Highlands rockers Ded Rabbit have revealed a tantalising slice of what’s to come in the shape of their raucous new single, “Gotta Get Outta This Place”. Recently signing to newly formed Dirty Fader Records, owned by Grammy award-winning producer/engineers Robbie Nelson and Mike Horner, the new single is their first offering since early 2018. The fast-rising sibling quartet boasts their knack for crafting propulsive, gutsy indie-rock songs that glimmer with punch and polish.
With a string of EP’s to their name – including 2015’s ‘Moving In Slow Motion and ‘Wake Up In A Dream’, which both led to a headline slot at T In The Park’s TBreak Stage that year – the band are currently working on their debut album and looking towards touring across the UK and Europe throughout 2021.
They’ve garnered support from the likes of Scotland On Sunday, Daily Record, Amazing Radio and Record Of The Day on previous singles, and have received continued airplay from BBC Radio 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq, BBC Radio Scotland’s Vic Galloway and KROQ Los Angeles’ Sat Bisla.
Originally from Yorkshire, Ded Rabbit moved to the Highlands in 1996 and through the isolation and a developing love of music, the brothers started playing music together for over ten years. After moving to Edinburgh to study, they started working together in the studio, releasing their EP’s ‘Wash Away’, ‘Wake Up In A Dream’ and ‘Moving In Slow Motion’. In 2015 the brotherly unit began their highly successful partnership with Glasgow based Rocket Science Studios, who have recorded the likes of Texas and Belle & Sebastian. Speaking on the new single, the band state:
“We played around with a few different feels for this track and decided the playful and up-tempo vibe suited it well. We didn’t really draw inspiration from any particular music at the time but listening back I suppose bands like The Clash, Blur and Tokyo Police Club partly influenced this tune. It didn’t take many rehearsals for this tune to feel almost studio ready, this meant we pretty much recorded it live to capture the energy we had in rehearsals, apart from a few overdubs. Lyrically we took inspiration from having a sh*t night out, being skint and pissed off with feeling trapped in a dead-end job and place. The lyrics were written in the studio.”
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