You can download Zombies below
The Scottish 5-piece, consisting of Jamie Craighead (lead vocals, guitar); Jesse Stoddard (keyboard, backing vocals); Jos Collins (guitar, glockenspiel, backing vocals); Scott Cousins (bass) and John Alexander (drums), originally formed as a three piece when Jamie, Scott and John met at Napier University in Edinburgh. With the introduction of Jos and Jesse, the bands’ sound subsequently progressed as they developed the stunning harmonies and layered, atmospheric epic sounds that can be found on the album.
First single release, Zombies, captures the band’s intentions perfectly – a song that builds slowly but beautifully throughout and is highlighted by rich lead vocals, pitch perfect harmonies and snappy drum beats, before ending in a crescendo befitting of the journey the listener has been invited on.
The band cite the influence of The Twilight Sad and Frightened Rabbit in their development, as they attempt to create a sound that has introspective characteristics allied with more accessible vocal melodies, the likes of which Arcade Fire, Snow Patrol and Biffy Clyro would be proud of.
Album tracks such as ‘Getting Easier’, ‘Look On Your Face’, ‘Plans’ and ‘You Had it All’ are real highlights and truly showcase The Deep Red Sky’s quality writing skills, as well as an enviable ability to create both challenging and eminently listenable tunes.
2013 will be an important year for The Deep Red Sky as they follow up 2011 EP, The Job. The Flat. The Girlfriend. The release of Zombies will be swiftly followed up with a UK tour throughout March and April, second single ‘Look On Your Face’ at the end of April and the official release of their debut album, Plans, in May.
Plans will be released on May 13th 2013 via Soundreach Records.
You can catch The Deep Red Sky live at a town near you:
- 23rd March – Edinburgh – Cabaret Voltaire
- 27th March – Biggar – Corn Exchange
- 28th March – Manchester – Retro Bar
- 30th March – Liverpool- Lomax
- 31st March – Nottingham – The Golden Fleece
- 2nd April – London – Nottinghill Arts Club
- 3rd April London – Slaughtered Lamb
- 5th April – London – Underbelly
- 12th April – Perth – The Corrina
- 14th April – Inverness – Madhatters