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Deaf Havana Finalise Studio Plans

Rock Sound
Rock Sound 28 January 2011 at 16.10

Album two will be recorded in March by You Me At Six producer Matt O'Grady, full details inside.

Deaf Havana have confirmed that they start recording their new album with British producer and Fastlane guitarist Matt O'Grady (You Me At Six, Don Broco) in March before heading out as main support on the previously announced Underoath tour in April.

"With the new album I wanted to try and capture my feelings about youth in the songs," admits guitarist and singer James Veck-Gilodi. "I wanted to try and base the whole thing on a subject that everyone knows whilst also being very specific and personal to myself and my experience growing up. I wrote it with an underlaying theme of how growing older upsets me greatly and how the monotony of everyday life bores me, yet when I was 15 all I needed to be happy was a bottle of White Lightening and good company to have a great time."

In the middle of 2010 frontman Ryan Mellor left the band as the band were gaining in popularity and Deaf Havana's second album will be the first with lyrics penned solely by Veck-Gilodi. Pressure? Absolutely. "I almost gave up because it took me so long to write," he admitted. "But I'm pretty happy with it now. Lyrically I tried to keep the wording and phrases simple so that most people can immediately relate to it, or at least that's the excuse I'll use to hide the fact that I actually suck at writing words!"

The album will be released later in the year and according to the vocalist the as-yet-untitled effort's aim is to build on the template and success laid down by their recent single 'Smiles All Round', a song recorded with O'Grady' that catapulted the band forward and more than hinted at their extremely promising future as a quartet.

"It would be nice if people thought this was our first album in some ways because it is always going to be hard writing a follow up record after a member has left, especially being a screamer," he adds. "We obviously owe a lot to our first record but this is a progression and will mirror where we stand today. We've been through a lot of shit the past eighteen months and it's only been the last six months where things really felts like they coming together. Naturally, as a lot of bands have said recently, our music has matured and grown up and this record will reflect that. I'm very excited about getting it out!

Rock Sound will bring you more news on the album and recording process in the coming months, Deaf Havana's run supporting Underoath takes in the following shows:

12 - BRISTOL Bierkeller
13 - SHEFFIELD Leadmill
14 - BIRMINGHAM HMV Institute
15 - MANCHESTER Academy 2
16 - GLASGOW Garage
17 - NOTTINGHAM Rock City (Hit The Deck Fest co-headline)
19 - LONDON Koko
20 - BRIGHTON Concorde 2
21 - BOURNEMOUTH Old Fire Station

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