This Is The Deep is a collective of artists and musicians committed to crafting a visual and sonic world. Avoiding genres, they draw as much from artists such as Suicide, Death grips, and the scores of David Lynch and Ennio Morricone, as from the glittery pop-disco of the Scissor Sisters. Playing live within the watery, post-apocalyptic, hand painted installations of artist members Alice Macdonald and Mark Connolly, This Is The Deep also make their own plasticine album artworks, popcorn sculptures, and stop-motion and CGI videos.
What started out as late night recording sessions with producers-come-rhythm section Sunglasses For Jaws (Sinead O’Brien, Jeff Wooton, Miles Kane) in their Bethnal Green studio with flatmate, visual artist and musician Ranald Macdonald quickly spiralled into This is The Deep’s carnivalesque troupe of seven musicians. Post-Punk royalty Susie Honeyman (Mekons) on fiddle, joins Sammy Silue on guitar and vocals, Ranald Macdonald on synth and vocals, Hannah Tilson on Trombone and vocals, David Bardon and Oscar Robertson on Bass and Drums, with electronic drums and percussion from Liam Toon.