Listening Post

Leeds’ Deadwall don’t back off the big issues as they share new track ‘Heartlands’

There's some weighty subject matter tackled on 'The Zero Cliff', and a new track here 'Heartlands'

In the time between Deadwall albums, keys player Christopher Duffin made a record with Hookworms’ Matthew Benn under the name XAM Duo.

Truth be told, that was our my route into Deadwall. Now, Christopher and his bandmates have turned their attention back to their band as they prepare to release their second album ‘The Zero Cliff’, the follow-up to 2014’s ‘Bukimi no Tani’.

They’ve announced the news by sharing a new track ‘Heartlands’ – a propulsive, cosmic indie-rock number.

Deadwall say the new album is inspired by a number of books: God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens, This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein, The Cloudspotter’s Guide by Gavin Pretor-Pinney and We by Yevgeny Zamyatin. They say as a whole, it tackles the theme of “change” and all the facets of life that encompasses. That means, lyrically the album visits topics like “religion, climate change, neo-liberalist economics, the oil & gas industry, death and rebirth.”

‘The Zero Cliff’ will be released on Hatch Records on March 24th.