- 16 Feb 22
Red Eye Pariah have arranged more studio time alongside booking another headline show for March 25th in the Deers Head, Belfast.
A fresh face on the Northern Ireland music scene, Red Eye Pariah take inspiration from rock, indie and hip-hop artists - melding genres to bring something totally different to the table.
Hot Press are delighted to premiere the quartet's powerful fourth single, 'The Woman?', and its accompanying lyric video below. With infectiously catchy melodies and rip-roaring guitar at the pinnacle moments, it's an offering that won't leave your head in a rush. While the subject matter is serious, without a doubt, 'The Woman?' keeps up the momentum at every turn.
All Red Eye Pariah members currently reside in the Belfast/Antrim area, and have risen up the ranks through well-respected bands within the local scene. Formed in April 2020, drummer Joe Dawson arranged practices with guitarist Sammy Stevenson and vocalist/guitarist Deano Kelly when restrictions allowed.
The trio recorded two debut singles 'Kamikaze Kid' and 'The Score' in Manor Park Studio with Neil Calderwood, which were released in early 2021. Following the release, the fourth and final member Alex Close joined to provide bass to the now-foursome. The line-up was complete, and their sound was honed.
With restrictions easing up North, the band were booked to headline Voodoo Belfast on November 4th. The show quickly sold out and prompted the release of the bands third single, 'At The End Of The Day'. The well-received track spawned interest from BBC Introducing and other tastemakers, broadcast on the BBC Radio Ulster airwaves as a World Exclusive during the ATL introducing show with Gemma Bradley on November 1st.
Following their sold out show, the group made their way to Dublin for a showcase which has seen them pick up more Irish followers. The performance acted as a warm up for their support slot with Golden Globe-winning actor Michael C. Hall and his band, Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum. The band once again played to a sold out crowd in the Ulster Sports Club on December 7th.
The rising band return with new single 'The Woman?', an indie-pop/rock ballad which shines a spotlight about the harsh world of substance abuse.
Constantly chasing her first high and falling deeper into addiction, the woman at the heart of the song tragically loses her life to drug abuse.
"From experiences of the band and those in our lives the topic of addiction is taken with a sincere outlook and a heavy heart," Red Eye Pariah say in a press release. "Identifying these issues through the song were important in the writing process to reflect what realities that we and others face."
The song was written over 10 years ago by Deano Kelly and was finally developed over the space of a few weeks when introduced to the band. It was recorded in Manor Park Studio, once again with Neal Calderwood, last June.
“This track is like a heap of turf from last year we’ve been sitting on it that long," the burgeoning outfit add. "We’ve put a lot of time and effort into the release and had great support along the way.
"We saw 'The Woman? as the track that would put us on the map, so every detail has been planned so carefully.”
Check out the lyric video for 'The Woman?' below: