Watch the dramatic video for HMLTD’s brilliant new song ‘Death Drive’

The London art-punks return with a bang

HMLTD have returned with a new track called ‘Death Drive’ – you can watch the video below now.

The song follows the band’s debut EP, ‘Hate Music Last Time Delete‘, which was released this summer and featured a collaboration with American songwriter Justin Tranter (Britney Spears, DNCE, Justin Bieber) titled ‘Pictures Of You’.

The group describe ‘Death Drive’ as “a voyeur’s song about America, written by someone peering through the keyhole. It fantasises America as a driver over the limit and racing pathologically towards its own orgasmic head-on collision.” It was produced by Rodaidh McDonald (Sampha, The xx, King Krule), while the accompanying video cost only £150 to make.


HMLTD will hit the road as support for Shame next week before heading to the US where they will support Nine Inch Nails. Remaining tickets for the Shame tour are available here. Between the two tours, the band will play their own headline date at London venue Studio 9294.

HMLTD will play:

November 2018

15 – Bristol, SWX*
16 – Portsmouth, Pyramids*
17 – Leicester, Academy 1*
18 – Sheffield, Leadmill*
20 – Leeds, Stylus*
21 – Glasgow, Stereo*
22 – Manchester, O2 Ritz*
23 – London, Studio 9294
30 – Las Vegas, Hard Rock Hotel+

December 2018


1 – Las Vegas, Hard Rock Hotel+
3 – San Francisco, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium+
4 – San Francisco, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium+
6 – Los Angeles, The Echo
11 – Los Angeles, Palladium+
12 – Los Angeles, Palladium+

(* with Shame / + with Nine Inch Nails)

Last year, frontman Henry Spychalski told NME about the idea behind their compelling, adventurous, and confrontational live shows. “The fundamental idea is that it exploits every sense rather than just the ears,” he said. “Even down to how things smell in the room. At one of our shows, we filled all the ashtrays with burning hair.”


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