I Am Derek
North Devon 2 piece “I Am Derek” release their new EP on Friday 17th November. This follows on from debut (demo) EP (“Zipped” ) recorded and released between Christmas and New Year last year having got together in December 2016. The Zipped EP was picked up by several radio stations across the UK and Canada.
In May 2017 they started writing and demoing new tracks which were again picked up by radio stations. These early demos received radio play worldwide on internet and FM radio stations. One of the tracks, “Boxes”, was voted no 4 in an Australian radio station’s weekly indie chart.
Radio play of the demos has snowballed and has led to radio interviews and several 15 minute features and endorsements without having an official release.
I Am Derek EP
The self-titled EP has 4 tracks:
- I Fell Short
- A Tale of Ordinary Madness
The EP is a thoroughly enjoyable way to spend 15 minutes. Three of the tracks are bouncy/noisy indie rock with fuzzy distorted guitars and from first listen they had me nodding along as I listened on my iPod at work.
The aforementioned “Boxes” has some subtle layered vocals and harmonies with instrumental break building to the end.
“A Tale of Ordinary Madness” is a much slower more ballad like affair.
On EP opener “I Fell Short”, Neil’s vocal is delivered earnestly and at times is not dissimilar to Graham Coxon both musically and vocally.
This self-produced EP was recorded at a cost of no more than £100, with the money having been spent on a second-hand condenser mic and a rehearsal space for recording.
The EP is scheduled for release on 17th November 2017, and is available now to pre-order through iTunes.