The Dead 60’s signed to Deltasonic Records, then home of The Coral, The Zutons and The Basement. They began to tour heavily throughout the UK, supporting artists such as Morrissey, Kasabian, The Thrills, The Music, The Coral, The Zutons, The Bees and Supergrass. The Dead 60s released their debut album in the US on 31 May 2005 and in the UK on 26 September 2005.
It was recorded at the Ranch Studios’ Parr St Studios. The album was produced by Central Nervous System aka Joe Fearon, who also co-wrote some of the key tracks on the album, which was remixed by Mike Hedges. The band toured throughout Europe, Japan and the U.S. in support of the record. In the U.S. they toured as part of the Vans Warped Tour as well as in support of artists such as Garbage, The Bravery and Social Distortion. They also played on the bill of both the Lollapalooza Festival and the KRO Weenie Roast. The band experienced success in the U.S. where their song ‘Riot Radio’ became the third most added song at Alternative Radio behind White Stripes and
The band were scheduled to ope The Other Stage at Glastonbury on 24 June 2005, but before their set, the stage was hit by lightning and the performance was cancelled. The band continued to tour throughout 2005 , 2006 playing various festivals in US, UK, Europe and Japan.
The Dead 60s relocated to New York during the start of 2007 to record their second album, Time To Take Sides. The album was recorded at Avatar Studios and SeeSquaredStudios. It was produced by David Kahne and engineered by Joe Barresi. On 1 September 2007, The Dead 60s performed live at a gig which attracted 30,000 people (approx) at Ward Park, Bangor, Northern Ireland where Snow Patrol headlined. Other acts included Kowalski, Simple Kid, Ash and We Are Scientists.