The Death Notes
The Black EP
Release date: 3rd August 2018
Hailing from Nottingham, England, The Death Notes found initial success with their first single ‘In the Spiders Web’ (2010) which was picked up for radio play by Mike Joyce (The Smiths) on his radio show.
The same year the band found themselves playing the main stage at the world famous Whitby Goth Weekend on the Saturday night supporting post-punk legends The Chameleons.
The Black EP is the second of the band’s colour themed EPs. Following on from the appreciated 2016’s White EP, the Black EP has a darker tone laying bare the band’s bleaker side. Recorded in the band’s hometown of Nottingham at Psyrex Soundlab, Hill Rise and Mark’s house, the EP saw the band continuing with their DIY approach to the recording process, allowing them to get more experimental with sounds and textures.
On the other hand, the EP was mixed in Romania by Adam Whittaker (The Damned, Doves, Julian Cope) and mastered in sunny Florida, USA, by Kramer (Galaxie 500, Low, Daniel Johnston). The EP sees the addition to the band of Mike Sinclair (Dick Venom and the Terrortones) who joined the band midway through the recording sessions.
The Death Notes are:
Mark Saxton – Vocals , Bass
Martin Bradley – Guitars
Chris Townsend – Drums
Jamie Laws – Keyboards , Synth drum Mike Sinclair – Bass