Hailing from Britain’s North-West, a thriving hub of musical heritage, Slydigs are a charismatic four-piece leading the rebirth of rock and roll music by bringing a fierce modern edge to a classic sound.
Consisting of four school friends who grew up together in the industrial wasteland between Liverpool and Manchester, rock and roll music became an effective escape from their seemingly pre-ordained destinies in the factories and building sites of the North-West.
With a style of music that perfectly depicts the disillusionment of modern day life, Slydigs have earned themselves an ever expanding fan base and have recently supported rock legends, The Who, on their world tour. As well as The Who, Slydigs have also supported Catfish and The Bottlemen, The View and Pete Doherty, and they also went on two full European tours with Vintage Trouble, playing all over the continent. It is the dynamic song writing duo of Dean Fairhurst (vocals/ rhythm guitar) and Louis Menguy (lead guitar) that has brought them to this point and the pair seem to have an affinity for not only writing hard-hitting rock and roll anthems, but more laid-back ballads too that act as thought provoking social commentaries.
Now, the band are releasing their new EP How Animal Are You? On 12th May, a six-track collection that was written during an extraordinary time in the band’s career as they were transitioning from the menial daily grind of working life to performing with one of the world’s greatest rock bands. How Animal Are You? aims to provide listeners with an insight into the band’s inherent grit and fire that becomes apparent when you hear their music.
Due to the classic rock sound that Slydigs have developed for modern audiences, the band have been compared to the likes of The Rolling Stones, Oasis, The Kinks and The Black Keys. Their last single, ‘Light The Fuse’, was the only new band track to make it on to the video game Rockband, for Playstation and Xbox, and in addition, the band even received praise from Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder when he saw them supporting The Who in Seattle, complimenting Dean on his voice, saying ‘from that performance I can see why you’re excited about your future in the business’.
With the platform they have already built for themselves and accolades such as these, Slydigs are certain to be making waves in the rock scene and are ‘bound to be filling stadiums in the not too distant future’ (Outlook Magazine). Also, the band signed with Trinifold Management, the same team looking after The Who, after the company saw them perform at the Big Feastival in 2014.
To promote their new record, Slydigs are also embarking on their own headline UK and European tour. You can see their dates below:
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19th May,Deaf Institute, Manchester, UK
20th May,Fibbers, York, UK
21st May,Think Tank Underground, Newcastle, UK
22nd May,Corporation, Sheffield, UK
24th May,Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK
25th May,Garage Attic, Glasgow, UK
26th May,Mash House, Edinburgh, UK
27th May,Warrington Festival,, UK
29th May,Bodega, Nottingham, UK
30th May,Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham, UK
31st May,Louisiana, Bristol, UK
1st June,Sticky Mike’s, Brighton, UK
3rd June,Camden Rocks, London, UK
5th June,Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes, UK
6th June,Portland Arms, Cambridge, UK
14th June,Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland
15th June,Merleyn, Nijmegan, Holland
16th June,Graspop Festival,, Belgium
17th June,Hellfest,, France