The Deep Red Sky play Hootananny on the 20th of October,2013.


They’ve been a relatively regular feature at Madhatters and Hootannanys over the last few months but this one in particular is part of a U.K. tour with Northern Irish band Amidships. The Scottish, alternative Indie, 5 piece band, combine distorted guitar and bass soundscapes with melodic, heartfelt harmonies and… a glockenspiel!

They have just released their latest single ‘Kids‘which is a darker more introspective reworking of MGMT’s classic hit of the same name.  It’s a bold move to release a song that is still going to be relatively fresh in people’s minds but this possibly works in their favour. They’ve made the song their own and it compels you to stop and give it your full attention.

The Deep Red Sky released their debut album Plans in May 2013 and it was well received by blogs and radio alike, receiving support from the likes of Jim Gellatly (Amazing Radio, In Demand), Tom Morton (Radio Scotland), Iain Anderson (Radio Scotland) and Sarah Champion (Absolute Radio).

From an Inverness Gigs perspective it’s yet another album from a Scottish act that shows that the Scottish music scene is arguably at its strongest in many years. It sits easily alongside recent offerings from Roddy Hart, Frightened Rabbit and Admiral Fallow.

Full Tour Schedule

Autumn Tour With Amidships

20th October – Hootananny Inverness

23rd October – Bar Bloc Glasgow

24th October – The Electric Circus Edinburgh

25th October – Lomax Liverpool

27th October – Retro Bar Manchester (The Deep Red Sky only)

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I've always loved music and spent my late teens and early twenties playing guitar in various bands on Lewis and Aberdeen. Other than playing in some truly terrifying pubs in Aberdeen not much came of it and life became focused on family and having a 'proper' job. Inverness Gigs is an outlet for me to quell my inner frustrated musician and the caliber of local acts has even inspired me to take my own music more seriously again. Who knows, one day I might venture back on stage under the fierce scrutiny of an Inverness Gigs reviewer! You can contact Toby direct at