Red Storm Rising played their first and only
gig as a covers band in late 2002, the original idea being to play the
one set for a friends' birthday and call it a day. However, discovering
they had all the ingredients for a winning rock band, they decided to
stay together and pen some material of their own.
Based in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, the band began rehearsing
regularly in January 2003 and already possessing a wealth of live
experience between them, played their first gig to a packed out West One
Four in April, airing songs that would form the basis of their first
Where Is It.
RSR have since been gigging relentlessly and writing new material with
designs on attracting some industry attention and expanding their
fan-base. Work began in summer 2004 on their next release ‘Time Of The
Month'. While the album showcased some of RSR's catchiest songs it was
decided to not release the album. The band felt that with a bit of work
and song writing it was worth waiting till the next year to invest a lot
more money and record the album properly. And so, nearing the end of
2005 work was completed on
No Excuses the bands 3rd
album….a 13 track catchy, pumping cheese rock fest. Along with this
Love Letters & Hate Mail, a 6 track limited run
CD with a few extra but
ultimately different RSR tracks.
Red Storm Rising have been described as a blend of Punk, Mod, Grunge and
80's Cock Rock, resulting in something akin to stripped down, uplifting
and exhilarating skate-punk. Their live shows are some of the most
powerful and energetic around, with catchy tunes that never fail to get
the crowd bouncing along.