The Deep Blue are quietly outspoken with an air of rebelliousness and punk attitudes fused with hypnotically beautiful harmonies and intertwined instrumentations. Their lyrics range from small, detailed vignettes and musings to anthemic calls to arms, with strong elements of storytelling and always deeply personal and reflective.
Coming together in lockdown, The Deep Blue burst onto the scene in May 2021 with the release of the first track from their debut EP ‘Taking on Water’. This led to key indie press such as DORK, The Line of Best Fit & Atwood Magazine clambering to get the inside scoop on Manchester’s hottest new band.
Fresh off the back of their sophomore EP, Sugarcoat, The Deep Blue embarked on a sparkling debut UK tour, selling out Camden Assembly, London and their home-coming show at Deaf Institute. ‘Sugarcoat’ caught the ears of tastemakers such as Dork, Rodeo, Groupie and New Wave with the title track anointed ‘track of the month’ on Amazing Radio and receiving some meaty airtime on BBC Radio 6. This year the band have added Y Not, Tramlines, Victorious, Greenbelt & Underneath the Stars to their touring itinerary for summer including Truck Festival, having won the Band App vote to play. Winning votes came from respected indie industry tastemakers including So Young Magazine and John Kennedy of Radio X. Whilst on tour with the Lottery Winners this winter, the band are writing and recording their third EP. Industry ears are primed to hear what this unstoppable band has next to offer. For fans of: Haim, Flyte and Boy Genius.
2022-2023 live highlights:
UK debut tour:
Leeds, Hyde Park Book Club
London, Camden Assembly: SOLD OUT
Manchester, Deaf Institute: SOLD OUT
YNOT? - main stage,
Truck Fest - Band App winners
Green Man - Rising Stage
Underneath The Stars - 2 performances
All Points East
Flyte, UK tour 2021
Amazons, Manchester Academy
The Lottery Winners, UK tour 2023
Clash: "The band won word-of-mouth acclaim with a string of fantastic singles last year, illuminated by those precocious live shows."
Line of Best Fit :"The Deep Blue are softly carving out their niche with a uniquely current take on indie-folk."
Clout: "this feels like an exciting time to find yourself discovering The Deep Blue, and meeting a potential break-out act right at the beginning"
Dork: "A bitter-sweet but emotive slice of indie-folk"
BBC Radio 6: Chris Hawkins, Tom Robinson, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Gael, Radio X, Amazing Radio Track of the Month, BBC Introducing Lancashire, BBC Introducing Merseyside, BBC Introducing Manchester, local radio.
Print highlights 2023:
Rodeo: Four page spread in Volume 19 Summer 2023
Groupie Magazine: Double page spread
New Wave Magazine and Tape: Full feature