Band of the Day: Deafs Door

We have to thank the guys of Deafs Door for their patience. They got back to us in early March with their answers to this feature and it’s taken till now to squeeze them in. Band of the Day is a very popular feature! It’s great to see that there’s so much music out there, but please bear with us if your band is in the queue. We’ll get to you – eventually!

Simple things first – where are you guys from? 

We are from Birmingham, UK

How did you meet? 

Three out of the four of us have known each other for a long time as we went to school together, but we have only just got together properly as a band about a year ago. Andy (lead singer) joined after the three of us starting jamming, through mutual friends.

How long have you been playing as a band? 

We have playing together for about a year, but we haven’t played any shows as of yet and we have only just released our first single. We decided to keep everything under wraps until we are 100% happy with our tracks so we are only just showing our hard work to the world.

Before you get sick of being asked… where does the band name come from? 

We accepted a gig before we had an actual name or released any music through a good friend of ours Billy from the also brummie band Bad Girlfriend. So, the promoter asked what our name was and Tom (bassist) just came up with it on the bus on the way to work.

What are your influences? 

I think each band member has different influences which makes our music slightly more interesting as we are pulling ideas from many different genres. For example, Andy (lead singer) is very much into hip hop and rap, Sam (guitarist) is very much into old rock and dean and Tom (drummer and bassist) are both into punk/indie.

Describe your music. What makes you unique? 

I think what makes us unique is the rocky riffs that we play with the lyrics having a punk/anti-establishment feel to them.

Do you have any particular lyrical themes? 

Our lyrical content varies from song to song with some about life experience and others about the dissatisfaction of the modern world.

What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played? 

The 4th of May is going to be our first gig at the Sunflower Lounge in Birmingham.

What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show? 

In a previous band Andy (lead singer) had a fight with someone in the crowd while the band was halfway through their set thus getting kicked out of his own gig.

What kit do you use / guitars do you play / etc.? 

Sam plays a Standard American Telecaster with a variety of pedals and a Fender Hot Rod Deville II amp.

Tom plays a Squire Jaguar bass

Dean plays a red Yamaha kit with Meinl Byzance cymbals.

What, if anything, are you plugging/promoting at the moment? 

We have just released our first single “Wired Up” so we are trying to get that out there and we have our first gig on 4th May supporting Cocaine Piss, Sue and Bad Girlfriend.

What are your plans for 2019? 

This year we plan on hitting the Birmingham live music circuit hard getting as many show as possible. We have another single that we will release in a few months just going through the planning stages for the music video for this one. I think we will also go back to the studio after the summer and record a few more tracks.

If you were second on a three-band bill, which band would you love to be supporting and which band would you choose to open for you? A chance to plug someone you’ve toured with, or a mate’s band we’ve not heard of before! 

You would get a different answer to this question from each band member but I think one band that all band member would agree on would be Rage Against the Machine for the headliner. As for an opener we would have to shout out to our friends Bad Girlfriend as they have really helped us getting our first gig and pointing us in the right direction to enter the Birmingham music scene.

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