Red Light Acid Test emerged from London’s burgeoning alternative rock scene. Embracing a dark, tarnished vision, the four-piece spent 2019 gigging around the capital’s back room bars sharpening their sound. Merging garage rock with grunge’s spit & fury and tight angular riffs, RLAT create a noisy blast of brooding intensity.
In May 2020 the band released the first of 3 songs recorded with the Mercury Prize nominated producer Ian Davenport (Band of Skulls, Gaz Coombes, Slowdive) in his Oxford based studio. ‘Lose Myself’ was an immediate hit with the radio and press, generating positive reviews and strong airplay on 30+ radio stations throughout the UK and Ireland.
In July the band released their second caustic single ‘Elephants’, a statement against the fakery of modern life. Sounding like a barrage of post grunge heaviness, this single again received wide airplay and strong reviews.
The 3rd single ‘Relapse’ was released in November 2020, a strong statement of intent from the start, weaving heavy, overdriven riffs with an edgy, soulful vocal. RLAT once again strive to create head-crushing music with no compromises.
Vocalist Laurence McCron says – “This is a song about addiction, but also how difficult it can be to change ourselves for the better” - “You might climb out, Wash yourself clean, But the stains still show”
2021 started with Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland putting RLAT in his top 5 bands from 2020 and Stewart Pink from Phoenix FM’s ‘The As Yet Untitled Rock Show’ adding the band’s Lose Myself to his top singles from 2020.
This January Richer Unsigned made Red Light Acid Test their artist of the week.
“While the heavy, angular riffs and big drums are the immediate pulls, the band does a fantastic job creating frenetic, anxious tension in both the music and lyrics that really hold you as a listener. If you like your rock dark, heavy and moody, Red Light Acid Test is one you’ll definitely wanna watch!
RED LIGHT ACID TEST are:
Laurence McCron - Vocals & Guitar, Oli Suchanek – Guitar, Nick Emery – Bass, Tom Eustace – Drums
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