Deathretro are based in Manchester but the punk energy that this single produces was founded in the countryside of Cumbria. The debut, self titled, album was released last year. Have a read, check out the live dates then get on this cracker of a single called ‘Exit Point’. It’s out on the 13th of May but you can hear it below. Get it on, jump about!
Plotting a rapid follow-up to their acclaimed 2021 debut album, the track arrives as the first insight of what the band confirm will be their upcoming second full studio release.
Whereas much of their debut album, ‘Deathretro’, was thrashed out during the band’s first incarnation almost 15 years ago, “Exit Point” stands as Deathretro’s first completely original composition in over a decade.
A frenzied post/punk thrill, it veers and swerves through surf-carved curvatures and barbed guitar prangs, as the band spout nihilistic lyrics for the end-of-days.
“In the bowels, the people scream. Humanity, it appeals to me. Dirty machine, a wretched beast, We give life to the old devil.” howl Deathretro here.
Touching on the darkest of themes with a white-hot intensity, “Exit Point” rages against religion and propaganda in a dystopian realm of vivid, Dantean imagination.
Having already aired the track live at a smattering of live fixtures, Adrian of Deathretro sums-up the response so far: “This is the only second album track that we have played live and to great reception…It’s punky, urgent, does it’s job and f**ks off”
Around the release Deathretro are lining up a run of Spring headline shows and Summer festival dates (including Bluedot and Kendal Calling) that will offer fans another opportunity to catch the band performing “Exit Point” live. Full dates are as follows:
DEATHRETRO – LIVE DATES
28th April – Oporto, Leeds
(w/ Deathretro / Neeta)
18th June – Gorilla, Manchester
(w/ Sea Fever / Riding the Low / Deathretro
+ DJ sets from Gillian Gilbert & Stephen Mortis (New Order) & Chris Hawkins (BBC6 Music))
24th July – Bluedot
30th July – Kendal Calling