GATHERING OF STRANGERS Release New Single "Cherry Red" Ahead Of UK Tour

Published on 5 November 2021 at 10:17

Words: Kyle Anderson


With the release of their new single “Cherry Red” and an upcoming EP set for release, five piece Gathering of Strangers have announced a UK tour.


“Cherry Red” narrates the story of the love/hate relationship we have with fear. The tale unravels the romantic power struggles a couple find them-self in when locked in a love-game that nobody wins. With the male character’s charm getting the female into the bedroom yet the female’s power chaining him to the bed, he is left to decide should he escape or not. 


The track was penned in the beginning of 2020 and was recorded with David Watts at Chairworks Studios in West Yorkshire in September 2020. Watts produced the track with Dick Beetham providing the 360 Mastering. The song is filled with 80’s-esque synths, looping baselines and reverb-tinged guitars and takes listeners through the light and shade of musicality. The indie- rock anthem is sure to find itself stuck in your head after one listen.


Since forming in 2015, Tom Wingate(Guitar), Bruce Higgs (Bass), Conor Rabone (Vocals), Andre Ilkiw (Guitar) and Peter Crampsey (Drums) have become well established in the local scene selling out headline shows at Soup Kitchen, Night & Day , Yes and playing sets at Neighbourhood and Dot2Dot have resulted in festival goers clambering for more from the band. With a string of successful support shows with acts such as Electric Six, Third Blind Eye and Morcheeba and after working alongside industry recognised talent in the form of Cenzo Townshend (Decoy Studios), David Watts (Kaiserchiefs, Paul Heaton) , Frank Arkwright (Abbey Road) and Neal “x” Whitmore (Marc Almond/Sigue Sigue Sputnik) the band have now announced dates for their Gathering Of Strangers Tour.



26 Nov - Liverpool, Jacaranda

4 Dec - Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge

15 Dec - Manchester, The Castle Hotel

16 Dec - Preston, The Ferret

20 Jan - Leeds, Oporto

With a bright future ahead of them , Gathering of Strangers  have highlighted their intention to make their mark on the industry and “Cherry Red” is just the start of their new music as fans await the anticipated EP. With successful festival appearances in their arsenal, the UK tour dates are must see events for fans.



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