James Leonard Hewitson’s “Deader” Pretty Much Sums Up Our Adulthood

Garage rock

Photo: Lily Henderson

As adults, we need a constant dose of garage rock that empathizes with our existential pain through pain-numbing riffage and echoes that help us abate our quarter-whatever crisis. UK artist James Leonard Hewitson gifts us “Deader” – a shiny piece of garage rock that serves as our emotional Advill and therapist that pretty much sums up our C+ adulting. And contrary to its title, “Deader” actually reinvigorates you and makes you feel a bit more alive at the end. Why? Coz it’s pure self-therapeutic melody:

“Deader” is the first taste of James’ upcoming debut album Only the Noise Will Save Me, which will be out this fall via Butterfly Effect Records. For more details, go ask him in person:

28 June – Think Tank? Underground, Newcastle

03 July – XPO North, Inverness

12 July – Pop Recs, Sunderland

13 July – Voodoo Café, Darlington

19 July – The Georgian Theatre, Stockton-on-tees