THE DEADLINE SHAKES - Sweeten the Deal

by The Deadline Shakes

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Sweeten The Deal is the debut release from Glasgow based band The Deadline Shakes. The single featured on Steve Lamacq’s 6 Music show and Jim Gellatly's In Demand Scotland show. Vic Galloway selected The Deadline Shakes as one of his Breakout Bands on Radio Scotland, and Artrocker are featuring the band.

“I think it’s got a real classic feel to it. It’s got those Crosby, Stills & Nash harmonies but then… slightly angular new wave. A bit of The Strokes perhaps? I think it’s a classic sounding song.” Vic Galloway, Radio Scotland

"Really good, a winsome, mandolin-led blast of power-country of the sort Kassidy wish they were making." The List

“New single ‘Sweeten the Deal’ is definitely a winner.” Racecar Spacecar

“This is excellent power-pop. They’re doing fellow Scots, like Teenage Fanclub, proud.” Obscure Sound

“Three and a bit minutes of perfect, chiming euphony.” Louder Than War

"If the thought of going into work this morning is getting you down, then look no further ... its happy go lucky charm is assured to put a smile on your face." The Blue Walrus

“Sweeten the Deal successfully nods to 60′s era psych and folk equally. Appearing to channel the likes of both Pretty Things and Big Star whenever they please, the recently unveiled outfit could be yet another internationally acknowledged power pop outfit from Scotland.” The Orange Press

"excellent Glasgow indie pop." When You Motor Away

"a delicious slice of indie folk-pop" Given and Taken in Ink

“Great melodies & harmonies, jangly banjo lines, and a sweet little guitar solo to boot!” Newdust

“here’s one we recommend; one that you can impress your pals with; one to which you can always smile smugly in six months time when the music press finally catch on.” Loud Horizon


released November 5, 2012



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Flowers In The Dustbin is a multi media collective: music, books, films, event instigator. To date we have released 37 singles, eps, albums, books & films. 2016 sees releases from The Echo Session and The Deadline Shakes with more to come. Airplay includes Radio 1, 6 Music, Radio 2, Radio Scotland, XFM & many more around the globe. ... more

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