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Redhanded


Redhanded unleash debut album ‘Retrograde’

Four-piece, London based, alt rock band Redhanded are ready to reveal their explosive debut album, the ten track wonder that is ‘Retrograde’. Following closely on from their debut single, ‘Exit’, the mysterious sophomore ‘Smoke & Mirrors’ and finally their third, fiery offering ‘Bottom’. They return to us now, ready to unleash  their unique, eclectic take on Rock N Roll, melodic Blues, Metal and alt Rock with the masterpiece collection ‘Retrograde’.

Redhanded have cultivated an incredible chemistry as a band which is prominent throughout each and every track on the album. Punchy and perfectly layered, every instrument has its distinctive place and they mesh together as one full frontal epic energetic force. With talented musicianship at the vanguard, Redhanded stay true to the nature of their influences.

Featuring all three previously released singles alongside two shorter transitional tracks ‘Untergang’ and ‘Lila’, the remaining five unheard  tunes are utterly enthralling. Right from the very beginning we are catapulted into a world of ecstasy with lead Single ‘The Circle’, which claims its rightful place as the absolute showstopper, boasting pulsating rhythms, anthemic vocals  and gnarly riffs that grab your attention and speak to your very soul.

‘Undone’ harnesses that Red Hot Chilli Pepper-esque sound combined with catchy, soaring choruses. An almighty gong sounds, marking the beginning of the fifth track ‘Dead in The Water’, as smooth siren-like vocals call out, beckoning you deeper. ‘Firefight’ brings us back up for air before we sink down into the dark, rushing waves of ‘Deep Blue’.

Bursting with attitude ‘Retrograde’ features a glorious array of powerful, dynamic drumming, alluring, sensual bass, heroic, undulating guitar shredding and slick, husky vocals that simply command attention. A debut worthy of remembrance ‘Retrograde’ is undoubtedly the full package delivering the entirety of the Rock n Roll experience.

“Our debut album ‘Retrograde’ has been a labour of love and a personal journey for all of us. Our core sound was forged in the jam room, and refined over time – at the end of the day, we wanted to create an album that was organic, honest and truly representative of all four of our personalities in every song. We were drawing on decades of diverse musical influences that shaped us, but at the same time, we were trying to craft something that sounded modern, contemporary and accessible. Above all, we wanted to create an album we could listen back to, be proud of, and genuinely enjoy. That’s where it all began for us, and to that end, we feel that we have succeeded.”  – Redhanded

Formed in 2015 and recognised for tearing up the live circuit around London, Redhanded have become familiar faces in the alt rock scene. Having managed to harness the classic sound of an era all whilst injecting their own unique and inviting twist. Delivering gritty Rock N Roll at its finest, Redhanded showcases high energy, electrifying guitar solos all drenched with poetic yet moody lyricism. Drawing on the influences of classic rock, grunge and progressive metal, the band have established their own interpretation of modern rock which is fresh and authentic.

Redhanded are a four-piece independent rock band from London, comprising of Sohail Ajaz (Vocals), Faizan Baig (Guitars), Adil Azim (Bass) and Saif Malik (drums). The band formed in 2015 between friends jamming on weekends at the iconic Enterprise Studios on London’s Denmark Street. While they initially mostly played 90’s rock covers, the band found a unique energy in the room and quickly started writing their own music. A powerful aural fusion emerged from their individual influences, combining classic rock & roll, melodic blues and metal into a sound that electrifies the room. Packed with energy and always the loudest band on the bill, Redhanded have performed at some of London’s finest underground venues.

Redhanded – Bottom

Redhanded – Smoke & Mirrors

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