Lead Singer Dean Fairhurst and lead guitarist Louis Menguy, both originating from the Warrington/Greater Manchester area, began formulating their own band after leaving high school in 2006. After being informed by the careers officer that the only place they were bound for was, either the building site or the dole queue, they took it upon themselves to form, what would be, the enigmatic Rock & Roll band, Slydigs.
In their live performances, Slydigs have managed to ensnare not only the belle époque of the Northern Music Scene, but have also captured beautifully their origins and influences to produce what can only be described as “the most charismatic, modern day live act” out there today!
The bands’ influences range from the Rolling Stones to the Clash and take many values from the bands of the 1960’s and 1970’s. They also take influences from the likes of Bob Dylan, Charles Bukowski and the great Jack Keruac. Their music is a refinement and reinvention of modern day Rock & Roll.
Having already supported the likes of the iconic New York Dolls, The Fall, Alabama 3, Pete Doherty, Idlewild, The Rifles, Slydigs are no strangers to the live scene, both indoor and festivals alike. It is there, in the venues and festivals across the UK & Ireland, that they have refined their distinctive sound.
2012 was the year that Slydigs signed to FLICKNIFE RECORDS and the release of their Debut Album, ‘Never To Be Tamed’ happened on September 24th 2012. Frenchy Gloder, (Flicknife MD) says
“Slydigs are the most exciting band we have signed in the last 20 years”
March 2013 saw the band embark on mini UK tour to promote the album and new single.
9/10 Viva La Rock
9/10 Bring The Noise
“A storming track from a storming Debut Album!” BBC Introducing
“With energy to boot, the band are a tornado of great indie music from thudding drum beats and riffs that makes it impossible to keep still” Review- 100 Club- 2012
“Slydigs have got the looks, the haircuts, the riffs, a Manchester postcode and a love of money, women and fast cars. In short, everything they need to be the saviours of rock ‘n’ roll and kick out the indie kids and electronica knob twiddlers.” Review Radio Caroline Tv
Slydigs are also currently part of a musical ‘collaboration’ with Tricky, formally of Massive Attack! Having made a track for Tricky – they are now looking forward to it being released on his forthcoming album!!
Slydigs’ online Debut single ‘ELECTRIC LOVE’ (which British music bible the NME declared as being “one of the five tracks you must listen to this week”) Their music is creating colossal interest from all sources – It was awarded video of the week on Sky Music Channel Lava and also the Radar Section on NME TV. Channel 4 has also featured it on a new programme, “Fresh Meat.
Electric Love will also feature as the Theme tune to a brand new US, Acme productions talent show starting this year.