Photograph by Jess Sanderson
Barnsley based indie rock band GoldSoul release their debut single ‘Blood Red’ through Of National Importance Records this June, in anticipation of their first national tour of the UK. ‘Blood Red’ and its B-side ‘Waiting a Lifetime’ were recorded at Eye On The Wall Recordings in Rotherham with producer Ben Ridley, whose previous credits include the BBC Electric Proms and various compositions for film.
Childhood friends David Mapson (guitar/vocals) and Darren Pegg (Bass) formed the band in 2008 after meeting drummer Brady Denton at university. Over the past three years, the bands ‘foot to the floor’ attitude has earned them support slots with the likes of Hatcham Social (Fierce Panda) and Detroit Social Club (Fiction) as well as national tours with The Boxer Rebellion (Absentee Recordings) and Twisted Wheel (Columbia). Live shows have been described as ‘ferocious’ with Gem Archer (Oasis), Richard Hawley and Nick O’Malley (Arctic Monkeys) all declaring themselves fans of the band, whilst NME recognised GoldSoul as one of their ‘Unsigned Ones-to-Watch’ in 2010.
“Brash and reckless, [Blood Red is] a track that doesn’t take shit from anyone, with its lead guitar enveloping like a piercing bullet, only to be restrained and outdone by a thick thump of a bassline that rips and roars around breaking as much as it possibly can.“ 7/10
“There’s no doubting that GoldSoul’s debut single is a keeper for your iPod; two songs that can be bought out at any given time to lift your mood and breathe some life into your lungs.”
Live Music Scene
“Quite simply guitar-driven indie at its best”
“[Blood Red] reminds fans of their favourite bands and reaffirms the reasons
they looked on so fondly at said acts, whilst bringing to the table
fresh blood that can carry the torch further… it is ballsy, and it
definitely sweats pure grit.”
“GoldSoul sound like the ensuing chaos that would occur if you threw Iggy Pop and BRMC in a padded room with nothing but a 6 string and a big fuckin’ amp.”
“[Blood Red] packs a bigger wallop than you’ll typically find in the genre,
and they have clouded everything with a radio unfriendly fuzz.”
“‘Blood red’ is on full overdrive and with that thumping Brit rock. Cool solo.”