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The Dead Formats

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Debut album ‘At Sixes And Sevens’ out 17th September 2012 via Visible Noise. Get it now on
iTunes, Amazon, Play.com (physical), Play.com (digital), HMV.

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With a punk attitude and a desire to never be pinned to a single genre, The Dead Formats are an Essex sextet who believe in pushing boundaries both musically and socially.

The band released their debut self-titled mini album to critical acclaim - “Compelling listening” (Kerrang) “The Dead Formats may have inadvertently stumbled upon greatness. 8/10” (Rock Sound) for their recorded output, and received rave reviews for their subsequent touring - “Exceptional! 10/10” (Rock Sound). They were also personally selected by the mighty Lostprophets for support on their UK live dates.

The band have often been compared to the likes of Gallows and Lostprophets, and perhaps this is more stylistically true than one might think. All three bands have used driving guitar music and great bands from the past as a springboard into their own sound, and all three bands’ sounds remain ultimately undefinable. The Dead Formats are undeniably British - in their accents, their style, their attitude and their influences. Their strongest roots lie in 70’s punk bands such as The Jam, The Buzzcocks and The Sex Pistols but as bass guitarist Jon Poulten says, “It’s not about reliving the past with our music, though at the same time it’s definitely something worth remembering.”

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  • empatheticvegan

    Underrated [2]

    30 Jan 7:08am Reply
  • kayto1996

    these guys are great - underrated

    4 Sep 2013 Reply
  • o0Austen0o

    so good

    16 Jul 2012 Reply
  • CityOfDoors

    Can't wait for the new album to come out!

    29 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Gangsta-Dewasta

    Really nice.

    25 Jan 2010 Reply
  • fuzzle3

    top notch!

    21 Jun 2009 Reply
  • o0Austen0o

    yes!

    15 May 2009 Reply
  • borre65

    Great "Step It Up" Great

    9 May 2009 Reply
  • stronglook

    Saturday August 30th 2pm - 3am BROOMFIELDS FESTIVAL @Barhouse Live DRUMS OF DEATH YOUR FRIENDS ARE ARCHITECTS THE DEAD FORMATS THE BADICAL ONE OF TWELVE MEGATRON CATHOUSE GHOSTWOOD SHANKS PENNYROYAL Dj's FOAMO NIYI KOOL KIDS KLUB RESIDENTS - THAT BOY KANA & S.I.S.T.E.M CROSSBONES QUAILMAN ADVERB HOUSEARREST NO-N-O & TLGB POCOBAWA'S DISCO DE MORT BADSPELLER KORKUS JP / RO / DEV /LEPSY / AVTEX MARK WRONGSON THE DEAD FORMATS SOUNDSYSTEM £5 all day This event will be filmed by STRONG LOOK so expect videos up on youtube.com/benloom in the days after the event X STRONG LOOK

    15 Aug 2008 Reply

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