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Band aims for the big time

PUBLISHED: 10:00 04 June 2010 | UPDATED: 09:46 01 August 2010

THE gaze of the world's biggest-selling rock magazine has fallen on a local band who have just released their debut album.

Rock and post-hardcore band Depth, from Beccles, received an impressive review of their new album, Situations Fulfilled, in Kerrang!

Now the band is now all set to explode into the big time through an album that is widely available on internet sites such as Amazon, Play.

THE gaze of the world's biggest-selling rock magazine has fallen on a local band who have just released their debut album.

Rock and post-hardcore band Depth, from Beccles, received an impressive review of their new album, Situations Fulfilled, in Kerrang!

Now the band is now all set to explode into the big time through an album that is widely available on internet sites such as Amazon, Play.com and HMV, and will soon be available in HMV stores.

Depth, who all still live in Beccles and are ex-Sir John Leman High School students, have been together for about nine years. They have had various successes locally, including winning the Oulton Broad Brewery Tap's Battle of the Bands competition, and will play at this year's Gig in the Park at Halesworth.

They toured the UK after signing with Rising Records in the summer of 2008, but the release of the album marks an even bigger milestone on their journey towards stardom.

“Getting the album out was the main thing,” said Ryan Holliday, 24, guitarist. “It was the best feeling when we had our copy sent to us after all the work we'd done, all the touring and all the writing.”

The album was mostly written in the past year, featuring only two songs that have appeared on past EPs, and was recorded in three weeks in a studio in Essex.

Ryan said that the band would appeal to fans of Funeral for a Friend and Lost Prophets, and that they had dropped a bit of the “screamo” side of their sound in an effort to make it more appealing to a wider audience.

“It's quite a good all-round album,” he explained. “It's more melodic. It's mostly all new material from the last year. We've got a lot more mature in our writing, it's a bit more technical and it's got more to it. We really tried hard to step it up, we're always moving forward.”

Depth also features Paul Hardy, 24, on lead vocals and bass; Ryan's brother Luke, 20, on vocals and guitar; and Rob Collins, 20, on drums.

Ryan said he was ecstatic to see the review in Kerrang! that appeared last month.

“We're all excited,” he said. “But we're very level-headed. We don't get too wrapped up in what may be but we embrace anything that comes our way.

“We're thinking about playing our next album tour, we're looking at touring the UK for a couple of weeks. We're going to try to do as much of the UK as possible.”

The band also has a new music video out, Burning Pages, which it hopes to get shown on the Kerrang! music channel and Scuzz TV.

You can see the video on YouTube by searching for Depth, Burning Pages, and official music video.

For more information visit www.myspace.com/depththeband. Depth next play at PJ McGinty's in Ipswich on Wednesday, June 16.

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