Last winter saw the long awaited UK release of Athens, Georgia quintet Dead Confederate’s debut album, Wrecking Ball. Reflecting its high critical acclaim in the US, the band also made a splash on UK shores, catching the eye of the UK music press and touring with the likes of A Place to Bury Strangers, Dinosaur Jr and J Mascis & the Fog.
This spring Dead Confederate return with the second single to be taken from Wrecking Ball. ‘Start Me Laughing’ will be released on May 31st through Kartel, backed with album opener ‘Heavy Petting’. The release coincides with the band’s UK tour, which includes appearances at The Great Escape, Dot to Dot and a London headline show (details below).
The single and tour are a precursor for Dead Confederate's second album, which is currently in the final stages of recording and mixing, ready for release later this year.
See Dead Confederate live:
14 May Brighton, Great Escape Uncut Stage
29 May Bristol, Dot To Dot 2010
30 May Nottingham, Dot To Dot 2010
31 May Manchester, Dot To Dot 2010
01 June London, Barfly Camden