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Deaf Havana Joins Razor & Tie’s North American Label Roster; New Album Out 9/17


(New York, NY) – Razor & Tie announces the addition of the English alt-rock band Deaf Havana to its North American label roster.  The band recently completed work on their forthcoming new studio album,Old Souls, which will be released on September 17th on Razor & Tie in North America and on September 16th on BMG Chrysalis in the U.K.

Deaf Havana’s James Veck-Gilodi comments, “We are over the moon to be working with Razor & Tie on our forthcoming releases.  We had a lot of great options but we felt these guys really understood the vision for where we want to go in North America.  We’ve held off coming for a while until we found the right partner so it feels like the right time, with the new album coming, to be packing our bags and getting ready to visit you all.”

Razor & Tie Head of A&R Pete Giberga adds, “We are elated that Deaf Havana have chosen us as their new home in North America. They have enjoyed great success overseas for several years now and we are proud to bring that great story here. Deaf Havana penned an inspired album, one that makes doing what we do very exciting.”

Old Souls will be the Deaf Havana’s first official U.S. release and the band’s third official full length album to date, with previous releases only available in the U.K.  The new album was produced by the incomparable YOUTH (U2, The Verve, Primal Scream, The Orb) along with Lee Batiuk.   Old Souls is packed full of gut-busting anthems, tear-inducing ballads and everything in between. It’s the follow-up to Fools and Worthless Liars, which was a #1 UK Rock album with over 35,000 sold to date.

Deaf Havana recently wrapped a string of sold-out U.K. dates, including two Union Chapel shows, and have just announced that they will open for Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band in London at the Hard Rock Calling on June 30th at Olympic Stadium in London. The band will also co-headline the Slam Dunk Festival in the UK on May 25th -27th alongside All Time Low, with opening support from Pierce The VeilFour Year StrongWonder YearsMemphis May FireSleeping With Sirens,Polar Bear Club, etc.  Deaf Havana opened this festival on a side stage in 2010 and in less than three years have risen to headliners.

Hunstanton England based Deaf Havana formed in 2005 while members were in college after playing out together a few times in high school. The young band has toured extensively and played at such festivals as Reading and Leeds in the U.K and Soundwave in Australia. Deaf Havana is James Veck-Gilodi (Vocals, Guitar), Chris Pennells (Guitar), Lee Wilson (Bass), Tom Ogden (Drums), Max Britton (Keyboard)and guitarist and  Matthew Veck-Gilodi (Guitar, Vocals).  The band is managed by Jamie Osman of Red Light Management and represented for touring by David Galea of The Agency Group.

Deaf Havana is the latest addition to independent label Razor & Tie’s expanding Rock roster that currently includes such artists as All That Remains, The Sword, HIM, Hatebreed, For Today, P.O.D., Such Gold, Nonpoint, Chelsea Grin, Shadows Fall, Norma Jean, Attila, and many more.  The New York City-based label is one of the fastest growing independent record companies in the United States, and has garnered both Platinum sales and Grammy awards in its 20-year history.


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