Psych Rock / Grunge / Desert (Stoner) Rock Band
David Rybka - Vocals & Guitar
Thomas Doherty - Bass
Adam Owens - Drums
Hailing from Wigan in the north-west of England (UK), Deepshade are steadily gaining recognition for their formidable and uncompromising Grungy-Psych Rock identity, laced with Desert Rock and Stoner vibes, that draws from the fundamental elements of influential artists such as Nirvana, Queens Of The Stone Age, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath whilst incorporating aspects of The Doors, Soundgarden, Spindrift and Pink Floyd amongst many others.
Forming in late 2013 by David Rybka (Vox/Guitar), Tom Doherty (Bass) and Paul Barlow (Drums) the eclectic trio mutually aspired to create a genuinely sonic experience that delivers something fresh to the British music scene. With an established following throughout England's northern territories, cultivated by a flurry of explosive live shows, Deepshade were brought to a wider audience through airplay support from BBC Introducing and a plethora of alternative radio stations within the UK, Europe and USA.
Despite the band still being relatively in its creative infancy, Deepshade had been recognised by the broadsheet publication ‘The Guardian’ as one of the 'Hot Top Ten Unsigned British Bands To Check Out'. The off-kilter rockers soon after progressed things further by signing with independent UK label/management Ambicon Music Group. In early 2015 the band unearthed the potent and free download single ‘Tattoo’ from their soon to be released debut album. Premiering on Krank TV and enabling the band to secure exposure from rock media platforms around the globe, ‘Tattoo’ delivered a calling-card from Deepshade that they had firmly arrived on the planet with some serious potential.
Leading on from the release of ‘The Line’ video single, the eagerly awaited Everything Popular Is Wrong studio album was released in Sept 2015 via Ambicon Records. Recorded with producer John Kettle and mastered by Fran Ashcroft, the album features ten colossal tracks that are a call to arms for music lovers who are absorbed by gritty rock akin to Kyuss and Led Zeppelin. From the opening snarling riff attack of 'Time' to the infectious and angular assault of 'Sad Sun' - the album shouted out to the world that the trio were capable of tastefully flirting with the margins of everything from post-grunge to stoner rock to 60s psychedelic to heavy metal. Drawing attention from mainstream rock publications, the band have earned positive attention from PowerPlay and Classic Rock Magazine, the latter featuring 'Sad Sun' on their cover-mount Rock Revival compilation CD.
With their new found media attention, the band continued on their musical journey self-releasing their second studio album ‘Soul Divider’ in 2020. The pandemic and Brexit disrupted the bands schedule during 2020/21, cancelling touring plans and limiting the exposure that this album deserved. But new plays continued to mount up from this next level release, coming from popular rock stations such as Kerrang! Radio, Hard Rock Hell, Total Rock Radio and Planet Rock Radio to name a few. This showcased the array of new singles from the album: Arches of Innocence, Soul Divider, Airwaves and City Burns. The band quickly attracted more positive feedback, new reviews and publications from Ramzine, Newsounds Mag, BringTheNoiseUK, V13, Distorted Sound Mag plus many more new features. Among the wide media response, new festival opportunities emerged such as HRH Psych 2022 and Fellfoot Woods and a first time appearance at a local Biker Rally. Gaining many new fans along the way, from around the world with new international radio play including two time Award-winning radio station ‘Johnathan L’s Lopsided world of L’.
During summer 2021, drummer Paul Barlow departed the band due to health concerns, so the band welcomed their long-time friend and now full-time member Adam Owens into the fold. Adam brings a lot of energy, creativity and intricate drum patterns, which allows the band to explore new grooves for future tracks. He brings a professional manner to the band and has been a true powerhouse over the past 6 months; a great addition to Deepshade.
Despite the setbacks of the past 2 years, the band forged on using the time in lockdowns to write new material, presenting in 2022 as a brand new 5 track EP titled ‘Gloaming’. The newest release is a massive step-up, pushing genre boundaries further than before. The upcoming singles show a heavier and more experimental side, while retaining Deepshade’s classic timeless sound. There will be a full scope campaign with San PR for this release running alongside local live shows, brand new merchandise and new singles, with music videos all to come in 2022.
Stay tuned for all future developments.