Torch Song - Philadelphia

by Deadwall



Everyone has moments when things get tough, but we all have a favourite track that can turn things around. A single song can change how you feel. That’s your Torch Song — it lights the way out of the dark.
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) has launched Torch Songs to bring together music lovers and top artists in celebrating the power of music to lift us out of life’s low points. Artists are recording exclusive versions of songs that have inspired them, and fans are invited to share their own Torch Songs.

Feeling like you need a way out isn't something that has escaped the Deadwall family, without too many details, there have been some scary times and if it wasn't for support and the comfort music gives us, chances are this post wouldn't be written at all. Let's all look after each other and if music helps at all, let's keep creating and sharing.

We recorded a cover of Neil Young's Philadelphia for this campaign... the video link is below, along with a behind the scenes video link and a link to the website, which contains contributions from Blaenavon, Lewis Watson, Satellites, Years & Years, Lower Than Atlantis, Tall Children, Francis Lung, Neil Cowley Trio, The Vaccine, Frank Turner, Retro Kid, Tom The Lion, Lewis Fieldhouse, Rou Reynolds, Her Name is Calla, Post War Glamour Girls and Twin Atlantic.
Enjoy x


released December 20, 2016

Song by Neil Young
Sounds by Deadwall
Recorded and produced by Deadwall and Robert Simpson in The Red Room, Bradford
Mastered by Tom Woodhead at Hippocratic Mastering



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CLASH - Gorgeous. 'Ballad Of Kasumi' is a wonderfully dreamy pop of songwriting, from a group blessed with enormous imagination.

NME - Meandering from slickly executed chamber pop to the shoegazer momnets of 90s college rock. Glimpses of Big Star & the more stoned elements of Dinosaur Jr.
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