Red Huxley are a young rock band from Cape Town; Dylan Jones on guitar, Matthew Pullen on bass, and Murray Stephenson on drums. Due to a mix of talent and fate the trio have now arrived in California to record their debut album with Dave Catching from Eagles of Death Metal despite only becoming a feature in the Cape Town music scene in 2011. To document their wild journey in the US, Kim Hinrichs from Motion City Films and Dan Nash who runs the blog Bangers and Nash are tagging along to create a series of documentary-style videos. This is episode one.
The story that led to Red Huxley recording with the renowned musician and producer Dave Catching really began when, after paying their dues around the Cape Town circuit, they were invited to perform their first significant gig at Oppikoppi 2011. A year later after gigging around South Africa with some of SA’s most notable bands they managed to meet Eagles of Death Metal; a favourite band of theirs, when they came to South Africa to perform at Oppikoppi 2012 and at One Night in Cape Town.
After winning a 5FM phone-in competition for backstage passes to One Night In Cape Town, the band were able to share their EP and EPK with the guitarist, Dave Catching. Dave must have liked what he heard because soon after meeting they were invited to record their debut album in his studio, Rancho de la Luna, in Joshua Tree, California. To raise funds they posted their plight on KickStarter and within four weeks managed to raise enough funds to set off on the trip of a lifetime to the USA.
Motion City Films are the same company that made Red Huxley’s video for My Own Way. This new series of videos will cover each stage of the trip and will be released in succession through the MK DSTV channel and online through MK’s Youtube channel, on Red Huxley’s site and on Bangers and Nash.