Rising indie-rock outfit Dead Freights return with a brand new track ‘Call Me On The Wild Side’, lifted from the upcoming debut album due in April 2024 on Gary Powell’s (The Libertines) 25 Hour Convenience Store Records. This follows on from their last superb single, ‘How Much To Call My Daddy‘, and having toured the UK in 2022 with The Libertines, followed by a series of successive sold out London shows.
The band say:
“Our new single ‘Call Me Wildside’ is a mash-up of two classic hits filtered through their distinct brand of scuzzy rock n’ roll. Just as Lou Reed paired curb-side narratives with pop sensibilities, so do we in merging Reed’s own ‘Walk On The Wild Side’ and Carly Rae Jepsen’s millennial smash hit ‘Call Me Maybe’. This daring combo is matched with an equally provocative music video, where upon frontman Charlie mimics Holly’s hitchhiked trip from Miami, FL to confront a council estate pub with a cross-dressing performance”.
Gary Powell adds: “The Dead Freights are a unique beast, in that they have taken all of the ‘best bits’ that influence them musically and otherworld creatively, to produce a body of work that encapsulates whom they are as individuals and as a band. It is an absolute pleasure to not only sign them to my label 25 Hour Convenience Store because of their creative brilliance but also to produce them – and there was no better backdrop for this than our own Albion Room Studios.”
Cooler and with more swagger than Lou Reed managed to inject. It’s a dirty back alley bar version that also highlights the band’s unique brilliance and clever arrangement of a well known track – a track they have made their own. More please lads.
Check it out, here