"Eva Plays Dead have been recognized for their powerful female vocals, edgy lyrics, catchy guitar rock riffs and their powerhouse rhythm section. The band, made up of Tiggy Dockerty (Vocals), Matt Gascoyne (Guitar), Zach Shannon (Bass) and Seb Boyse (Drums), makes audiences across the country question how just 4 people can make such a noise.
Formerly known as BuryTheLadybird, this Derby band have made themselves an established, well-known act across the UK due to their hard working ethos and commitment to constantly tour up and down the country, playing at venues and festivals both large and small. However, leading up to where they are now, they have been through several changes of line up and musical direction so with a name change for the end of 2012 to suit the 'final product', an album to release in March through Artifex Records and a tonne of promotion leading up to it, the four piece rock band plan to carry on doing what they did as BuryTheLadybird and take their music to the road.
Having already released two very successful singles through Artifex Records with accompanying music videos on YouTube, which lead to the band being featured on the MySpace homepage, the Muzu TV homepage as 'Muzu Recommends: Breaking Artist' and the homepage of Glasswerk, alongside a collection of support from radio stations across the UK, including Kerrang! Radio, and great reviews from a range of webzines, we are very excited to release our debut album, of which the title will be announced alongside the new band name.
From classic influences ranging from Guns 'N' Roses, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Rancid, Black Flag and Motorhead to modern rock bands including Foo Fighters, The Wonder Years, Heaven's Basement and local favourites LostAlone, combined with the storytelling of great jazz artists which influence Tiggy's lyrics including Etta James, The Rat Pack and Ella Fitzgerald, the band have created their own, unmistakable brand of rock music. Powerful vocals, full throttle rock and feisty guitar riffs sum up the band.
The band pride their selves on their live performances and make sure that they deliver a full stage show which excites all the audiences senses.
Bustling into the 'Eva Plays Dead' set a few minutes after it has started, we are punched in the face with a powerful fist of noise. On first impressions it looks like a Florence and The Machine that have kicked all the hippy bullshit and have been on tour with Motorhead for 5 straight years. Led by the punk tinged soul of Tiggy's voice, the four piece create a passionate sound that seems to flirt with several genres. There are obvious elements of text book hard rock with Matt's fretboard wizardry but then the savage echoes of a Rancid-like thrash in bass monster Zach's handiwork. The soul of Tiggy's voice seems to be top of the hierarchy however with its sheer velocity and at times seems to become a wee bit jazzy. The only possible criticism is that Seb, the drummer needs more tattoos. - LeftLion @ Macmillan Fest 2012