Hot on the heels of their double single ‘Gotta Get Outta This Place/Blues Away’, Edinburgh-based indie rock outfit Ded Rabbit are back with another raucous, rip-roaring single ‘All Fired Up’. Having recently signed to the newly formed Dirty Fader Records, owned by GRAMMY Award-winning producer/engineers Robbie Nelson and Mike Horner, this will be their second release on the label.
‘All Fired Up’ is an indie rock track in the classic sense: polished, refined, yet with an edge of buzzing, uncontainable attitude. It speaks to the age of outrage that we find ourselves in, where profit is generated through easily enraged clicks. With ‘All Fired Up’, the sibling quartet tease the sound of their debut album that they’re currently working towards releasing: gleaming, gutsy, definitively indie.
Ded Rabbit’s recent releases are their first since 2018, but they have been steadily building up an audience and critical notoriety for years. Their 2015 EPs ‘Moving In Slow Motion’ and ‘Wake Up In A Dream’ landed them a headline slot at T In The Park’s TBreak Stage that same year. As well as the upcoming release of a debut album, they’re also hoping to tour the UK and Europe more widely in 2021.
Originally from Yorkshire, Ded Rabbit moved even further north to the Highlands in 1996. The atmospheric isolation and a shared love of music pushed the four brothers to start playing together, which, over more than ten years, led to the formation of Ded Rabbit. After moving to Edinburgh to study, they moved their musical work into a studio, releasing their EPs ‘Wash Away’, ‘Wake Up In A Dream’ and ‘Moving In Slow Motion’ in quick succession. In 2015, they began recording at Glasgow-based recording studios Rocket Science, who have recorded acts like Belle & Sebastian and Texas, beginning a partnership that has lasted over their musical career.
Speaking on the new single, the band have said: “The song came about as we were tracking another more minor song in the studio. We couldn't get the feel and tried hard to sort it. The All Fired Up bass line and drum groove came about jamming trying to sort this other tune and was recorded briefly. At the next recording session, I'd written the rest of the song over the new idea and we'd jammed it and had it pretty much arranged. Lyrically it is influenced by the initial frustration of not being able to finish the original track and develops this further exploring good vs evil, rich vs poor. Talking Heads, Foxygen and LCD Soundsystem were all influences for this track.” - Donal
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