The Rescue Rooms archives: 2015

ALTERED SKY (Red Room), Altered sky live in red room at the Rescue Rooms

  • Friday 31st July 2015
  • Supported by: Speaking in Shadows



altered sky cover

Genre: Rock

Hometown: Glasgow

About: In the words of lyricist Ana Nowosielska, the Glasgow rock band are “painting stories in real life” with their infectious brand of pop-rock. Not only female fronted but backed by a female drummer, Altered Sky stand out from the crowd with their uncynical self-belief and upbeat, punkish sensibility which is the backbone to their radio-friendly college rock.

Formed in 2010, this hard-working band have travelled along the traditional route of playing small venues up and down the country. Those efforts look set to bear fruit as the stages, crowds and fanbase all become bigger, alongside the bands they are playing with.

Career highlights so far include 2 supports with We Are The In Crowd at the Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh, one of which was opening Slam Dunk Scotland 2014. The band have also supported The Wonder Years in the Glasgow QMU and have appeared in a Rock Sound feature on Glasgow bands where they were described as “offering a sugary sweet take on things, with a high quality and class that should see them break beyond the Scottish border soon.”

Following headline shows in the Garage, Glasgow and London’s famous 100 Club in Camden the band launched their current EP ‘Stop And Live’ which was a follow-up to the critically acclaimed ‘In This World’.

Both ‘Where I Belong’ and ‘Live For It’ which feature on the EP have received airplay on Kerrang Radio, Planet Rock, Scuzz & K-ROQ as well as a large number of independent stations across the world, and the video for ‘Where I Belong’ was premiered on The band have recently been championed on Kerrang by self confessed presenter and fan Johnny Doom.

Recorded in Cardiff’s famous Longwave Studios, ‘Stop And Live’ was produced by Romesh Dodangoda who has worked with the likes of Twin Atlantic, Bullet For My Valentine, The Blackout, Funeral For A Friend, and the band will be returning to Wales this November to record their debut album.

With a full UK headline tour to be announced shortly the band are currently performing warm-up shows across the country. Plans for a Scottish & Ireland tour are already underway for 2015 as well as a trip to the USA where the band will be hoping to perform at SXSW as part of a run of shows in America, with an expected release date of their album in late Spring.

Links: Website // Facebook




Speaking in Shadows are an alternative rock band with an impassioned approach to the genre. Whether at hometown shows, or out touring the UK, they have become renowned for their blistering live performance and tireless enthusiasm and excitement. Since the release of their new EP: ‘The Lies We Lead’, SIS have been travelling the country promoting their new sound, piloted by their latest single ‘Technicolour Trainwreck’, which is telling of their progression and direction. With a second single set for release before the year is out, SIS are looking to hit fast and hit hard, and to spread their musical message further than ever before.

With a genuine appreciation for all of their fans, SIS treat every show as an opportunity to engage and inspire, and with so much to offer, Speaking in Shadows won’t stop until their voice is heard, and their message known.

Links: Website


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