Proof both that fashions are cyclical and that the time frame for nostalgia is growing ever shorter, Terra Diablo is the obvious response to the neo-new wave synth dance bands of the early years of the 2000s: behold the shoegazer revival! Terra Diablo's manager, Jez Hindmarsh, used to be the drummer in Swervedriver, one of the leading lights of the original scene; his old band's influence, alongside contemporaries like the Stone Roses and My Bloody Valentine plus more recent rockers like the Foo Fighters and fellow Glaswegians Mogwai, is all over Terra Diablo's blend of alternately jangling and droning guitars, indie pop tunes, and diffident vocals. Terra Diablo formed in 2000, unsurprisingly by a pair of record store clerks: singers and guitarists Ian Fairclough and Davey McAuley bonded over the LP racks and soon were writing and demoing songs together. Adding bassist Paul Wilson and drummer Davie Calder, Terra Diablo began trudging up the ladder of Glasgow's competitive local music scene. A trio of EPs on various small labels followed, along with tours across the United Kingdom opening for bands like Snow Patrol, which pinched Wilson in 2005 after their bassist Mark McClelland left the band; Wilson's replacement was Stu Mileham. Signing to the indie label Nocturnal Records, Terra Diablo released their self-titled debut album in the fall of 2006, featuring re-recorded versions of all of the group's previous singles. Around that same time, Terra Diablo was in New Orleans, recording their second album with Evanescence producer Jeremy Parker. ~ Stewart MasonPortions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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