Preview: Deaf Havana at Southampton Guildhall (17/10/2013)

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The release of Old Souls this year introduced a new sound to the fans of the Norfolk 6-piece Deaf Havana, transitioning from their previous post-hardcore din to a more pop-punk sound. With influences ranging from Jimmy Eat World to Nirvana, this band is set for a steady rise to the top, having supported Bruce Springsteen at Hard Rock Calling and their numerous festival slots this summer. Their Southampton date is the first of their UK tour with Charlie Simpson and Big Sixes to celebrate the release of their latest album.

Deaf Havana formed back in 2005 after the original boys; Ryan Mellor (lead vocals), James Veck-Gilodi and Sebastian Spitz (guitarists), Lee Wilson (bassist) and Tom Ogden (drummer), met at The College of West Anglia. Originally signing to A Wolf at Your Door Records in 2008, they recorded their first album, Meet Me Halfway, a year later. The departure of Mellor lead to Veck-Gilodi taking charge of vocals and the beginning of their work on their 2011 album Fools and Worthless Liars, which was later re-released with a more acoustic sound. The band have gone from strength to strength, and definitely have a successful future ahead of them.

Tickets are available for their upcoming tour here

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