I came across a band that quite literally made me stop everything I was doing at the time and just listen. The song opened to a steady drum beat, followed by a deep bass line; then came a grungy guitar riff and tuneful vocals that led to a catchy chorus and the creation of what literally was music to my ears. That song was called Lead Me Away and the band’s name was Red House Glory, who we absolutely dig at Q4radio.com. Hailing from London, the group are made up of Lewis Knaggs on vocals and guitar, Jonny Greenfield on bass, Nathan Grace on guitar, and Theo Grace on drums.
In 2013, Red House Glory recorded and released a live EP entitled Fever; a venture that many might say is daring coming from a new band. Daring it was and it paid off as the EP was met with widespread positivity reflected through the impressively tight sound of each of the four tracks, namely ‘Fever’, ‘Lonely’, ‘Lead Me Away’ and ‘Only One’.
Red House Glory’s sound is refreshingly unique and adds a modern twist to the reviving rock genre. With influences from 90s bands such as Nirvana and Pearl Jam, as well as older legends like Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones, Red House Glory reflect their love of these varying styles through their own brand of music. The Fever Live EP was actually an unplanned release and was created as a way of sharing live performances with their many overseas fans.
Red House Glory have played several gigs around London in spots like The Barfly in Camden, The Borderline in Soho and The Roundhouse at Chalk Farm. This past month they headed up north to perform at Liverpool Sound City where they also made waves the previous year and which will, no doubt, result in yet more gigs for the coming months.
‘Painkiller’ is the band’s brand new single mixed by producer Simon Bloor, and it is a combination of blues-heavy guitar tones and weighty lyrics together with an incredibly cool bridge that tops the song off in a typically Red House Glory style of doing things their way.
Enjoying growing recognition not only in their native London but both nationally and internationally, Red House Glory are on the rise. So keep your ears open for a band that will bring a great deal of listening pleasure to your day.
On a final note, if you’re wondering how the band decided upon their name and you guessed that it has something to do with the 1967 Jimi Hendrix blues song, ‘Red House’, you’d be absolutely right.
By Samia El-Balawi
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