16
Dec
09

Re-Launch: One year of Deadwax

This friday (December 18th) Deadwax will be relaunching their new-look Myspace, Youtube channel & WordPress blog.  The re-launch will coincide with our first anniversary together as a group. 
 
The Myspace design incorporates all the people and events that made 2009 such a great year for us.  Including the new Myspace design, we will also be releasing two brand new tracks exclusively on Myspace. 
 
In the time we have been together we have achieved many things since our very first gig last December at The Grey Horse.  We soon found our home at Filthy’s (RIP) in Twickenham and quickly started to create a small, but very loyal fanbase (you guys!).  It is this fanbase, which has been ever growing, that helped us to acquire slots supporting the very best bands in Twickenham including Marner Brown, Klezma Villanova, The I Hearts & Saint Jude.  This also introduced us to Monotwin Records, an up-coming indie label based in Hampton. 
 
Since signing our record deal with Monotwin Records in June, we have worked together with Monotwin’s Jason Thomas in raising the profile of the band, and as a result we have played some great gigs this year.  In August we played Westfield Shopping Centre & an independent festival in Bath called Hamswell.  For anyone who went to Hamswell, it was amazing and I don’t think that that vibe could ever be recaptured.  It was also an amazing gig as we were joined on stage by our good friend Dollars on the tambourine at his home town festival.  Dollars went on to become part-time tambourine player for Deadwax until he had an accident involving a drum kit.  Dollars left the band in September by mutual consent. 
 
Our biggest gig to date was undoubtedly the gig for the NFL Tailgate Party @ Wembley Stadium on October 25th.  We played to a crowd of 22,000 people and released our debut single ‘Tearing Each Other Apart’ on the same day, an experience that we are unlikely to forget in our whole lives.  This was then followed up by a gig at the 100 Club supporting Saint Jude.  Still riding from the buzz of playing Wembley Stadium the week before, the night will be remembered by us all as we had the privilege to play for the legendary Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin.
 
Despite the great year we have had there is still a lot of work to be done over the next year for Deadwax.  In January we go into the studio, where we have been based since June, to record our as yet untitled E.P. due for release in Spring 2010.  This will be followed up by a small tour to promote the E.P. before we head onto the festival circuit and finally record our debut album.  Between now and then we will be constantly updating the Myspace with new songs as well as a brand new feature in the form of weekly video updates, which can be seen exclusively on our new youtube channel ‘Deadwax TV’.  ‘Deadwax TV’ will go live on friday along with the new Myspace design. 
 
We will be playing our final show of the year at the Red Lion All-Dayer in Twickenham on Sunday 20th December.  Deadwax are onstage at 7pm.  It would be great to see you all there and make a toast to a great year for music in Twickenham in 2009! 
 
Peace & Love
 
Deadwax
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