Track Of The Day: Dead Sons – Hangman

‘Remember remember, the 5th of November’ is how Dead Sons announced their latest single ‘Hangman’, and it is certainly not one to forget about! Taken from their forthcoming debut album ‘The Hollers and The Hymns’, the single represents a real coming of age for the band. Their honed sinful indie sound is more US desert than UK city, it’s menacing and delightfully monopolising and is epitomised within ‘Hangman’.

‘The Hollers and The Hymns’ has not received and official release date but we are sure it is on the horizon, we can’t wait any longer.

Pickup Hangman and b-side Electricity from HERE


Dead Sons Are Heading Back To The Studio!

The big news from the Dead Sons camp this week is that they’re heading back into the studio! Having recently recorded the tracks for their forthcoming album, the band have headed back to record B-side ‘Electricity’ for their next single ‘Hangman’ which will be released in October.

The best news is that they believe their album will be released shortly after! Definitely a release that we’re highly anticipating!

The band recently made a critically acclaimed performance at Sheffield’s Tramlines Festival.

For now, here’s their latest single Room 54

Sheffield: Music City

Sheffield in our opinion is one of, if not the greatest music city in the UK and arguably the world! Sure Manchester has produced a list of amazing bands as long as the Manchester Ship Canal, but the thing that is so attractive about Sheffield is how wide the spectrum is. For instance we are talking about a city that has produced The Human League and Def Leppard, Reverend and The Makers and Richard Hawley. All very different from one another. There is literally something for everyone.

Probably the most popular band from the South-Yorkshire city today would be the all conquering Arctic Monkeys. In recent years Arctic Monkeys have been something of a pioneering figure of what every unsigned act aspires to be. They seemingly, overnight, went from a few lads playing to the locals in The Grapes to headlining the Sheffield o2 Academy and being the most sought after band in the world back in January 2006. Having established themselves as one of the best British bands of their generation, the band have released four albums, one of which you can read about here. The band are currently planning their fifth release which is expected next year. Despite their travelling and living in other places, the band continue to be proud of their South-Yorkshire roots. You can see our five favourite Arctic Monkeys tracks here.

Another reason why we think Sheffield can be regarded as one of, if not the greatest music city in the world is the formation of Britpop legends, Pulp. Despite not garnering much attention until their fourth full length release ‘His ‘n’ Hers’ and having released the unmistakeable indie anthem ‘Common People’ from 1995 ‘Different Class’  the band have since become one of the most easily recognisable icons of British music. Since then, the band have released two albums, in our opinion their best in ‘The Is Hardcore’ and then later releasing ‘We Love Life’ before taking a hiatus and reforming to great acclaim last year. The band have recently confirmed their first show in Sheffield since the reform  which will take place on 8th December at Sheffield Motorpoint Arena. You can see our five favourite Pulp tracks here.

Sheffield has spawned some excellent musical talent and it is worth mentioning Reverend and The Makers. They may not be to everyones taste but here at The View From The Music, we believe that they don’t get the acclaim they deserve! Check out what we thought of their latest album here.

The future also looks very bight for the Sheffield music scene following the arrival of the Dead Sons and the Wet Nuns. The former being made up of two members of the popular naughties band Milburn and have recently recorded their much anticipated debut album which is perhaps set for release early next year.

We picked our four favourite Sheffield acts, VOTE for your favourite here!

Our next ‘Music City’ feature will take a look at what Manchester has to offer.

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Track Of The Week: Week Three: Dead Sons – Room 54

Winners of Track Of The Week winners for Week 3 are the Dead Sons with latest single ‘Room 54’. This is the second time The Dead Sons have been voted by you as Track Of The Week winners, stealing the crown in week one with ‘Junk Room’.

The Dead Sons have just finished recording their first ever album and have recently expressed their delight with the current buzz about it!

See you soon lads!

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Track Of The Day: Dead Sons – Room 54

A week or two ago, we reported that The Dead Sons had released Room 54 as a their latest single on 7″ vinyl and today, it is Track Of The Day. The track is racey, it’s sexy and adrenaline pumping. It reminds us of ‘Brianstorm’ by the Arctic Monkeys. The Dead Sons are one of our hotly tipped bands to break through in the coming years as they get better and better with each new release and we are very much looking forward to their debut album! Enjoy!


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WEEK ONE -Track of the Week Winners – DEAD SONS


Congratulations to the Dead Sons! You are our winner of our first ever Track Of The Week with ‘Junk Room’.

The Dead Sons burst on to the local music scene in 2010 with a performance at Sheffield’s now well established free music festival, Tramlines. The band have since gone from strength to strength in the underground music scene and this is purely down to their unique style and sound.

After playing to a capacity crowd at the Tramlines festival, the Dead Sons selected the Montgomery Theatre in Sheffield as the venue to release their brand new single ‘I Am The Lord’, which was proceeded by a UK tour. The single itself was released on a 7″ White Label vinyl and was very well received by their fans.

Following the success of the first single, the band decided to release our favourite, ‘Junk Room’ which they made available as a free download for their fans.  The release ‘Junk Room’ coincided with the Dead Sons being hand-picked by Sheffield giants, the Arctic Monkeys for their extra special homecoming show at Don Valley Bowl. This was the Dead Sons biggest show to date, playing in front of 10,000 people!

The boys from Sheffield have also released a track called ‘Berlin’ as a single, available as a free download. Since then, the band have gone on to release a fine E.P. called ‘Boom Boom’ which was accompanied by a UK tour in the Autumn of last year.

Recently the band have released another single, ‘Room 54’ on 7″ vinyl which is available from their website, check it out here!

We’ll bring you a review of the single once our copy reaches us, and hopefully we’ll be getting together with the band for a drink and a chat some time in the not to distant future!

Keep up the good work lads!


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