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Red Sun Revival is an alternative/gothic rock band from London.

Red Sun Revival is currently preparing an EP for release in 2014. The EP was mixed and produced by Steve Carey of ‘The Eden House’, ‘NFD’ and ‘This Burning Effigy’, who Red Sun Revival also worked together with on their debut album.

Red Sun Revival released a nine-track debut album entitled ‘Running from the Dawn’ in October 2012, featuring songs originally composed by Rob Leydon over a three-year period between 2008 and 2010. 2011 was spent developing and perfecting the material and preparing the band for live work. Towards the end of 2011, all instrumentation had been recorded in Rob’s home studio in Bicester, Oxfordshire. Early in 2012, all vocals were recorded at Earth Terminal Studios in Odiham, Hampshire by Louis DeWray of goth rock band ‘NOSFERATU’.

The album was mixed and produced by Steve Carey and features guest recordings from violinist Bob Loveday of Bob Geldof‘s band, ‘The Eden House’, and numerous other collaborations. ‘Running from the Dawn’ was mastered by the twice Grammy nominated sound engineer Andy Jackson, producer of Pink Floyd’s Division Bell album. Photography for the album and website was undertaken by Taya Uddin, who has worked with numerous high profile musicians.

Red Sun Revival’s first music video, “My Child”, was released on 11 March 2013.


Critical acclaim for “Running From the Dawn”

Mick Mercer – “a tormented fantasy”

Mick Mercer – “a beautiful record which makes for charming company”

Dominion Magazine – “an interweaving soundscape of echoing atmospherics”

Dominion Magazine – “they are […] as rich in diversity as they are in constructive brilliance”

Hazzard of Darkness – “Emotional, brilliant, striking. Exactly the right slice of gothic rock for the long winter evenings.”

Planet Mosh – “Definitely well worth checking out”

Gothic Paradise – “Definitely a wonderful debut”


Press Coverage

  • Red Sun Revival has been interviewed for several magazines and websites worldwide and our songs have featured on magazine compilation CDs and DVDs such as Zillo Magazine and Gothic Magazine amongst others.

  • Red Sun Revival’s songs have been aired on radio in Argentina, UK and Germany.

  • Red Sun Revival was Static Magazin’s band of the month

  • Red Sun Revival held the number 1 position in Radio Dunkle Welle’s monthly charts and annual 2013 chart (and other songs have reached the top 20 several times).



Red Sun Revival has played at Whitby Gothic Weekend as well as gigs and private events in London, Manchester, Nottingham, Carpi (Italy) and Dornbirn (Austria). In 2014, Red Sun Revival has been booked to play at the O2 Academy Islington (London) as well as in Athens (Greece), Berlin and Duesseldorf (Germany).

As well as headlining our own gigs, notable bands we have supported include: Diary of Dreams, David J (Bauhaus), The Eden House, NFD and The Skeletal Family.



Red Sun Revival are an alternative/gothic rock band formed in London, England in 2011. The line-up consists of vocalist/guitarist Rob Leydon, guitarist Matt Helm, bassist Panos Theodoropoulos, and violinist Christina Emery. The band’s sound is defined by sonorous vocals with intricate, often sparkly guitars which float over driving bass lines and weave amongst haunting violin harmonies. The sound has echoes of the orchestral and choral aspects of film soundtracks and often incorporates elements of folk music.