Poetry by Dehd album review by David Saxum for Northern Transmissions




Dehd’s newest album, “Poetry,” drops just in time for a summer filled with fun. It’s an easy listen with loads of variety, perfectly matching the impending season’s vibe. The band’s musical talent shines through effortlessly.

One of the album’s standout features is its sheer variety. Each track feels like a fresh take, drawing inspiration from a range of punk and alternative rock influences. From gritty guitar feedback reminiscent of the Ramones to vocals akin to Jack Antonoff’s emotive delivery, Dehd explores every facet of their genre.

What’s striking is their ability to blend catchy tunes with emotionally resonant lyrics that paint vivid pictures. Tracks like “Light On” and “Pure Gold” exemplify this, seamlessly combining infectious melodies with introspective storytelling.

“Poetry” feels like an exploration of the contemporary human experience, particularly that of today’s youth. Amidst the chaos of the world, there’s a longing for simple joys—a sentiment that permeates the album.

While each track has its merits, “Forget” stands out with its gut-wrenching lyrics that capture the intensity of heartbreak. It’s a testament to Dehd’s musicianship and lyricism, showcasing their ability to strike a chord with listeners.

Overall, “Poetry” is a true alternative rock gem that delves into deep themes with sincerity and vulnerability. Dehd lays bare their emotions while delivering tunes that are easy on the ears—a winning combination. With its variety and musical gems, “Poetry” is bound to resonate with fans old and new.

Dehd 2024 Tour Dates

5/26 – Napa Valley, CA @ BottleRock Music Festival
5/31 – Durham, NC @ Durham Bulls Athletic Park
6/1 – Northampton, MA @ Field Day Music Festival
7/1 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
7/2 – London, UK @ Village Underground
7/4 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
7/5 – Cologne, DE @ MTC
7/6 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Tolhuistuin – IndieStad
7/7 – Kraggenburg, NL @ Wilde Weide
7/9 – Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie
7/10 Biel, CH @ Pod’Ring
7/12 Berlin, DE @ Berghain Kantine
7/27 – Portland, OR @ Project Pabst Festival
8/10 – Green Lake, WI @ Avrom Farm Party
10/17 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
10/18 – Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Électriques
10/19 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
10/20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
10/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry @ The Filmore
10/23 – Washington, DC @ The Howard Theatre
10/25 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
10/26 – New Orleans, LA @ Chickie Wah Wahs
10/27 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
10/28 – Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn
10/31 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
11/1 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco
11/5 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
11/6 – Seattle, WA @ The Neptune Theatre
11/8 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
11/9 – Denver, CO @ The Oriental Theatre
11/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
11/12 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall [SOLD OUT]
11/13 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall

order Poetry by Dehd HERE


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