Newcastle's deathrowradio is Chris Tate and Paul Christian Patterson. The pair have worked together as d_rradio for the past ten years, wooing hearts and minds with emotive adventures in sonic strangeness and melodic melancholy. The band's largely instrumental output has varied greatly in style, from stuttering folktronics to orchestral drone, via ephoric electro synth dub, all the while maintaining their uniquely distinctive feel.
Bringing together elements of different styles and adding their own key ingredient is the deathrowradio approach, as their new album Yummy shows. Having now dropped the underscore from their name, the duo are also leaving behind the laptops and synthesizers to dive headlong into a more confrontational live concoction of trippy guitar riffs and pounding punk drums; raucous and wild, yet underpinned by hypnotic repetition.
Born / Come To Light (7") (DIST9)
Dear John / Pick Me Up (7") (DIST10)
Out Of Love / You Hold My Breath (7") (DIST11)
d_rradio (CD) (DIST12)
d_rradio remixed (CD) (DIST12R)
Parts (LP / CD / MC) (DIST17)
Yummy (LP) (DIST27)
Press Photos (click on each image for a high-definition pic, or click here for a zip file containing all images):
All photos by Jill Tate.