North East hard rockers DeeVer have premiered their ‘Only Enemy’ video exclusively on Planet Rock.
Opening with the lines “Filter the truth, design a you and hope you satisfy them all. Notification generation now, we’re unbelievable”, the driving rock anthem is a cutting commentary on how many people have a diminished sense of self-worth caused by the need for validation through social media.
You can watch the video first on Planet Rock right here:
‘Only Enemy’ is lifted from DeeVer’s 10-track debut album 'You Need This', which was unleashed to the world last Friday (1st February).
Also boasting the single ‘Fire At Will’, vocalist/guitarist Billy Taylor (ex-Inglorious), bassist Phil Appleton, drummer Higgy and guitarist Stevie Stoker recorded and produced most of 'You Need This' at their own North Red Studios in Darlington.
The rest was laid down at Liverpool’s Parr Street Studios with Tony Draper, who also mixed and engineered all the songs on ‘You Need This’ with Nick Watson (Iron Maiden, Deep Purple, Motörhead) on mastering duties.
Commenting on his time with Inglorious and DeeVer’s debut album, Billy Taylor says: "I love the classics when it comes to rock music, and I’ll always appreciate my time with Inglorious. All of the guys are extremely talented musicians and we shared some things most people don’t get the opportunity to do.
DeeVer © Tracy Kidd
“Things change though and I knew I wanted to do something different that suited me, something more contemporary based musically. Now I’m in a band back home with some of my best mates, hammering out the hard stuff and having a great time doing so. It’s reminded me of all the reasons why I wanted to do music in the first place! We all love what we are doing and are very excited for where DeeVer is heading.
“We have all put everything we can into making this album as great as possible and we are really proud of it. I personally love a good hook, and 'You Need This' is full of them.
“DeeVer has a pretty vast spectrum of influences from hard rock, to metal, to punk... but I guess you could break our musical DNA down to a few things: aggressive guitars, pop choruses and a B.S. free British attitude!”
You can read our review of DeeVer’s ‘You Need This’ in issue 12 of Planet Rock Magazine, which is out now.
The ‘You Need This’ track-listing is as follows:
1. Fire At Will
2. All Come Running
4. Back Down
7. Only Enemy
8. We Are
10. I Am The Cavalry
DeeVer 'You Need This'