James Veck-Gilodi plans to bring in the new at Slam Dunk this weekend.
Deaf Havana frontman James Veck-Gilodi has told Rock Sound that the band's performances at Slam Dunk this weekend will be dominated by new material from their forthcoming second album.
"We’re going to play four or five new songs this weekend," he said recently. "We really only play three old songs now, focusing on the new material is what we’ve been doing recently and when we did a couple of shows supported Feeder we actually played six new songs each night."
Buoyed by the positive response at Hit The Deck Festival in April the band will be "letting people hear the new songs" until the album comes out later this year, and when it does?
"I hope actual music fans listen to us once this album comes out," he continues. "I know beggars can’t be choosers but I don’t want people to listen to it because they think it might be cool. I hope real, interesting people like what we've made."
What would success look like further down the line?
"I’d love to release a song that is better than 'Friends Like These' so we could play that every gig instead," the singer laughs. "There is a new song 'I Will Try' or 'Little White Lies that could become a favourite, but we’ll just have to wait and see."
Deaf Havana play Slam Dunk North and South at 9.00pm on the Honour Over Glory Stage. For full stage times click here or here, follow the festival over the entire weekend on our Twitter and Facebook pages.