Returning with a resounding new single for Autumn 2021, GATHERING OF STRANGERS, are back with Cherry Red.
With a twisting narrative cast in neon and shadow, Gathering of Strangers‘ latest unfurls a tale of primal passions and romantic power-struggles, as a couple find themselves locked in a love-game where nobody wins.
As the band’s frontman Conor Rabone says:
As ecstatic 80s-piqued synthesisers duel with reverb-tinged guitars and loping basslines, it’s a nocturnal indie-rock anthem that dances through light and shade; destined to lodge itself in your consciousness for some time.
Written in early 2020, the track was finally recorded in September 2020 with David Watts at Chairworks Studios (West Yorkshire). Also produced by Watts, Cherry Red was mastered by Dick Beetham at 360 Mastering.
Epic and enigmatic in equal parts, Cherry Red fuses the impassioned anthemia of White Lies with the heart-on-sleeve hooks of The Killers; capturing the five-piece’s grand ambitions with a single that shoots straight for the big time.
One-time strangers who would go on to forge the closest of bonds, Conor, Tom, Bruce, Peter and Andre came together in the creative crucible of Manchester while studying at University. Hailing from all corners of the country and with a diverse array of musical tastes, as Gathering of Strangers the quintet came together with one shared musical vision.
The band will perform at the Oporto in Leeds on January 20th 2022.