Dead Man Fall
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Dead Man Fall

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
Band Alternative Indie




"Dead Man Fall"

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"Dead Man Fall - Beating Heart"

Dead Man Fall manage to produce a very upbeat and catchy indie pop single by using a pop-induced chord sequence and a light, but lively chorus, which gets heads nodding.

‘Beating Heart’ starts with a very steady beat and low-key guitar tones, producing the initial chord sequence in which the rest of the song builds upon, giving it its pop dynamic.

The vocals come through in a static style, reminiscence of 90’s pop music, and this technique establishes the subtle indie atmosphere that is the foundation of the track.

The chorus does away with the static style of vocals and introduces the clear and strong voice of Des McCabe chanting the lyrics, “nothing’s gonna wear you down, no one’s gonna tear you down” giving the song an enlightened euphoric topical element.

Towards the end, an electronic synth introduces an 80’s pop vibe and McCabe ooh-ing subsequently adds to this feeling of nostalgia that the song completely captures.

‘Beating Heart’ is a single that collates a wistful and sentimental feeling connected to past generational pop and indie tracks, but with a modern twist and keeps listeners interested as well as dancing. -

"Sound Check"

Dead Man Fall Suwarrow IT is 9294 miles from Glasgow to the low coral atoll in the Pacific Ocean's Cook Islands that this song is named after. Of course I didn't know that. I had to look it up. And what Suwarrow was.

But after listening to the Glasgow band (something I did know), I really liked this summery, upbeat tune as the rain lashed and the wind howled in bonnie Scotland.

Just like the girl of the song who runs off and meets a stranger, I'd quite like some Suwarrow sunshine.

Still, we have this great new song from singer and bassist Des McCabe, guitarist Vincent Brownlow, guitarist Kevin McLaughlin and drummer Gareth McLeod.

Starting with the lapping of waves and some perky brass, it has the positivity of first album Stone Roses and a hands-in-the-air chorus, "Feel the golden sands, between her toes". Time for a ticket to Suwarrow. | Suwarrow is out now. If you're unsigned or on an indie label, send your music to Rick Fulton Daily Record, One Central Quay, Glasgow G3 8DA, or email - Daily Record

"Dead man Fall - Suwarrow"

Glasgow’s Dead Man Fall latest single maybe about a girl running away to a beautiful island, but it’s a ferociously feel-good and utterly infectious offering that epitomises all that’s good about listening to this band. The track bounces along in a happy-go-lucky fashion courtesy of its sunshine melodies and spritely hooks, before launching some killer brass towards the end. -


Still working on that hot first release.



Electronic 4 piece from Glasgow, Scotland with influences from New Order to Arcade Fire. Steadily increasing their profile on the live circuit and through single realeases their videos have gained thousands of views on YouTube. Dead Man Fall received great interest when their song 'Bang Your Drum' was used in Craig Ferguson's final episode on The Late Late Show which saw them achieve Number 1's in the American Itunes & Amazon rock charts, number 2 in Canada and made New York's WFUV Radio's breaking bands for 2015. Back home, this year they have played a storming live session on BBC Radio Scotland's Culture Studio, sold out Glasgows iconic King Tut's Wah Wah Hut and a rousing performance at the T in the Park festival. The guys are currently working on a debut E.P. for release in early 2016 and have been invited for a rare 2nd session on BBC's Culture Studio. <p>

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