Tuesday, October 29, 2013

THE DEADLINE SHAKES – "BRIGHT SPOT IN A BAD YEAR" – NEW VIDEO



















The Deadline Shakes video for "Bright Spot In A Bad Year" is spiritedly directed by band member Iain McKinstry. There is color cast imagery, lots of silliness, and a wee bit of effects to keep us be entertained but in the end it may not live up to the song itself but, then, that would be difficult to pull off. The song Bright Spot In A Bad Year with it's upbeat feel, lush vocals, and exhilarating tempo is a solid indie pop song. It feels smart, uplifting, and so earnest that it chases away any cynicism you might have (at least for a while).
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Robb Donker


2013


REVIEWS:

"Really good, a winsome, mandolin-led blast of power-country of the
sort Kassidy wish they were making."  The List

“Three and a bit minutes of perfect, chiming euphony.”  Louder Than
War

“Classic pop/rock… could almost be a great ELO song.”  Tom Robinson’s
Fresh On The Net

"If the thought of going into work this morning is getting you down,
then look no further ... its happy go lucky charm is assured to put a
smile on your face."  The Blue Walrus

“There’s something refreshing about the approach of Glasgow’s The
Deadline Shakes… I hear hints of Belle and Sebastian and The Beach
Boys.”  17 Seconds

“This is excellent power-pop. They’re doing fellow Scots, like Teenage
Fanclub, proud.”  Obscure Sound

“Gorgeous”  Daily Record

“Beautiful”  Jim Gellatly

“Thumbs up”  Steve Lamacq

“Phenomenal”  Vic Galloway

"You can hear elements of country, psychedelia, rock, indiepop,
sun-kissed beauty and Spectorish grandeur, all jostling for space and
each finding their place as though it were second nature... a totally
timeless song that will be loved... it's something of a challenge to
listen to without breaking out into a big smile."  Sound of Confusion

“Successfully nods to 60′s era psych and folk equally. Appearing to
channel the likes of both Pretty Things and Big Star whenever they
please, the recently unveiled outfit could be yet another
internationally acknowledged power pop outfit from Scotland.”  The
Orange Press

"excellent Glasgow indie pop."  When You Motor Away

"a delicious slice of indie folk-pop"  Given and Taken in Ink

“Great melodies & harmonies, jangly banjo lines, and a sweet little
guitar solo to boot!”  Newdust


THE DEADLINE SHAKES are:

Greg Dingwall - vocals / guitar / keys
Iain McKinstry - guitar
Martin McLeod - bass
Tom Booth – drums


INFO
www.thedeadlineshakes.com
www.flowersinthedustbin.org

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