It’s Halloween tomorrow – All Hallow’s Eve, the night where all sorts of spooky happenings and evil deeds are done.
It’s also a night where folk from around the country get dressed up in costumes and facepaint and meet friends to imbibe substances which may cause them to have an out of body experience….or wake up the next morning not knowing where they are. It’s dangerous out there on 31st October…
One Irish group who have captured the dark spirit of Halloween in musical format are Yeh Deadlies, who will launch their ‘The Dead Living EP’ this very evening (Saturday 30th October) on Popical Island at an invite-only gig at the Shebeen Chic.
The Yeh Deadlies – Annie, Padraig, Jonny and Dave – have released two EPs and a 7” single to date, and have also contributed songs to compilations including 2010’s Popical Island #1.
The band say the EP “explores loss, self-determination, pop music, spookiness, and the truism that you can never go home…” – and the working title for the release was ‘The Halloween EP‘. If you’re a fan of sparky, unabashed guitar-based pop with an indie sensibility, then you’ll love Yeh Deadlies – their debut album, ‘The First Book Of Lessons’, is due for release next year.
This EP sees them experimenting with a darker sound – from the spooky whispered vocals in ‘Ghost’ to the countrified elements in ‘Telstar of the County Down’, it’s a deadly blast from start to finish.
My favourite? The sweet-yet-deadly ‘Vampire!’
YEH DEADLIES – GHOST
YEH DEADLIES – THE BALLAD OF COVER ARTIST UNKNOWN
YEH DEADLIES – THE ONLY INNOCENT GHOUL OUT ON HALLOWEEN
YEH DEADLIES – VAMPIRE!
YEH DEADLIES – HELL IS THE WAGES OF SIN
YEH DEADLIES – TELSTAR OF THE COUNTY DOWN