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IndianRedLopez announce second album ‘Commit’!

February 10, 2014

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For fans of: Mew, Radiohead, Massive Attack, LCD Soundsystem.
 

“… a force to be reckoned with.”Q Magazine
IndianRedLopez make a welcome return with their second full-length record, Commit, due for release on 17th March 2014 via Cease:Stop Records. This latest offering follows up their excellent debut album, Empty Your Lungs And Breathe, which made waves online gaining coverage on 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.

You can download the album track ‘No Longer Dying’ on the band’s Official SoundCloud Page.

Check out for the video to ‘No Longer Dying’ on YouTube.

 

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 bands own 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.

To celebrate the release of their second album Indian Red Lopez will be embarking on a European tour. It kicks off in March, and you can check out the dates and venues below.

 

 

Friday 7 March – Peterhead – SHMEET – Dangerous Club
Friday 14 March – Aberdeen – Peacocks Visual Arts
Saturday 15 March – Edinburgh – Sneaky Pete’s
Sunday 16 March – Glasgow – Stereo
Monday 17 March – Release Day – Brighton – The Prince Albert
Tuesday 18 March – London TBC
Wednesday 19 March – France/Belgium/Holland TBC
Thursday 20 March -Den Haag – 330 Live
Friday 21 March – Rotterdam – Vagabond
Friday 21 March – Rotterdam – Live radio session – Live Uit Lloyd – RTV Rijnmond
Saturday 22 March – Brussels – Rock Classic
 

Commit by IndianRedLopez is released March 17th 2014 via Cease:Stop Records.

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