Southampton based The Dead Freight’s have returned with a much darker sound, placing a grungy twist on The Beach Boys’ song title ‘Sufferin’ Safari’. Their new genre-defying record ‘Sufferin’ Safari’ refuses to be confined to traditional song structures, showcasing the band’s fearless experimentation. Restless beats and a 70s style fuzz on the guitars creates a dynamic alt-rock sound, showcasing The Dead Freight’s sonic evolution.
Discussing the new single, lead vocalist Charlie James reveals: “The first time I sung the lyric ‘All my bad dreams make sense, but the wet ones don’t’ to friends, they laughed. Although, in reality there’s probably a sad truth to it. I’ve always liked it when the lyrics carry a sense of comic tragedy.”
Having built up a loyal listenership in the south of England, The Dead Freights are now making themselves known on a national scale. Crowned BBC Radio Solent’s ‘Track of the Week’, as well as This Feeling’s ‘Track of the Day’, the band’s 2020 singles ‘Stray Dogs’ and ‘Fever and the Thunder’ also received airplay across the UK. Set for great things, this four-piece prodigy is certainly one to watch.