The track was recorded in the band’s own bunker studio in Aberdeen and again highlights their versatility and undoubted talent. The acoustic version of ‘Silence/Vacuum’ is available to download for free when pre-ordering the forthcoming album ‘Commit’ via the official IndianRedLopez website, which also includes ticket details for the band’s up-and-coming UK and European tour.
Stream the exclusive acoustic version of ‘Silence/Vacuum’ on the official IndianRedLopez SoundCloud Page
This comes hot on the heels of the recent download and video of the exquisite ‘ No Longer Dying’ which has seen IndianRedlopez build momentum towards the release date of March 17th. To celebrate the anticipated launch, IndianRedLopez will be holding a playback party on February 27th at six°north, details of which can be found here.
The latest album follows up on the band’s excellent debut album, Empty Your Lungs And Breathe, which gained support form the likes of Rock Sound, Drowned in Sound, The Skinny, The 405 and Artrocker and saw the band named Best Electronic Act at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards.
Despite this excellent coverage, Commit immediately evokes feelings of a band who have grown leaps and bounds since their debut album. This record offers an endless depth – a depth which showcases the work of a band who are firmly coming into their element. The opening track ‘Any Given City’ kicks proceedings off, emoting heartfelt lyrics, beautiful harmonies and synth soundscapes that dreamily envelope the listener. The album undulates through various genres as Giorgio Moroder and Talk Talk style 80’s synth-pop meets shoegaze stalwarts such as Mew and Spiritualized. The bands ability to play with, and blend genres so seamlessly, is no more apparent on tracks like ‘No Longer Dying’ – lead singer Mike’s echoing vocals are flanked by samples, unabated keys and synths and a driven, piercing drumbeat.
Commit was self-recorded in the band’s aforementioned bunker studio in Aberdeen and at a cottage in the idyllic surroundings of Loch Fyne in Scotland. To promote the release, IndianRedLopez aim to stage a variety of pop-up style events, collaborative art events and listening parties, as well as embarking on a tour of the UK and Europe with dates in Holland and Belgium lined up.
The Aberdeen based band, consisting of Mike Chang (lead vocals, guitar, keys, samplers), Dave Cherry (backing vocals, guitar, synth/keys), Darren Forsyth (backing vocals, bass, synth/keys), Danny Forsyth (backing vocals, guitars, bass, samples, synth) and Scott Maskame (drums, samples, percussion), are part of the Aberdeen arts group 26 Collective, who share creative space, ideas and energy in the Aberdeen cultural community. Their DIY ethic is upheld in every facet of their creative output – from running their own club night (SHMEET) and their own label Cease:Stop Records, to tour booking, recording and artwork. This has led to singer Mike designing the artwork for Stanley Odd’s album Reject, banner art for the music blog Glasgow PodcArt as well as working with local label Fat Hippy Records.
Commit by IndianRedLopez is released March 17th 2014 via Cease:Stop Records.