East London 4-piece, Dexters release their second album ‘We Paid For Blood’ today. The band have spent the last few years consistently touring, therefore evolving their sound whilst still maintaining a raw power and melody.
The second album, which is the follow up to the 2013 album ‘Shimmers Gold,’ takes influences from the political situation of 2015. Lead vocalist, Tom Rowlett, uses these issues lyrically to enhance the record sparked by the loss of his fathers job, forcing him to leave London. For Rowlett this signified everything that was wrong in modern Britain: property bubbles and gentrification forcing out the local working classes, a government that doesn’t care.
These issues were brought together to create an album of defiance, that’s lived a life and fought for a future. ‘’There’s a message, there’s a social conscience, reacting to the sh*t that’s happening around us. We love music, being on tour, playing to our fans and getting away from the boring side of life.’
With a great reception and huge crowds at the Isle Of Wight Festival and a few other summer festival appearances, the band get ready for a very busy end of 2015 with their month-long UK Tour which starts in November.
Download ‘Suburban Sex Dungeon’ free, a track from the new album here.
4 November NOTTINGHAM, Bodega
5 November DUNFERMLINE, PJ Malloys
6 November STOCKTON, Ku Bar
7 November SHEFFIELD, Rocking Chair
11 November STOKE, Sugarmill
12 November LIVERPOOL, Studio 2
13 November PRESTON, Ferret
14 November GLASGOW, The Garage (Attic Bar)
15 November ABERDEEN, The Tunnels
16 November EDINBURGH, Electric Circus
17 November MIDDLESBROUGH, The Keys
18 November LEEDS, Brudenell Games Room
19 November DERBY, The Venue
20 November SOUTHAMPTON, Joiners
21 November BRISTOL, The Lanes
24 November GUILDFORD, Boileroom
25 November MAIDSTONE, The Rafters
26 November ST. ALBANS, The Horn
27 November LONDON, The Lexington