Deadbeat Records are proud to announce the release of a new Double A Side from The Deadbeat Apostles – ‘I’m a Man’ and ‘Viva la Evolution’ along with accompanying short film ‘On Record’. Officially launched Friday the 1st May with the Deadbeats online ‘May Day of the Deadbeats’ featuring Tiger Mendoza and Wonderland as support acts these are 2 very special songs that see the band heading in a more soulful yet angry and political direction. Two very special home-grown Deadbeats videos coincide with their single launch and April 2020 saw the new release of video for ‘Viva la Evolution’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KokcDycSTyw. Filmed in isolation by DBA and edited by the hands of Ryan C. Quarterman at The Future Human Design Co it’s the isolation video to beat them all. Along with this The Deadbeat Apostles unleash new DBA short film ‘On Record’ to accompany their 2 new singles and video – an insight in to the band, their story so far, the new singles and made with the help of a number of Deadbeats friends, family and fans from all walks of the Deadbeats journey. Their ‘May Day of the Deadbeats’ may be different – but it still left everyone’s heads spinning and received an unprecedented amount of response from far and wide.

The Deadbeat Apostles are a five-piece country soul, blues, rock and roll outfit they have set about Oxford with their swagger and sway and haven’t looked back since. Their debut album ‘Day of the Deadbeats’ released May 2018 is continuing to receive rave reviews and critical acclaim along with 2019’s EP ‘Bring out your Deadbeats’.

The Deadbeats are made up of Vocalist Mr Michael Ginger – who brings to the table a voice described as Wilson Picket, Otis Redding, Percy Sledge and Roger Daltrey all rolled up in to one rampant and gutsy front man – a true original and proper performer who will lay his heart and soul on the stage for you to lap up and take home.

Backed up – and sometimes taken over – by Vocalist Ms Michelle Mayes. Described by Nightshift Magazine as ‘the phenomenal Michelle Mayes, a full-on soul belter who should be leading her own revue’ she combines big gutsy screams with a tender and sweet country side. Grinding up behind her are a bunch of musicians that get in ya blood and bones and remind you why music is your first love.

Guitarist Mr Garry Richardson – is quite simply a force to be reckoned with and one of the greatest guitarists Oxford has ever seen. Nicknamed ‘G Bomb’ by the Deadbeats he will keep surprising you with his talent and trickery – “a clutch of rocking intro riffs that would make Keith Richards fall out of his coconut tree with excitement”.

What can we say about Bassist Mr Hugh Garrety? Not much that’s printable online – accept the important stuff which is that he is the backbone and heartbeat behind the Deadbeats beats. Cooly keeping the music alive he drives a force through the band and keeps us not only on the straight and narrow but also on the bent and wide.

His partner in crime and the jewel in the Deadbeats crown is Drummer Mr Alex Ogg. Without him the Deadbeats would be nothing. A collapsed heap of notes not knowing where to run to and what the hell to do. Here lies in these two a rhythm section that is a true gem and so rare to find.

So there ya have em ladies and gentlemen – The Deadbeat Apostles.

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“Tainted heart, beleaguered mind. Trapped somewhere between rock ’n’ roll and a hard place, the prisoner doesn’t know if the visitor is saviour or executioner. The blues comes knocking, but you’ll be lucky to sell your soul to the stranger at the crossroads with the loaded dice and the twisted smile. More likely he’ll steal it, and your shoes into the bargain.

Its sweet soul music, but not as we know it Jim. A vision of ruined and desperate humanity, asking themselves “where did we go wrong?” as malevolent birds of prey circle overhead and the portal to hell seems a more enticing option than the road we’re on. Be careful what you wish for, its apocalypse whenever and the Deadbeat Apostles take the hindmost.”

So there ya have em – The Deadbeat Apostles. The critically acclaimed debut album ‘The Day of the Deadbeats’ is out now for your listening pleasure. 

The night is blistering, the humidity is high. Close, it’s getting close. Your hair sticks to your neck, the shirt clings to your chest and the drums beat faster, harder. They dance, with ferocity they dance. The sweet smell of magnolia fills your nostrils and the sky is a blaze with reds and ambers as the silhouettes interchange across the fire. They sing “Coming up slow from the back lane ain’t got time son” Rattlin’ bones and white-eyed chanting. “Coming up slow from the back lane ain’t got time son”

Some say they crawled out of the swamp land out beyond the bayou, a saviour to the lost souls of a forgotten dream. From the ether they come. They bring hope from desperation, power to the weak, and they burn baby burn in the sweet glory of salvation. But there is no redemption here.

Thou shalt not repent or walk a path divine.

“Coming up slow from the back lane ain’t got time son” Become the rhythm, feel the beat, let it transport you. “Coming up slow from the back lane ain’t got time son” Closer they come…. count them. One, two, three, four, five. Run Devil run. But fear not. For the day of the Deadbeats is coming. And we shall all bear witness to its glory.

”COMING UP SLOW FROM THE BACK LANE AINT GOT TIME SON”

Ladies and Gentlemen – we give you The Deadbeat Apostles