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Listen to Deafheaven’s Maida Vale session for the Radio 1 Rock Show

Last week Deafheaven popped into London’s Maida Vale Studios to record a session for the Radio 1 Rock Show. It was aired last night but, if you missed it or just fancy giving it another go, you can check it out below.

The band played

– Brought To The Water
– Gifts For The Earth
– Baby Blue
– Come Back

“Everyone’s just got better at their instruments so there’s room for everyone to do their thing. There’s a greater sense of urgency and it’s much more concise to a point, which is something we consciously wanted to do. It’s a mixture of that idea and just knowing you’re doing something that you weren’t doing before,” explains George Clark on the band’s new album ‘New Bermuda‘.

“Before ‘Sunbather’ came out we were homeless,” he continues. “It was a hard few years and we started touring a lot, we toured all the time and we were playing a different city every day. It was such a fast pace and by the time we’d gotten home, the record had done better and we were financially on our feet so I moved to Los Angeles. I got the apartment, I got the girlfriend and we got a dog. It was everything I ever wanted, at least for the past five years. I wanted a normal life. I wanted some stability because I lacked that. That regret that comes with living this lifestyle. When you’re on tour for that long, you’re used to that lifestyle of everything going a hundred miles an hour then it immediately drops down to zero. You get home, you get back into a routine and I found myself really unhappy with that routine. I started thinking, what is it about me that makes it so I’m still unhappy? I started digging into that idea. This is everything I’ve ever wanted and I have it and I’m realising it’s not really what I want or it’s not what I thought it was going to be. That idea of false promise made me really bitter, unfortunately. That’s what the record has to deal with.”

The band are currently on tour around Europe.

14 London – Heaven, UK
15 Brussels – Ancienne Belgique, Belgium
17 Copenhagen – Amager Bio, Denmark
18 Stockholm – Debaser Medis, Sweden
19 Oslo – Sentrum Scene, Norway
20 Gothenburg – Pustervik, Sweden
22 Hamburg – Uebel @ Gefaehrlich, Germany
23 Koln – Gebauede9, Germany
24 Berlin – Musik & Frieden, Germany
25 Dresden – Beatpol, Germany
28 Vienna – Arena, Austria
30 Munich – Feierwerk, Germany
31 Zurich – Rote Fabrik, Zwitserland

01 Karlsruhe – Jubez, Germany

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