And it's set to be their only UK headliner this year.
Earlier this month, Deaf Havanaannounced all of the details around their upcoming fifth studio album 'Rituals', and today they've announced when we'll get to hear it live.
Making their only UK headline appearance for 2018, Deaf Havana will be playing London's Brixton Academy on Friday, December 07.
Speaking about their upcoming album 'Rituals', frontman James Veck-Gilodi says “It feels quite self-indulgent. This is the first time I feel like I have made an album that is all for me, written purely for my own enjoyment. I understand that I might alienate some people who might not ‘get’ the album, but I am so fortunate that the band are behind me all the way. Everyone is super excited to get out on the road and play all these songs live.”
Tickets for Deaf Havana's show at Brixton are on sale this Friday, and tickets are available here.
We recently caught up with James to talk through 'Rituals'. Here's a taster:
WHAT DO YOU FEEL YOUR INTENTIONS ARE GOING FORWARD? "I want to make people dance. I want to make people happy even though some of these songs are the darkest songs that I’ve ever written. I don’t think I really went in with any actual intentions though. I want to keep all our fans if we can. I know we are going to alienate some people, which sucks, but if they really listen to it they will realise it’s the same miserable lyrics and same chord progressions. I’d also love to appeal to new fans. It’s the same sort of shit that we always want to do. I want to go to new countries and I want to continue to grow. If that doesn’t happen, I guess it was one step too far. Essentially I’m going to enjoy playing these songs more than any other songs in the past. I’m not going to be one of the musicians who plays the same genre of music and writes the same record over and over again. I can’t keep playing emo-rock. I feel like I’m lying to myself. Something radical had to happen. This record needs to go better than anything we have ever done or it has to flop. I’m happy with both outcomes. We just needed a drastic change."