Derby-based band The Downpage Liberation teamed up with a top young producer to record their new single, What the Hell? The indie-rockers worked with sound man Adam Fletcher, who has previously collaborated with former Stone Roses guitarist Aziz Ibrahim and legendary film director Shane Meadows.
The single is the second track on The Nth Degree EP, which has been hugely-appreciated by live audiences across the UK since its launch earlier this year.
Heavily influenced by garage and surf acts from the 60s, What the Hell? combines retro grooves with modern, riff-driven indie-rock. And that garage sound is served up in spades throughout The Nth
Front man Richard Castle said: “After speaking to ‘Fletch’, we decided we wanted to stay true to our roots as a garage band and the new EP reflects that.
“2014 was a great year for us. We met a bunch of awesome people and made some music we’re really proud of. I think 2015 is gonna be even better.”
To date, the Downpage have played shows and festivals all over the UK. They have appeared on bills with stars including JJ Rosa, former Inspiral Carpets front man Tom Hingley, former Seahorses singer Chris Helme and legendary cult indie band Neverland in their home city of Derby, where they are the city’s reigning Battle of the Bands champions.
Last year the band also worked with Red Hot Chilli Peppers photographer Tony Wooliscroft.
2015 looks a promising year for the Downpage, with discussions already underway for full commercial single and EP record label releases. The Nth Degree is available to preview on Youtube or download from iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and all other online music retailers.
You can follow the band at www.facebook.com/thedownpageliberation or www.twitter.com/thedownpage (@thedownpage). The Nth Degree is available to stream on Youtube.