DEBUT ALBUM ‘BESIDE A SHALLOW SUN’ SET FOR RELEASE NOVEMBER 6TH 2020
REDWOOD share their new video ‘RUMOUR NIGHT’taken fromtheir debut full-length album ‘BESIDE A SHALLOW SUN’, set for release November 6th 2020. Beautifully introspective, Redwood’s latest single highlights the benefits of exploring creativity to carve a path for mental wellbeing, fusing anthemic indie-pop and shoe-gazing math-rock.
“When I’m feeling overwhelmed, I use an exercise where I write down everything that I’m feeling, without judgement or worry that anyone else will read it. It is a stream of consciousness that can be about anything. I’ll come back to it a few weeks later, and it’s where I get most of my inspiration. This process helped to create the foundation of Rumour Night. The song is about how growing up with mental illness can be a scary prospect and trying not to give up too much of yourself to the world when you don’t feel you have the mental fortitude to keep up. At one point at University, everything felt like it got too much, I stayed up for two nights in a row writing to get the thoughts out of my head. It helped me process the idea of wanting to be at peace with all of the chaos and anxiety in my head, rather than trying to fight it..” –Alex Birchall
‘BESIDE A SHALLOW SUN’ sees Redwood blurring the lines of genre and creating an ornate and ethereal indie-pop, shoe-gaze soundscape with both depth and heart. Working with long-time collaborator Hamish Dickinson at Phoenix Sound, Nottingham, Redwood’s twelve-track debut is expertly woven together by tales of nostalgia, existentialism and the romanticisation of time passing by.
Redwood are a five-piece alternative rock band from Hertfordshire, UK. Drawing influence from a range of genres from emo to post-rock, they combine delicate melodies and thought-provoking lyrics with intricate, shimmering guitars and powerful choruses with explosive dynamics. Since releasing their debut EP Blood Moon (2016) the band has released standalone single ‘Night Garden/Aster’ (2017) and appeared on stage with the likes of From Indian Lakes, Totorro, Fish Tank, Ducking Punches, Sam Duckworth (Recreations) and Yearbook to name but a few. They have been championed on Kerrang! Radio by Alex Baker and received critical acclaim from some of the best known and respected alternative music publications including UPSET, DORK, Punktastic and many more. Their follow up EP “Lay Your Love Down” (Failure By Design Records) only served to further cement their stamp on the UK alt-rock scene. With an ever-growing fan base and a renowned live show, Redwood are one of the most exciting young bands the UK has to offer.
Alex Birchall – Guitar, Lead Vocal / Jamie Richards – Lead Guitar & Sound Design / Conor Bond – Bass, Backing Vocals / Toby Fassioms – Drums / Edan Brown – Guitar