Fiery Scots Flood Of Red might not be a big name just yet but after casting a critical ear over their debut album we reckon it won’t be long before the Border raiders add their name to the list of new homegrown bands ushering in an exciting new era of Brit rock.
Single Home Run (1997) hits stores a week on Monday and long player Leaving Everything Behind follows hot on its heels in mid-October. It really is a record worth exploring and we’ve got our hands on an album taster for your listening pleasure.
Flood Of Red opted to go down the independent route some time ago and in the internet age the band isn’t averse to fans finding out about their music via any popular route available. For drummer Graham Griffith and his mates it’s all about spreading the word, by whatever means possible.
“We decided very early on that we wanted a bit more control over our careers and we think we might have found a way of gettng it,” he said. “We really wanted people to be able to listen to the music as much as they wanted to for free, but also to give the people who want to own the record a bunch of ways to get it.
“We have some tracks available as free downloads, we’re going to stream the album through a shareable widget on our website four weeks up front of release. And we’ve made varying levels of packages available from direct digital download through to a deluxe package with an exclusive shirt, a DVD, a digipak version of the record and a limited edition 12 inch vinyl.
“Hopefully there’s something there for everyone. We’re also encouraging people take hold of the shareable side of things and use our streaming and free download widgets on their own social network sites.”
Take a look at the following for a snapshot of Leaving Everything Behind – produced by Brian McTernan (Cave In, Thirce, Converge) and available on October 19 via Dark City.