They looked toward the capital for inspiration and creativity, and were invited by a friend to live in a derelict pub in South London shared with artists. Braving a cold winter, the empty building soon became a place of writing and a makeshift rehearsal space where their sound would resonate over the surrounding estates. Whilst working in a record store, Adam met George (drums) who shared mutual influences. He was invited to a rehearsal and later joined.
Spring 2009 saw a move from the derelict pub to a new place of rehearsal, in the form of a disused room in a Victorian building. Due to its deep crimson walls and bare floorboards, it was entitled by the band as ‘The Red Room’. Following regular writing sessions, Riley (bass) a close friend of George’s was invited to hear the band and joined shortly afterwards. Immersing themselves in the metropolis ideal of London, Red Drapes began to create melodious portraits of lovelorn places and their inhabitants. Thoughts that were once harboured in small city life were now given a release, made apparent in early demos.
People, the self, and the romanticised notion of cities failing are all subject matters and lyrical stimulus. Themes of isolation, banality and unhappiness can be felt in ‘Reflection’ and ‘Dirty windows’, whilst ‘Hush now the dockyard’ sees them write a love letter to old industries failing to function as they did in their previous light. Red drapes are currently recording further demos with producer Laurie Latham (echo & the Bunnymen). An EP is planned for 2010 and will see the band continue with live shows throughout the year in the auk and overseas. Red Drapes are: Adam Heron - Vocals, Guitar Thomas Walker - Guitar George Latham - Drums Riley Difford - Bass Myspace Click here to see Red Drapes Myspace page! Facebook Click here to Become a Fan of Red Drapes Facebook page Twitter Click here to follow Red Drapes on Twitter! ILike Click here to ILike Red Drapes! Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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