Forming through a mutual love of all things riff hungry and sleazy, The Idol Dead mixed up influences as diverse as Rachel Stamp, Foo Fighters, and The Pixies to come up with their own version of big booted rock n roll! The Dead aren’t looking to change the musical landscape, but neither are they happy to be ‘just another rock band’ – so they infuse every tune with Ebola catchy melodies and riffs you could build a house on. Live, they’re like a sonic hand grenade, going off in all directions, backing up their furious music with a passionate stage show most bands would find hard to match.
The Idol Dead believe in the DIY ethos –they started their own label, Raaa! Records, to release their debut ‘Die on my Feet or Live on my Knees’ … self-funding … but for Dark Little Hearts they turned to their fans for help.
An army of iDolls and ZomBoys ordered and paid for the album in advance – within 6 weeks the band had 100% of what they needed to start the whole process – and were simply blown away by the dedication and support of their fans.
Singer Polly Phluid says ‘It seems such a great way of making music, asking the fans if they’d like a new album then going and making it for them. Obviously we’re not making money out of this, and have only asked for cash towards the recording. But, it’s created such a great vibe for us, that I can’t imagine not doing this again! We’re overwhelmed, happy and humbled by the support we have received and can’t wait to get this bad boy out.’
‘We’ve gone all out on production, taking our time to craft a record worthy of the fans. We’ve even drafted in Claire Cameron form Leeds based groovers The Claire Cameron Band to sing a duet! This really is gonna be the album of our careers to date!’
The boys worked with Leeds audio genius Carl Rosamond, who mixed their 2010 debut Die On My Feet Or Live On My Knees. Carl and the band worked over 2 months to create the record they really wanted to make – big riffs, big vocals, big drums and big solos. So the watchword was ‘big’.