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Fresh from their debut Lon­don head­line show, Irish duo Tebi Rex release their new single ‘Dead­man’. The track comes from their album ‘It’s Gonna Be Okay’, released next month, and sees the band con­tin­ue to push the bound­ar­ies of their own sound to embrace pop and altern­at­ive influ­ences along­side their rap roots. ‘Dead­man’ is a return to the alt-pop sound of their recent col­lab­or­a­tion with ROE which saw sup­port from BBC, Clash Music, Dork Magazine and Earmilk amongst oth­ers.

A pre­quel of sorts to the dark, hard hit­ting ‘Dead­man II’, ‘Dead­man’ appears a light­er affair at first. Scratch the sur­face though and all is not well. Drip­ping with mel­an­choly, this is a song about hope­less­ness. Anchored to their own short­com­ings, insec­ur­it­ies and per­son­al fail­ings, Tebi Rex explore the per­spect­ive of try­ing to remain pos­it­ive in uncer­tain times but fail­ing miser­ably. In their own words -

 “This is us at our most angry, most frus­trated, most hope­less. Which is funny because we made sure it soun­ded really upbeat. Like someone hav­ing a break­down des­per­ately try­ing and fail­ing to con­vince them­selves that it’s going to be okay.

The track offers anoth­er aspect of the story that forms their new album ‘It’s Gonna Be Okay’ — released through Repub­lic Of Music on 29 Octo­ber. 2021 has proven a busy year for Tebi Rex, with appear­ances at SXSW, Euro­son­ic, the Great Escape and a live per­form­ance for The Line Of Best Fit’s ‘Off The Road’ series. The band per­form in Dublin’s Opi­um Rooms on 20 Nov and will be tour­ing the UK in 2022.

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.