25th January 2019
Cat No: GDNCD028
Gare du Nord
We’re pleased to announce the long-awaited third album Different Planet, from renowned London psych-pop band Deep Cut, out on CD and digital via Gare Du Nord on 25th January 2019.
Brimming with kaleidoscopic guitar hooks, driving motorik beats and hazey shoegaze comedowns, Different Planet is unmistakeably a Deep Cut album, yet at the same time a wholly infectious and uplifting pop record. Although delayed while the band took an extended break, Different Planet picks up confidently where their 2011 critically acclaimed album Disorientation left off.
Mixing an array of influences - the 60s psych rock of The Byrds and Beatles, jangle, drone, krautrock, hip hop and electronica - Deep Cut return to the roots of their shoegaze/dreampop sound to distill something new and full of energy. As a result, Different Planet is not short of stand out tracks. From ‘Still Counting’, with its gooey guitar breeziness, the seductive synth pulse of ‘Alarm Button’, the pounding, crunchy riffs on ‘Swimming Against The Tide’ and ‘Sharp Tongues’, or ‘Different Planet’s mellow trip hop breaks, there is a great deal to dig into. Throughout, Emma Bailey’s combination of silky vocals and incisive lyrics cast a sheen over it all; hints of Motown and Britpop, the Gallaghers (if they’d been sisters not brothers), perhaps some Pauline Murray and Miki Berenyi too.
Deep Cut formed in 2006 around the songs of Mat Flint and Emma Bailey. The band also features Mat’s brother Simon Flint on bass and Ian Button on drums. Mat was formerly the frontman of 90’s band Revolver, and also played for Death In Vegas (along with Button) for over ten years up until the early 2000s. Deep Cut have released two albums on Club AC30 - My Thoughts Light Fires in 2009 and Disorientation. During that period, they also produced a series of remixes for other artists including Ringo Deathstarr, Tim Burgess, Daniel Land and The Megaphonic Thrift.
- ...as the heady bass and layers of shoegaze din recall the reverb-drenched ghosts of Jesus & Mary Chain and Primal Scream, but strong hooks and a muscular sound bring it up to date.” Dazed
- “Disorientation is a bold and brilliant record full of summer-haze and sparkling pop songs.” Gold Flake Paint