Featured Artist - SLYDIGS
Dean Fairhurst & Louis Menguy took it upon themselves to bless the musically gifted north west with the formation of their band SlyDigs shortly after leaving school in Warrington, Greater Manchester in 2006. Peter Fleming and Ben Breslin later joined to complete the band line up.
This energetic, fast paced rock n roll band went out and grabbed the guitar scene by the scruff of the neck, shaking up a scene that is now looking more and more likely to emulate the highs of the sixties and nineties. SlyDig’s have the drive, the hunger, the ambition, the image and more importantly the music.
They instantly got out there and played wherever they could, building a fan base all over the UK with successful trips to Ireland included, there was nowhere these guys wouldn’t play in their drive to bring their fresh, thumping, energetic sounds to the new listener. They have even gone out and about doing pop up gigs from the back of a borrowed van to get their deserving tunes heard.
It wasn’t long before the industry sat up and took notice of what this band were all about and in early 2012 they signed to Flicknife Records who cite them as their most exciting signing of the last twenty years…not bad!
The bands influences are diverse and range from The Clash to The Rolling Stones to Bertolt Brecht and you hear that in their music. For the younger listener there is shades of Death in Vegas, Primal Scream and Kasabian with a much more driven sound. It’s not often you dance to indie music but with this band every song will get you dancing, it’s loud, it’s lively and 100% floor stomping rock n roll.
Lead singer Dean Fairhurst’s melodic lyricism matches perfectly with Louis’ lead guitar backed up with thumping drum’s and a rhythm to ensure the dance floor matches the energy of the stage.
Last week saw the band release their new album, the first under Flicknife Records titled ‘Never to be tamed’, this album will without a doubt take SlyDigs to the next level and bless us all with another top touring band for years to come.
Check them out at http://www.slydigs.co.uk for future gig listing’s, free downloads and album links. Also check our album review available here http://www.mancuniapromotions.co.uk/album-review-slydigs-never-to-be-tamed/
Feature written by Anton Pell for Mancunia Promotions
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