You know what you need in your life on this very blustery Wednesday? You need the new seriously dark video from The Rocket Dolls. The new visual is for the band’s track DeaDHead, which just so happens to be the title track from their upcoming new album which drops on 6th April. An album which you will of course see reviewed on The Musical Outcast.
As I may have given away in my little intro there, the new video is a little darker than your average rock video. The clip sees vocalist and guitarist Nikki Smash take on the roll of the grim reaper to deliver a message of death courtesy of his bosses, played by band mates Benji Knopler (drums) and Joe Constable (bass). Eventually Nikki snaps and delivers a single rose to his overlords and seeks his revenge. See, nice uplifting stuff right?
The real life subject matter behind the track is equally gritty, as Smash explains;
“DeaDhead” is just simply about my battles with depression, battle with drugs and prescription painkillers. After a particular heavy day, I hadn’t a clue where on earth I was, I was actually in a flat downstairs from my own and I couldn’t for the life of me get back to my own. The day after, I realised something had to change. I couldn’t carry on being that reckless, and this song is very much me wearing my heart on my sleeve.”
Check the video out below and see the band live on the following dates.
6th April – Southampton, The Firehouse
7th April – Worthing, Bar42
10th April – Sheffield, West Street Live
11th April – Newcastle, Trillians Rock Bar
12th April – Edinburgh, Bannermans
13th April – Glossop, The Globe
14th April – Birmingham, The Hammer & The Anvil
15th April – Northampton, The King Billy Rock Bar
19th April – Cardiff, Creature Sound
20th April – Weymouth, Finns
21st April – London, Dublin Castle
26th May – Brighton, Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
4th Aug – Hastings, Black Market Vip
June – Wiston, Wildfire Festival
Date tbc – Maidstone Ramblin’ Man Fair
DeaDHead is released on 6th April and is available for pre-order now.