The Dead Night returns with dynamic sophomore single ‘Drive’

With its memorable sound and oodles of satisfying indie rock energy, Drive is an exciting and articulate offering that marks The Dead Night as an up-and-coming band to watch.
19 September 2022

By Vanessa B

Glaswegian Garage/Pop rock four-piece The Dead Night captured our attention recently with the dark and robust classic-inspired sound on their latest single Drive. It follows on from their previous single Caramel, which also garnered a positive response from listeners. The band’s influences range from Cure, Jack White, and The Killers to The Waterboys, and we can hear a hint of Blue Oyster Cult on this track too.

The Dead Night‘s sophomore release is a propulsive and evocative alt-rock track that depicts a pair of young lovers boldly setting off at night to make their own way in the world, unknowing of the challenges that lay ahead but ready to strive for a better life. The lyrics do a great job at conjuring a cinematic image of the couple driving to an unknown destination, with headlights illuminating rain-soaked roads. Meanwhile, sparkling and careening guitar riffs, vigorous drums and compelling, throaty vocal hooks all fluently crystallise into a thrilling ride from beginning to end, with haunting lyrics like: “Where we’re from is not where we belong / life’s too short and life’s too long”.

With its memorable sound and oodles of satisfying indie rock energy, Drive is an exciting and articulate offering that marks The Dead Night as an up-and-coming band to watch on the Glasgow scene. Stream it on Spotify, and connect with The Dead Night via their social links below.