Glasgow’s The Deadline Shakes are Greg Dingwall (lead vocals, guitars and keys), Iain McKinstry (guitars and vocals), Martin McLeod (bass), Thomas Booth (drums) and Sam Clark (piano), with Michael Muir (violin) and Kiera Pollock (vocals).
Their debut album ‘Zealots’, produced by Greg in a tiny room in the east end of Glasgow, is the product of three years of hard work following the band’s inception. Greg’s songs are often widescreen in scope, but lucidly lovelorn lyrics give the album a relatably human quality. This is an album recorded on a limited budget that sounds like a large scale, big studio production.
Each band member is a multi-instrumentalist who has a passion bordering on compulsion to create, a drive which underpins everything they do. Even the band’s unique artwork is designed in-house by bass player Martin. Guitarist Iain has edited their music videos.
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Radio support for The Deadline Shake’s singles leading up to this album release has been extensive coming from the likes of BBC’s Vic Galloway, Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson together with Jim Gellatly (XFM Breakout track), Roddy Hart and and a range of DJs at stations across the world. The band have also been championed by The List, The Scottish Sun, Daily Record, Louder Than War, God is in the TV, and Artrocker.
The Deadline Shakes have played a range of festivals including Wickerman, XpoNorth and Kelburn Garden Party. They’ve soundtracked several ‘People Make Glasgow’ TV adverts, played a live BBC Introducing radio session with Vic Galloway and played live on STV Glasgow’s ‘The Riverside Show’.
3rd November – Broadcast, Glasgow (support for The Babe Rainbow, 3/11),
21st November – Saint Luke’s, Glasgow (Album Launch)