In life, some people are the product of their surroundings, and the same can be said about Hull noise-rock band Deadset. Formed in 2022 and inspired by the likes of New Order, Fontaines DC, and Interpol, Deadset are very much a testament to this, as their recent single, “Bleak,” demonstrates.
Written as both a commentary on what Deadset sees and how they feel in their native Hull, looking at the social issues the band views in the area and how that’s impacted and twisted their lives, the band are now premiering the equally hard-hitting new video.
Speaking about the subject of the track, vocalist Sam Mellors comments:
“There’s a really prevalent mutual feeling about the area we all live in. Its rife with boredom and it feels like everyone’s stuck in mundane, monotonous cycles here. Most people fall into traps of binge drinking or substance abuse to get away from it. It’s really hard not to fall into that trap when there’s genuinely nothing else to do. There’s still a great community of people here, everyone trying to make it a special place and it will always be a special place to us. It’s still difficult to get away from the fact a lot of people are struggling.”
Bassist Adam Arnold explains how these surroundings inspired the band:
“Deadset became a band because we wanted to escape that cycle, dream of something better and create new horizons for ourselves. It’s our own escape from the depressing reality around here.”
Expect more hard-hitting, unapologetic noise-rock from the Hull band in the near future. Until then, keep updated with Deadset’s news over at their official Instagram page.