Dead At 27 is a rock band from Caerphilly, South Wales. Formed in October 2016 by front man Nathan Gratton-Smith and bassist Mitch Casey. A two-man project proceeded to become a trio when drummer Chris Lerwell took to his post after a successful audition at Pirate Studios, Cardiff.
The band got its name from the infamous ‘27 Club’, a club famous for the deaths of rock stars and musicians who all died aged 27. In February 2016 the band recorded their debut and self titled EP at Studio Toy in Cardiff with recording engineer and music producer Dan Humphries. Since the EP’s release, Dead At 27 has continued to grow playing shows across the UK and with the addition of a new member, guitarist, Dave Griffiths who joined the band in May 2017. This new addition enabled the band to move into a new direction and to add depth to their live shows.
In July 2016, Dead At 27 featured on BBC Radio Wales, with show presenter Adam Walton reviewing the track ’27 Club’ as “Vicious excellent noise” and said: “That’s got all the things that makes me most excited about rock music”.
Now a four piece, the band have been working hard writing new material, and recording a further 5 tracks. They plan to hit the studio again in March 2018, in Free House Studios in Bristol, with engineer and producer Sam Dyson.
The single ‘Lights’ released on 28th January, is available now on Spotify, Deezer, Tidal and YouTube.