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WESTON RD share visual for their single ‘Take You Down’

Stafford-based rock band Weston Rd has shared the music video for the single ‘Take You Down’. The video was directed by Damien Sandoval (Pia Mia, Kahlani, Kamaiyah, Quavo Huncho, Tyga, En Vogue, Little Kim) and the creative producer was Miss Vivianna (DMX, Rudimental, M.O, Little Mix) who both had a vision of getting across the grit and authenticity of Weston Rd’s performance. The band have played alongside Drowning Pool and Soil’s Ryan McCombs, Hell’s Addiction, Theia, Fragile Things, The Jokers, Mason Hill and Wolf Cellar, and received support from Hard Rock Hell Radio as well as CLASH Magazine. Weston Rd are also sponsored and endorsed by Marshall, Eden, Sire Revolution, Zildjian, and Natal. The single was produced by the band and executive producer Troy Antunes who has worked with Justin Timberlake, Anastasia and is currently part of the vocal coaching team at The Voice UK.

WATCH: Weston Rd – ‘Take You Down’ Video 

Citing influences as diverse as Black Sabbath to an affinity for hip-hop, Weston Rd’s alternative rock sound is comparable to Royal Blood meets Foo Fighters with the driving force of Avenged Sevenfold.‘Take You Down’ is a whirlwind of pounding drums, delivered with a full-on dose of guitar and fierce vocals. Effective in its brutality, this is pure primal rock – as melodic as it is bludgeoning.

The music video takes place in two prominent locations – a set of ruins in the English Countryside, and the venue of a gig where they are performing. The two contrast well, with ruins providing the perfect formal setting for a video and the gig allowing us to see a little more of the true personalities of the band members coming through. The result is an expertly shot piece that leaves you wanting to hear more of the music and get to know the band members better over a beer.

The band give some insight into the experience: “Shooting our first music video was an insane experience. We were lucky enough to shoot in the grounds of Stafford Castle making our own little bit of history right there!  We were also privileged to have the legendary Damien Sandoval directing knowing that his credits range from Quavo Huncho to Lil Kim. The whole day was so insane, having a drone zooming around the castle ruins whilst we played live. It was just epic!”

Weston Rd Upcoming Shows

10/08/19 – The Redrum, Stafford

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