Are South East London act Dead Patrons heavy, pretty, or pretty heavy? It’s probably some combination of the three, but we digress – their latest offering, “Lover,” is our latest recommendation. Built around a roiling tom beat; noisy, wall-of-sound guitar theatrics, and singer Paul Killengray’s eclectic vocal presence, “Lover” twists and turns with searing indie rock energy that brings to mind Sonic Youth, IDLES, and a hint of post-punkiness a la Joy Division. As they put it, “‘Lover’ is a song about being dominated,” and you can certainly hear that struggle weaved throughout the dark vibes here.
You can also find “Lover” on Spotify.