Screen-Shot-2015-08-15-at-09.57.11HAILING from Atlanta and fronted by the elusive and magnetic Bradford Cox, those who are unfamiliar with the unkempt yet glorious rock ‘n’ roll of Deerhunter are sadly missing out on a special band. Working relentlessly for the better part of 15 years, the group have released six records of raucous and aloof material that has proved that they can’t be deterred from taking their music in any direction they see fit; particularly on the absolutely manic 2010 breakout LP Halcyon Digest which still sounds as fresh today as it did on first listen.

Returning after a two year stint of relative recuperation, they’ve revealed the impactful ‘Snakeskin’ as well as a whole host of tour and album news.

Managing to produce a riff that sounds all at once familiar and completely alien is a considerable feat and one which they have achieved on their first offering since 2013’s Monomania; with ‘Snakeskin’ taking its cue from the slacker rock tendencies of Pavement and Guided By Voices alongside slick and polished glam rock. Cox sounds particularly enigmatic on this effort, neglecting some of his more convoluted phrasings in favour of a style that’ll birth comparisons to Iggy Pop during The Idiot period. Dabbling with elements of orchestral instrumentation whilst contorting them in order to create something less delicate and more towards dissonance, it’s something which must be heard to be fully comprehended.

‘Snakeskin’ is the first track to be taken from forthcoming new LP Fading Frontier which shall be released on the 16th October 2015 via 4AD. In addition to this, the five piece have also divulged a string of UK live dates including a gig at Glasgow’s SWG3.

Watch the track’s video and get the full details regarding their tour below:


30th October- All Saints Church, Brighton 
31st October- Music Week, Liverpool 
1st November- Button Factory, Dublin 
3rd November- SWG3, Glasgow 
4th November- Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
6th November- Gorilla, Manchester 
7th November- Shepherds Bush Empire, London