In 1994 a small but vibrant Antwerp music scene meant that most alternative bands were incestuous, liquid beings; with each musician being as likely to be in five bands as one, but a mutual love of all things alternative and underground, melded five talented musicians and performers into dEUS.
Following Sea, dEUS’ latest album, was recorded in late, produced and mixed in bursts of activity following the October 2011 release of the previous album Keep You Close with producer Adam Noble again at the controls. Following on from the confessional noir of ‘Keep You Close’, ‘Following Sea’ is a lighter and brighter album. Shifted out of their comfort zone, dEUS deliver their first song in French, the opening spy thriller theme in waiting “Quatre Mains” and some of their most tender moments in “Nothings”, “The Soft Fall” and “Crazy About You”.
Keep You Close sees lead singer and lyricist Tom Barman determined to return the band to a more personal lyrical style and a warmer musical approach. The album features vocals from Afghan Whigs/Twilight Singers frontman Greg Dulli on the track “The Dark Sets In.” The album was produced by Dave Bottrill (Muse, Tool, Placebo) and Adam Noble (Guillemots, Mumford And Sons, Paul McCartney).