INTERVIEW: DEEPSHADE

Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

We’re doing great thanks. We recently played a hometown show that left us all hyped for the year ahead and can’t wait to be back doing live shows again. 

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Eat My Dust”?

It has been a long time in the making, restricted access to rehearsal rooms when Covid was abhorrent.

Then when we finally got together we pulled this super heavy song, a very stoic view on the trials and tribulations of life itself from a Bleak outlook. Like Black rivers, refineries, dusty towns and backstreets, into another vibe about celebration and raising a glass as to what has been achieved collectively and in another note as an individual circumnavigating the making of history, happy to be in Endless Rain? Or are they?

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

Just an idea of ‘packing it all up and hitting the road’ for better or for worse. It’s a catchy song to give a taste of where our music is going.

Any plans to release a video for the track?

Yes, we have a trippy style lyric video coming out with the single on 25th Feb. 

Sneak previews will be posted on our social media pages next week.

Why name the EP ‘Gloaming’?

After the tulumptious year of the dreaded Covid bug, after the lockdowns and all the silence! 

I (David, Vocalist & Guitarist of Deepshade) used to take long walks just before sun down in the witching hour before darkness, I only found out it was called gloaming hour an

Old English word for “twilight,” glōm. So it seemed apt to use the word. 

How was the recording and writing process?

Like our 1st & 2nd Albums this was recorded again with John kettle at the desk, recorded in Wigan , the saxophones were recorded in France and the keys in Manchester, it all came together easily, was mastered by our good friend Biff at WRAudio too which made it sound pretty huge and nasty! Lovely stuff…. .

How has Nirvana and Queens of the Stone Age influenced your writing?

They are just two of the band’s we enjoy from about a thousand others , they used to influence us when we were 14 years old , fast forward 20 years and we are still listening to bands of that calibre and it just oozes out of your body when it comes to writing your own material. It’s like bread and butter , or porridge every morning.

What role does Wigan play in your music?

It’s where we were all born & it used to have a really really big music scene which we all were part of, the scene maybe creeping back as Wigan seem to just produce some amazing bands! Must be something in the pies!

Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?

They come from poems or verses that I wrote. Unsure of where it all comes from to be honest or how it happens but it seems to come naturally when i get into full swing creativity. Sometimes it doesn’t, I’ve never searched for inspiration, if your life is full of enough adventures and positive exciting experiences then inspiration should be making an appearance as well .

What else is happening next in Deepshade’s world?

A variety of shows such as HRH PSYCH and more to be announced shortly, new singles and music videos followed by our EP Release, our official EP launch show (April 29th) at a local club in Wigan called Fatbird, which is a few doors down from The Boulevard where we played recently.

A few smaller festivals in summer and we are looking for a label to help us release the 4th Deepshade Release.

Would love to Re organise the EU tour that was on the cards for us before Covid and Brexit happened! We would like to take the band to the USA too sometime in the near future. For more, see – https://www.deepshadehq.com/

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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