Interview With South Yorkshire’s Alt. Rockers “DeadBlondeStars”

South Yorkshire grunge/alternative rockers DeadBlondeStars have been performing together for a number of years, building a reputation as one of the area’s finest live rock bands. They released EPs in 2015 and 2018, before finally releasing their well-regarded eponymous debut album in May 2020

With COVID 19 bringing the world grinding to a halt shortly after the release of their album, DeadBlondeStars took to the airwaves in pursuit of wider acclaim, with radio airplay reaching far and wide across the globe. Like every independent band, few opportunities for live performance during the pandemic left the band isolated from their audience. This led them to film live performances of tracks from the album and distribute them via social media. The enforced downtime also gave the band time to write, refine and record around 30 new songs, before whittling them down to an album’s worth of new material. 

Once live music returned, the band secured slots at some of the UK’s finest grassroots music festivals in 2022, including Rock & Blues in Derbyshire, Rockin’ The Bowl in Sheffield and Wildfire in Scotland. Continued involvement with independent radio stations helped DeadBlondeStars reach a new audience, with the listeners of Great Music Stories Radio voting DeadBlondeStars their band of the year for 2022 (previous winners include Massive Wagons, Those Damn Crows, Scarlet Rebels and Amongst Liars). 

Moving into 2023, and with the inertia of a global pandemic fading into the distance, the new DeadBlondeStars album “Metamorphosis” is scheduled for release on 3rd February 2023.

It was a great pleasure to have the entire band on the Interview to talk on Metamorphosis ahead of the release. Check out the awesome guys on the below YouTube video.

The Band

Gary Walker: Lead Vocals/Guitar
Tom Gratton: Guitar
Oliver Thompson: Guitar/Vocals
Matt Simons: Bass/Vocals
Jamie Machon: Drums

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