‘New Romantic aftertastes, lovelorn vocals that evoke images of Queen. It’s sumptuous stuff’ - Classic Rock Magazine

‘Astonishing’ - Nick Cave

Devoted to a vision of their own design, Dead Writers inherit the restless spirit and romanticism of a literary movement and filter them through pure electricity with fearless drama, twists of Gothic charm, symbolist imagery and an eclectic sonic palate. Shrouded in atmospheric rock mystique, their music is slick, memorable, sensual and sensitive, pulling from a wide tapestry of influences (alternative, post-punk, art-rock, glam and even classical touches) and distilling them into a sweeping style very much their own. Reviewers have seen in them glimmers of Queen, The Cure, Suede, The Cult and Manic Street Preachers, and described them as ‘compelling’, ‘darkly romantic with untouchable coolness’ and 'instant classic’.

Yearning melodies infused with poetic lyricism, unforgettable choruses, impressive vocals, refined musicality, and a solid song palette that dances between ethereal melancholy and soaring intensity - these are some of the key ingredients that make up the deep, absinthe-soaked flavour of this independent London outfit, topping it all off with impeccable neo-Bohemian aesthetics. Their songs explore the emotional landscape of the human heart and psyche with striking vulnerability, eloquence and visceral flair. Led by charismatic frontman/songwriter Paul Shine, and brimming with confidence onstage, their live shows hit like a tempest of sound, visual rapture and magnetic energy.

Their talents earned the attention of Nick Cave during lockdown, who praised them on his blog The Red Hand Files for their video cover of his song ‘(Are You) The One That I’ve Been Waiting For?’, and featured them on the Bad Seed TeeVee YouTube channel, to the delight of new fans all over the world.

‘Luminary in their own literary right. Unparalleled artistry’ - A&R Factory

‘Epic and arena-worthy. This band is going to need a bigger stage’ - Louder Than War

‘Frontman Paul Shine has 'future rockstar' written all over him- Vive Le Rock Magazine

Their latest release, the cinematic music video 'Lisa' (second single from their upcoming debut EP) was voted #1 Track Of The Week on Classic Rock Magazine. The EP has been added to British Airways' in-flight Rock Playlist among the likes of Aerosmith, Muse and Neil Young, ahead of official release.

The band are fast building a name for themselves in the underground scene by dazzling audiences wherever they go. The success of their recent shows as main support for Hannah Wicklund's headline UK dates in 2023 (in the middle of her UK & Europe arena tour with Greta Van Fleet) has given the band momentum and proved that they are headed towards promising heights. They have been shortlisted from over 1,000 applicants for the Pilton Stage semifinals to perform at Glastonbury Festival 2024.

The last two years has seen them play sold-out shows in London, as well as delivering arresting performances at Hard Rock Hell Festival, Call Of The Wild Festival and Wildfire Festival in 2023 , the latter of which resulted in the band being offered the headliner slot for 2024 after their first ever appearance.

‘A sublime slice of artistic rock and roll - given the chance, they will be huge’ - CyderBaby

‘Michael Hutchence meets John Keats with a dash of young Ian Astbury thrown in’ - Tara Breathnach (The Independent)

‘Stadium-filling bedsit songs, irresistible choruses’ - Get Ready To Rock

‘A very different prospect indeed. Ones to watch for sure- ERB Magazine

‘Memorable for all the right reasons, glorious vocal work’ - Music News Monthly

Dead Writers have enjoyed UK rock radio airplay and international press coverage including Bass Player Magazine, Classic Rock Magazine, Louder Than War, Vive Le Rock, ERB Magazine/Radio, Hard Rock Hell Radio, Total Rock, Boogaloo Radio, Hoxton Radio, Ruta 66 and FireWorks Magazine. Their first UK tour is currently being planned for 2024.