What are your names?
Eugene Gaine (Vocals), Fergus Gaine (guitar), Donal Gaine (bass), Eoin Gaine (drums)
What is the bands name?
How did you come up with the bands name?
Our mum gave it to the local paper at our fist ever gig. We hated it at first but it soon stuck.
What is your genre of music?
Give us a little bio about you as a band and as individuals.
Four brothers outfit, Ded Rabbit is an Alt rock/Indie band consisting of: Eugene (vocals, rhythm guitar), Fergus (lead guitar), Donal (bass) and Eoin Gaine (drums). Originally from Yorkshire, Ded Rabbit moved to the Highlands in 1996 and through the isolation and a developing love of music, the brothers started playing music together for over ten years. After moving to Edinburgh to study, they started working together in the studio, releasing their EPs ‘Wash Away’ 2014, ‘Wake Up In A Dream’ and ‘Moving In Slow Motion’. In 2015 the brotherly unit began their highly successful partnership with Glasgow based Rocket Science Studios, who have recorded the likes of Texas and Bell & Sebastian.
Are you a signed?
No we’re currently self-released. We like the creative freedom we’ve got going on just now.
You set to release your new single ‘Pressure Pusher” , tell us more about it.
‘Pressure Pusher’ is a song about the external and internal pressures found in everyday life
Tell us about the naming process of the single.
Naming the track was unusually hard as we had a few different titles going about. It wasn’t until we starting thinking about artwork and the video before we decided on the title.
What is the message you are trying to tell your fans?
We don’t have a particular message we want spread, we always want our fans to enjoy and be themselves.
What was the writing process like?
It started on an old beat up nylon string guitar that I found being thrown out in some rubbish. I think the riff was the first thing to come about and then we gradually built it round that. We liked the slightly 60’s vibe in the verses and wanted something edgy in the choruses.
What was the recording process like?
It was a pleasure as always using Rocket Science Studios in Glasgow. For this track we did things slightly differently and tracked most of the instruments together live, I think this helped it groove a little more.
You also have a tour coming up , what a can you tell us about it?
So far we’ve a wee 5 date UK lined up. The free to use, gig swapping network Off Axis has always helpful for us when booking tours and a couple of dates are done through the network.
OCT 30TH HUG & PINT, GLASGOW
NOV 03RD LITTLE BUILDINGS, NEWCASTLE
NOV 04TH VOODOO ROOMS, EDINBURGH
NOV 06TH THE FINSBURY, LONDON
NOV 09TH THE LEMON TREE, ABERDEEN
Do you have support acts?
Yeah we’ve got some really exciting ones! Bad Mannequins from Glasgow are Joining us in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen and we’ve got French band BOPS coming over to do a few dates with us as well.
Will there be merch? if so what can fans expect?
Yeah we’ve got T’s, badges and CD’s.
Where can you get tickets?
Do you have any collaborations coming up with any other artists or bands?
No we don’t have anything in particular lined up although we might do some collaborative stud with Rocket Science Studios which should be cool.
Would you be up for collaborating with artists or bands?
Yeah, we’d always be up for a collaboration.
What made you go in to music?
It’s always been in our lives so it was a natural progression to pick up instruments and start making tunes.
Do you play any instruments?
Yeah we play all our own instruments: Vocals, Drums, Bass, Guitar.
Who are your influences?
A lot of classic stuff like the Beatles, Thin Lizzy, Led Zeppelin are always favorites. Books and films always influence our tunes as well.
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
Luckily inspiration has never really been an issue as writing songs has always been an enjoyable process that we’ve been doing for a while. Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?We’d like to keep on expanding and hopefully visit the States at some point.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
We love going to gigs and checking out other bands. We like to go back to the wilderness to chill out and maybe do some fishing, camping hiking etc.
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
‘The Boy Are Back In Town’ – Thin Lizzy
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Just keep true to what you love to do and follow your gut instinct
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
We don’t really think too much about sayings etc.
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?