Hong Kong-based band Deadheir‘s latest release is a true story about a married punk couple that single-handedly took on smugglers with handmade ‘glitter bombs’.
“In Asia, incense trees are rare and valuable. They’re native to many far-flung spots here in Hong Kong and are protected species. A couple from Lamma Island would go out at night listening for chainsaws and would hurl glitter bombs at the smugglers, showers of sparkles dazzling would-be poachers. Authorities would be forced to react when the poachers were caught glitter-handed.
The irony of destroying sacred indigenous trees to create illegal burial offerings is not lost on DEADHEIR.’So often justice isn’t meted out the way it should be,’ comments the band. ‘We wanted to celebrate that vigilante spirit and this is our dedication to them.’ The grungey song is a double-A side single with the band’s more-indie minded ‘Tapes’, which takes inspiration more from The Smiths and Tod Rundgren than Alice in Chains.”
The band’s debut is scheduled to be released online and in limited edition double LP early next year.