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  • Years Active

    2011 – present (6 years)

  • Founded In

    London, England, United Kingdom

Red Sun Revival are an alternative/gothic rock band formed in London, England in 2011. The line-up consists of vocalist/guitarist Rob Leydon, guitarist Matt Helm, bassist Panos Theodoropoulos, and violinist Christina Emery. The band’s sound is defined by sonorous vocals with intricate, often sparkly guitars which float over driving bass lines and weave amongst haunting violin harmonies. The sound has echoes of the orchestral and choral aspects of film soundtracks and often incorporates elements of folk music.

Red Sun Revival have recorded a nine-track debut album entitled ‘Running from the Dawn’, featuring songs originally composed by Rob Leydon over a four-year period between 2007 and 2010. 2011 was spent developing and perfecting the material and in preparing the band for live work. Towards the end of 2011, all instrumentation had been recorded in Rob’s home studio in Bicester, Oxfordshire. Early in 2012, all vocals were recorded at Earth Terminal Studios in Odiham, Hampshire by Louis DeWray of goth rock band ‘NOSFERATU’.

The album was mixed and produced by Stephen Carey of ‘The Eden House’, ‘NFD’ and ‘This Burning Effigy’ and features guest recordings from violinist Bob Loveday of Bob Geldof‘s band, ‘The Eden House’, and numerous other collaborations. ‘Running from the Dawn’ was mastered by the twice Grammy nominated sound engineer Andy Jackson, producer of albums by such great artists as Pink Floyd and Fields of the Nephilim. Photography for the album and website was undertaken by Taya Uddin, who has worked with numerous high profile musicians.

The band has received very positive reviews based upon demo material, including in Dominion Magazine (UK), and Static Magazin (Austria/Germany). Red Sun Revival played their first gig at Whitby Gothic Weekend in April 2012 and were well received by a large and enthusiastic audience. The band will look to book gigs both at home and abroad in 2012 and eagerly anticipate interest from labels, promoters, DJs and audiences.

Read a review in the Dominion Magazine:






Rob Leydon - vocals, programming, guitar
Matt Helm - guitar
Christina Emery - violin
Panos Theodoropoulous - bass guitar

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