Hot Top Ten Unsigned British Bands to Check Out
- The Guardian
“Lots of new bands fail. Deepshade are one of the superior ones carrying off technically slick charismatic stoner alt rock with aplomb”
- Classic Rock Magazine
“The birth of a Northern PowerHouse”
- Rhythm Magazine
“They embrace an urgency and a dynamic attitude”
- Powerplay Magazine
"‘Airwaves’ is built on layer upon layer of wild effects and counter-melodies, working harmoniously to create a piece you can truly drift away in. The mystery of the track simply expands with each listen, discovering new instrumental lines, additional vocals or contrasting sounds every single play. ‘Airwaves’ jolts between its floaty verses and heavy choruses unbelievably smoothly, tying the whole song together flawlessly."
"Everybody states The Doors as an influence these days but no one, since Patti Smith and Iggy Pop, has quite captured the raw edge that the band had live. But Deepshade really deliver.
“The vocals and lyrical phrasing on the song and the whole album are very reminiscent of Ozzy Osbourne (Black Sabbath), Jack Bruce (Cream) and Jim Morrison (The Doors) and his guitar work throughout is 70s Psych/Blues Rock at its best. But as a band, musically it's something new.”
“Everything Popular Is Wrong is a great, gritty album that takes classic rock and grunge sounds you're familiar with and elevates them to new dizzying heights”
- The Punk Archive
Link to Deepshade Review on The Punk Archive
“Boasting ten colossal tracks, the album has some stellar highlights, from the opening snaring riff attack of ‘Time’, to the Nirvana/QOTSA-esque guile of ‘Lowlights’, through to the infectious angular assault of ‘Sad Sun’.”
- Rock and Roll Creations
Link to Deepshade review on Rock and Roll Creations
"For a debut album Everything Popular Is Wrong has a very mature sound, taking influence from well known bands but making something new and interesting from it. With such a unique sound it’s sure to make Deepshade stand out in the ever rising tide of new alternative rock bands."
- Mosh | Hit The Floor
Link to Deepshade review on Mosh | Hit The Floor
"Deepshade bring a solidified alternative/grunge rock sound from Wigan, England. This trio blend an impressive full dosage of hard rock music thunder. With a terrific fueling energy, rock n’ roll attitude might and a ‘loud & proud’ music atmosphere, I feel they got the rock goods talent in having a chance to accomplishing very promising paths on their roaring roads ahead. This was an impressive, full-throttle listen, definitely was feeling it!"
Link to Deepshade review on Forkster
There’s a tense atmosphere surrounding Wigan’s alternative-rock band Deepshade’s first single ‘Tattoo’, out now on Ambicon Records and available as a free download. Whether it’s the abrupt rhythmic pattern of this debut single, or not quite knowing where you are due to lead vocalist’s David Rybka’s dry delivery, or a combination of both is anybody’s guess in relation to the creeping tension held in this opening single. One thing for certain is that Deepshade has created an engaging first single that is likely to appeal to fans of QOTSA, Interpol, Beck and Nirvana for example.
- Famous Last Words
Link to Deepshade review on Famous Last Words
"Deeply ingrained sounds that span from post-grunge power to psychedelic sounds. There's more on offer than one listen could identify."
- Fresh Beats 365
"Highly anticipated by many and set to excite a whole new crowd of hungry appetites for the band’s sound, UK band Deepshade release debut album Everything Popular Is Wrong. It is a masterful and magnetic fusion of alternative and psych rock with grungy tendencies and thick streams of imagination across ten exciting slices of sonic fascination. Imagine The Doors meets Queens Of The Stone Age with the occasional rich tonic of anarchic energy from Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster or Engerica, and you get a whiff of the magnificence lying in wait within Everything Popular Is Wrong."
"Without doubt Everything Popular Is Wrong is one of our favourite incitements of 2015 and hard to imagine it will not be yours too. There is of course only one way to know, so we suggest you go get some Deepshade down you."
- The RingMaster Review
Link to Deepshade review on The RingMaster Review
"...an insight in to the musical world of DeepShade – and it is one that deeply resonates with a cohesion of sounds inspired by a range of influences such as QOTSA, Beck, Nirvana, The Doors, Led Zeppelin and Alice In Chains etc."
Link to Deepshade review on Skope Mag
"Deepshade are ready to dominate."
- Broken Arrow Magazine
"A driving piece of contagious stoner-esque alt. rock."