Deaf Havana

Fools and Worthless Liars

Deaf Havana’s brilliant new album Fools And Worthless Liars might be a jumble of contradictions – a record written by a self-confessed borderline recluse that’s written to be played to crowds of thousands, a collection of songs about young confusion that sound world-weary and assured – but the one thing it is above all is brutally, beautifully honest. And that’s why it’s so valuable. Fools And Worthless Liars, produced by Matt O’Grady (You Me At Six), has such size, scope and breadth to it – the band were formed almost six years ago as a five-piece in Norfolk but it’s taken this long for them to find their voice. Having recorded and released an EP (It’s Called The Easy Life) and album (Meet Me Halfway, At Least) the band amicably parted ways with vocalist Ryan Mellor, leaving Veck-Gilodi, bassist Lee Wilson, guitarist Chris Pennells and drummer Tom Ogden to regroup.