exil, Zurich, CH
23 Oct – Strom, Munich, DE
24 Oct – Arena, Vienna, AUT
25 Oct – Bike Jesus, Prague, CZ
26 Oct – Frannz, Berlin, DE
28 Oct – Molotow, Hamburg, DE
29 Oct – Gebaude 9, Cologne, DE
30 Oct – Trix, Antwerp, BE
31 Oct – Les Primeurs de Massy, Massy, FR
02 Nov – Doornroosje, Nijmegen, NL
03 Nov – Maassilo, Rotterdam, NL
04 Nov – Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam, NL
06 Nov – Thekla, Bristol, UK
07 Nov – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK
08 Nov – Band on the Wall, Manchester, UK
09 Nov – Stylus LUU, Leeds, UK
10 Nov – St Lukes, Glasgow, UK
12 Nov – The Cluny, Newcastle, UK
13 Nov – Crookes Social Club, Sheffield, UK
14 Nov – Chalk, Brighton, UK
16 Nov – Electric Brixton, London, UK