Solo Material

Mark Deeks – Lift the Sun
“A down-to-earth, dark taster of folk-tinged elegance … Mark’s greatest strength is his sure melodies. The arrangements ache along cleanly, feeling like the songs are holding something blacker back.” (Rock-a-Rolla Magazine)

Taking influences from as broad a spectrum as Frank Black’s solo material, Alice in Chains, Seth Lakeman, R.E.M. and Tenhi, ‘Safesake’ is a journey of a singer-songwriter longing for a simpler world. Songs such as “Lift the Sun”, “Ancient Shell” and “Medicine Note” have a dark exterior, but those who invest the time will hopefully discover the heart of the album is a stubborn resolve to find a positive approach to adversity. My aim was to make the unusual time signatures never feel forced and balance with strong hooks, to accompany stories of our battle against “progress”.

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