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Wunderhorse shares wistful new single ’17’

The former Dead Pretties frontman has also announced a London headline show in March

By Hollie Geraghty

Wunderhorse wears a red t shirt and blue denim jacket in twilight lighting against a blue sky
Wunderhorse (Picture: Helen Whitaker).

Rising solo artist and former frontman of Dead Pretties, Jacob Slater, has released his latest track under the Wunderhorse guise.

The release of ’17’ comes after Slater recently released his debut single ‘Teal’ and follow-up ‘Poppy’.

The West Country native’s new single is a sombre, nostalgia-tinged indie track with Americana influence, penned when he was 17. “Don’t leave me here / Where it feels like I’m dying,” he sings. “Where I don’t feel like crying / I can’t taste no tears.”

Listen to the new single and watch the video below.

Speaking about the song, he said: “I remember coming back from a party and feeling a bit shit and the song just kind of fell out.

“It’s the oldest song I still play live and so I thought it deserved to get out there.”

The singer-songwriter will also perform a headline show at The Lexington in London on March 10. Tickets can be purchased on Dice.

The former Dead Pretties singer is set to play Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cool in Danny Boyle’s forthcoming new biopic series ‘PISTOL’, due to be released on Disney + this spring.

Speaking to NME last year about his time in Dead Pretties said he thought the band had “ran its course”.

“I’ve always listened to people like Neil Young, Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell, and I’ve written more in that style. I just thought Dead Pretties wasn’t an appropriate vehicle for that. I had a strong idea from when I was a teenager that I wanted to do this really crazy thing on stage, but then I think we all felt something wasn’t sitting right. I wasn’t happy, I wrecked my voice, I wasn’t taking care of myself.”

He also said that playing the role of Cook in the new series had been “a wonderful baptism of fire”.