The big news is out! TheDeepState are excited to announce that they have signed with new Label High Wire Records.
The first release is ‘Communicator’, taken from the forthcoming album, ‘Broken Pieces’.
You can listen to ‘Communicator’ here
High Wire brings the same aesthetic for quality and authentic music to releases, as its parent label Vintage League Music (VLM).
The album will be released on all formats at the beginning of 2023.

James Sedge , drummer with theDEEPstate is part of a project called MILKBONE, featuring himself, Phil Scragg and Matt Berry.

Milkbone the album is available on CD from from the 4 March 2022 Phil Scragg – bass, keyboards, guitar Matt Berry – keyboards, guitar James Sedge – drums, percussion

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TheDEEPstate have released their third album, entitled, ‘ The Dead Are Rising’. A biting musical satire narrated by voice actor Marcus Dillon. More of his work can be found here: aureliusvo

Enjoy the mini film and to hear and download the full album, go to :

Bandcamp and Spotify.

Mean Red Day is the first single off the second studio album by theDeepState, ‘Mysinformation Highway Pt2’. The album will be available on all platforms in July 2021. Follow the links at the top of this page to bandcamp and spotify.

The first single off the debut album, Mysinformation Highway Part 1. ‘Door to the Dome’. Co-written and sung by Tomas Doncker

Mysinformation Highway Pt. 1” on Spotify right now:

who are theDEEPstate ?

Ralph Cardall and James Sedge have been playing music together since a year long UK and European tour in 1995. They both have a deep love of progressive and instrumental soundtrack music and decided to collaborate on theDEEPstate music project. Their music is inspired by bands such as (early) Genesis, Yes, Rush and King Crimson. You can hear the progressive fingerprint of Mellotrons, Moog synths, acoustic guitars, odd time signatures, and wild soloing. The music is instrumental and has a cinematic / soundtrack feel with pieces that are allowed to stretch out and tell a musical story. Both James and Ralph play and produce music and video, for the brilliant Tomas Doncker from NYC. Tomas has worked with many top artists including Funkadelic, Amp Fiddler, Madonna, Yoko Ono, Bootsy Collins and Bill Laswell.

James Sedge – Drums and Percussion

James has played drums on the Matt Berry Acid Jazz albums ‘Kill The Wolf’, ‘Matt Berry & the Maypoles Live’ , ‘The Small Hours’ and the top 40 charting ‘Television Themes’ album. In 2015 they supported prog legend Steven Wilson at the Royal Albert Hall and also appeared live on CH4 to play the theme tune to Matt Berry’s ‘Toast of London’ TV show.

Soda Prism
This band plays the music of Jason How (CEO of Rotosound Strings) Based in Kent the band encompass the ‘Canterbury Sound’ of Mellotron drenched pastoral harmonies, with acoustic guitars, melodic bass and tribal drums. Surreal lyrical themes mixed with hard hitting English indignation and social commentary. They are a vastly experienced group of musicians (including special guest Steve Kara from the legendary Electric Prunes). Their debut album ‘Cantium’ will be released late 2020′

Cobalt Chapel
James plays live drums for the psychedelic/ gothic progressive duo of Jarrod Gosling (I, Monster/ Regal Worm, award winning album cover artist for Tim Bowness) and Cecilia Fage (Matt Berry and the Maypoles).

Ralph Cardall – Electric Guitars, Acoustic Guitars, Bass, Taurus Pedals, Moog Synths, Mellotron, Keyboards, Dulcimer

Ralph is a multi instrumentalist, producer and film maker. He has enjoyed a varied career both touring, producing in the studio and performing on live television broadcasts. As a film maker he has travelled around the world filming TV Documentaries across America, Europe, India and Australia, for worldwide broadcast. He has recorded and produced incidental music and full soundtracks for numerous films and T.V shows.

Phil Jolly – Graphics and Images

Phil has been in the Design, Advertising and Marketing Industry for just shy of 40 years, working for Midlands and London-based agencies as well as being a Partner in a company in the 1990s and early 2000s. He was worked with many musicians over the years as well as Corporate-level organisations. His music taste is wide and varied, but the roots of it lie firmly in the areas of Progressive Music and 60s/70s Rock Music. There is also a definite leaning to what many people often call ‘weird’. Phil now works freelance under the name of Jolz Design and can be contacted via email at

DeepStateImage is the brainchild of JolzDesign, and his unique visual interpretation of theDeepStateMusic.