Hailing from Wigan in the North West of England, alchemists of psych-edged alternative rock DeepShade are quickly making new friends with their sound that takes from the fundamental elements of Nirvana, Queens Of The Stone Age, and Alice In Chains, as well as incorporating The Doors and even Beck. The UK noise beasts are poised to nationally release their debut album ‘Everything Popular is Wrong’, in 2015.

Formed in late 2013 by David Rybka (vocals/guitar), Tom Doherty (bass) and Paul Barlow (drums), the eclectic trio aspire to create a genuinely sonic experience that delivers something fresh to the British music scene.

With an established loyal following throughout the North, cultivated by a flurry of explosive live shows, Deepshade have also gained airplay support from BBC Introducing and a plethora of alternative radio stations within the UK, EU and USA. The threesome have also 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 have recently signed to UK label/management ‘Ambicon
Music Group’ and previous single ‘Tattoo’, garnered accolades from Krank TV and rock media worldwide.

Deepshade now stride forward with their debut album “Everything Popular is
Wrong”, recorded with producer John Kettle (Merry Hell, Moko, Tansads) and mastered by Fran Ashcroft (Spin Jupiter Spin, Gorillaz). The record is a call to arms for anyone who is absorbed by gritty rock akin to Kyuss and Led Zeppelin.

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’. The band are yet to announced more forthcoming gigs. Stay connected to their Facebook for the latest udpates. 

Whilst work is firmly underway for a new EP release later in 2017, the Wigan (UK) based alchemists of psych-edged alternative rock DeepShade are offering a limited time free download of their previous single ‘Time’.


Lifted from their acclaimed debut album Everything Popular Is Wrong, ‘Time’ charges along with their raw post-grunge energy and melodicism –  a musical formula that has created their upward trajectory since being unleashed upon the alternative music scene back in 2015.


Get your copy of single ‘Time‘ via SoundCloud or BandCamp and check out the official video below.


DeepShade’s debut album ‘Everything Popular is Wrong’ is out now via Ambicon Music and available for download on iTunes:


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Helen Weston