Red Sun Revival is an alternative/gothic rock band which was 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.
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 recorded a nine-track debut album entitled ‘Running from the Dawn’, featuring songs originally composed by Rob Leydon over a three-year period between 2007 and 2010. 2011 was spent developing and perfecting the material and in 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. In September 2012 Red Sun Revival was signed to music label afmusic. The album was distributed in the UK/RoW through Resurrection Records. The band has received very positive reviews, including in Orkus (Germany), Dominion Magazine (UK), and Static Magazin (Austria/Germany). Red Sun Revival is looking to book gigs both at home and abroad and eagerly anticipate interest from promoters, DJs and audiences.