Deep Diver is a pop rock band from Amarillo, TX. Brothers Steven and Matt Dolezal cut their teeth in the Texas rock scene in the band The Bteam for many years before they decided to embark on a new musical project. Wanting to improve on the sounds of their youth, they began to write new songs, and released them as singles to make people aware of their new sound. “We started out as a band jamming high energy songs and really focusing on our live show," Matt Dolezal (vocals, guitar, piano) says. “But we have many different interests as far as the different artists we love to listen to, and we wanted to make a record that reflected that." Enlisting their other brother Josh on drums and bassist Johnny Bell, they performed around the southwest US.
After working tirelessly in the studio with Steven at the helm as producer, they released Under The Neon Lights on July 15, 2014. "Under The Neon Lights is a record that is very balanced; it's an equal blend of guitar and piano, it's filled with both rock songs and ballads, it’s equally introspective and fun, it’s even split down the middle with Matt and Steven sharing the lead vocal duties," says Josh (drums, backing vocals). Since their first single release, the electronic/hard rock hybrid “The City” in 2011, the band has evolved over the years. The release of each single brought new possibilities to their sound and helped to determine which influences would come closest to the surface. “I think our main goal with this album is to introduce people to our sound, and give people an album that’s uplifting and fun,” Steven (vocals, piano, guitar) adds. “We didn’t set out with any particular goal in mind for how it should sound except we wanted it to sound like four guys writing songs together and pushing each other while making the best songs we could possibly make.”
By December of 2014 Deep Diver was playing on over 130 radio stations nation wide, and by February of 2015 they were touring the United States in support of Under The Neon Lights - performing all over the country, including dates in Los Angeles, Nashville, Phoenix, Austin, Dallas, and Houston, and culminating in multiple appearances at the Red Gorilla Festival in Austin, Texas during the week of South By Southwest.
Under The Neon Lights (7/15/14) is now available at all major digital music stores.
Steven and Matt use Selah Effects
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