Deepshade in the Snakehead soup

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A WIGAN band will get to showcase its brand of heavy, dark rock riffing on its biggest stage so far with a prestigious support slot next week.

Stoner and grunge-influenced rockers Deepshade will take ot the stage at Preston venue 53 Degrees on the same bill as fellow three-piece The Amazing Snakeheads on May 7.

The group, made up of guitarist and vocalist David Rybka, bassist Tom Doherty and drummer Paul Barlow, has already made an impact on the Wigan scene with its visceral songs influenced by the likes of Black Sabbath, Nirvana and Soundgarden.

David is no stranger to the 53 Degrees stage, having played there with his other band Victorian Dad, and he is looking forward to supporting the uncompromising punk-influenced Glasgow band.

He said: “Musically they’re quite similar to us and have a very gritty, punky sound, so I think it should be a good bill.

“This is a really good opportunity for Deepshade, The Amazing Snakeheads are signed to a label so you never know who might be in the audience.”

The band is currently preparing to record its debut EP of stompy blues-rock songs, which it hopes will be ready for release later this month.

The Amazing Snakeheads will arrive in Preston promoting visceral debut album Amphetamine Ballads, which earned praise for its rage, romance and dark humour. The band even recorded at night in the studio to get the right feel for its furious brand of rock ‘n’ roll.

Deepshade will support The Amazing Snakeheads alongside Skinny Wrist Gumbo at 53 Degrees in Preston on Wednesday May 7. Tickets are available at www.53degrees.net or from Seetickets on 0871 220 0260.

For more information about Deepshade, search for the band on Facebook.