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A 5 piece band from Norwich, featuring: Three guitarists, Two lead vocalists and One breathtaking live show. As is often the case, the heart of Deers formed after the demise of former local bands. Two months inertia, Deers clicked. Ideas emerged, songs blossomed and the creative process was under way. Loaded with ambition, the band set themselves the challenging task; writing / recording / releasing 4EP’s within 1 year.

Green (EP1) is full of moody, simple structures with duelling vocals and breathtaking lyrics. The band explains, “EP1 seemed quite an easy experience as we were new and fresh with plenty of ideas.”

Green was released at the bands first live show in February 2011. Swiftly after, they were picked up by Adrian Cooke at BBC Introducing and Norfolk based music platform The Transition to play live sessions.

So far, so good... 

However, with Green out in the open and local East Anglian shows in full force, Red (EP2) was proving to be a stumbling block. The plan of writing a softer, more stripped back second EP took many sleepless nights writing and recording in church halls, bedrooms, bathrooms and even kitchens before the band were happy with the finished result. The band comment:

“Many of the songs were written, pulled apart and re worked. A struggle, but no more than growing pains, Red is a reflection of those times. You'll hear more separation between styles throughout its 5 tracks.”

Red was released at Deers triumphant first appearance at the Waterfront in September 2011.

Not wanting to stay within the comforts of home writing and recording,  Orange (EP3) saw Deers head to London’s Engine Room Studios at Universal Music, to record the first two tracks from the release in a fully live setting. The band mention “it’s heavier, there’s more duel vocals on it, it’s the edgiest Deers material we’ve written yet.”

Orange is due for release on the 28th November, followed by a local Norwich EP launch show, taking place on the 1st December at the Waterfront (Studio). All EPs are completely free.

EP2 by Deers

All released via Sound Unique Entertainment


Green EP1 – Feb ‘11

Red EP2 – Sept ‘11


Orange EP3 – Dec ‘11

Blue EP4 – Feb ’12