Following the release of their debut EP ‘Tell Me Lies’ in April 2016. Dead Ceremony are back with their new single ‘Oh Boy’, released 10.3.17. ‘Oh Boy’ is the first single to be released from their forthcoming album released later in 2017.
Stream ‘Oh Boy’ here: https://soundcloud.com/deadceremony/dead-ceremony-oh-boy/s-1kvsE
Oh Boy is a dynamic staggered crescendo of a song. Starting softly, with sampled chimes and vocals, each section that follows introduces something new and purposeful into the sound, be it: sub-bass, drums, guitar, lead synths, vocal samples or synth pads. The song continues to grow and build right up to its pay-off – a rousing purposeful pop chorus the band joyfully and satisfyingly delivers.
Speaking on the song DC say: Oh Boy is about doubting your sense of value and purpose to another person, and whether you should leave them for both yours and their sake: “I’m waiting for a change in my luck/ that’s tangible to my touch/ don’t wait too long/ find love with another”. It tries to reconcile the worry that the person you’re with would be better off without you, despite the fact they acknowledge your doubt: “Oh boy/ you don’t know what you’re looking for/ oh boy/ you look lost to me” and despite the fact you need them to be there when you feel like giving up: “when I feel lacking energy/ hold on to me”.
Dead Ceremony is a four-piece from Tunbridge Wells, Kent, made up of Christopher Stewart, David Trevillion, Neil Allen and Harry Pearce. Originally the solo-project of lead-singer and songwriter, Christopher, Dead Ceremony became a four-piece at the start of 2014. The band have cut their teeth over the last few years by working with Grammy Nominated producer Maths Time Joy and electronic producer Brassica, and releasing a steady run of acclaimed singles.
They have also honed their live show, performing a sold-out debut London gig at St Pancras Old Church, playing to a full tent at the BBC Introducing stage of T in the Park (http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e8phn3/acts/arn2rz#p02x56qx), and supporting the likes of Wolf Alice and Sam Sure.
With significant radio backing from BBC Introducing in Kent, support at a national level has come through from BBC Radio 1 (Huw Stephens) and BBC 6 Music, plus Radio X, Virgin Radio and full playlisting at Amazing Radio. Since the release of their debut EP in April 2016, the band has amassed over 300,000 Spotify plays.
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