Edinburgh indie risers Dubinski return with hard-hitting new single ‘Soothsayer’. Stream ‘Soothsayer’ here – Watch the video here. The four brothers have also announced their residency at The Voodoo Rooms (Speakeasy) in Edinburgh on May 16th, 23rd, 30th, and June 6th. Tickets here.
Featuring sinister guitar riffs and a dark chord progression, ‘Soothsayer’ is wrapped around imaginative lyrics lead singer Eugene Gaine wrote while sleep deprived from working night shifts. Soothsayer tells the story of someone who repeatedly visits a torturous fortune teller, one who predicts only horrific events for the clearly masochistic customer to expect in the future.
Diving into the songwriting and production, Eugene Gaine says; “I started messing with the riff and chord progression before creating lyrics and melody, all with quite a dark feeling in mind. The chord progression reflects the story and creates quite a sinister feel. We then took it to the studio to add synth parts which lifted the track to an entirely different level.”
Shot in an old abandoned shopping centre in Paisley, with other roaming shots in the countryside in central belt Scotland, the video was directed by Stuart Alexander – also responsible for the visuals of Scottish top charters SAINT PHNX. The music video’s menacing aesthetic perfectly depicts the song’s lyrics, as it “follows the lyrical idea of the song, with the main character arriving in a seedy looking abandoned building to meet with the soothsayer. He is also transported to different realities and dream worlds where he’s haunted by a cloaked figure,” explains the band.
Named as “one of the best live acts around at the moment” by Jim Gellatly, Dubinski is an indie rock outfit hailing from Edinburgh, Scotland. Consisting of four brothers: Eugene, Fergus, Donal and Eoin Gaine. Originally from Yorkshire, they moved to the Highlands early in their childhood, where the atmospheric isolation and shared love of music pushed the four brothers to start playing together. After moving to Edinburgh to study, they took their music from the bedroom to the studio, releasing a series of critically acclaimed EPs under the moniker Ded Rabbit; ‘Wash Away’, ‘Wake Up In A Dream’ and ‘Moving In Slow Motion’. The band firmly made a name for themselves on the Scottish music scene, thanks to their fast-phased alt-rock and visceral live sets, and have seen praises from the likes of BBC Radio Scotland, Scotland On Sunday and Record Of The Day, among others – before gaining a nomination for best newcomers at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards and performing on some of the biggest stages in the country and in the UK including T in the Park, Wide Days and Liverpool Sound City. About their moniker they say; “as kids, after we booked our first show, our mother answered a call from a local journalist who asked what our band was called. She quickly responded ‘Ded Rabbit’ and hung up the phone. The name just sort of stuck”. When their mother sadly passed away, the brothers took a pause to reflect upon finishing their debut LP, recorded at RAK Studios in London with Grammy Award winning producers/engineers Mike Horner (Yonaca, Franz Ferdinand, Hot Chip) and Robbie Nelson (Beck, Jarvis Cocker, Rolling Stones).
With their new album now in hand, the brothers are not just raising their musical bar, but paying tribute to their late mother, Eugenia Dubinski, as they’ve taken on her maiden name by renaming themselves Dubinski.
|Dubinski Residency Info:|
|Dates: May 16th, 23rd, 30th, and June 6th|
|Location: Edinburgh, UK|
|Venue: The Voodoo Rooms @ The Speakeasy|