29 April 2013
Fresh Meat Monday - The Deep Red Sky
Hi, my names Jamie and I am the lead singer from The Deep Red Sky. We are from Scotland, currently based in Edinburgh, and are releasing our debut album, Plans, on May the 13th. We have already released the single Zombies (Things Don't Stay The Same) which is available to download free from our bandcamp page.
How would you describe the music you make?
We make alternative/ indie rock and have been likened to Frightened Rabbit and Twilight Sad.
How did you start out making music?
Well, I met Scott our bassist in school so we have been playing tunes for years. We met John at Uni and played as part of The Breech whilst we were there. The singer moved away, so that band fizzled out. We wanted to keep making music together, so we created The Deep Red Sky. Scott took a break from the band to garden in America (that is about as rock' n roll as you can get) and Jos joined us to cover. When Scott came back, Jos had these big puppy dog eyes so we couldn't kick him out, especially since it was raining, so he became a permanent part of the band. Jesse then joined us, which really opened up the sound in the band. We have always felt we have a big spacious sound in our music, and Jesse's voice has really helped add to this.
What process goes into the way you write songs?
I usually come up with the words and the melodies but I then throw it to the lions. The rest of the band can really do what they want with it. It is very open from this point on. We will all throw ideas around and jam the tunes out until we are happy with them. This usually takes quite a bit of time!
What can people expect from your live shows?
Loud noises. Loud, loud noises. We really enjoy playing live and hopefully the audiences can see this. We put our all in to every one of our shows. Personally, I get really nervous before playing live, but this helps me give my best when I am playing. People usually comment on how much energy comes from us during a show.
What are you all listening to at the moment?
What can we expect to see/hear from you in the future?
We are doing a tour of Britain in late March/ early April so, people can catch us at one of these dates which are on our official website. We will also be releasing the second single Look On Your Face on the 24th of April and of course the album on the 13th of May.