Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 10:27 CET:



Australia’s Hazards Of Swimming Naked have announced a full international release for their debut album Our Lines Are Down in celebration of its 12th anniversary this year.

The album will be available on all digital platforms and CD via Bird’s Robe Records as part of the label’s 10th anniversary celebrations.

The band are now based in Brisbane, having originally formed in the far north of Queensland in Australia. The humidity and vibrancy of that region permeates their music and culminates in a sound which shares all the cinematic grandeur of artists such as Mogwai, Mono & Godspeed You! Black Emperor.

Over the past 12 years, their two full-length albums Our Lines Are Down (2009) and Take Great Joy (2018) have showcased their shimmering melodies and intensely emotional songwriting.

They have also earned a reputation in their homeland for excellent live soundtrack performances to multiple short and full length films. Their live shows have largely been based in Australia – building a dedicated following locally and sharing stages with many of the most iconic artists in the post-rock genre – Mono, sleepmakeswaves, 65daysofstatic, This Will Destroy You, And So I Watch You From Afar & more.

Bird’s Robe Director Mike Solo says: "Hazards Of Swimming Naked have long been a favourite of many of the Bird’s Robe bands and I was really happy to work with them on their second album release ‘take great joy’ back in 2018. Their debut Our Lines Are Down remains one of the most beloved Australian post-rock albums and is a landmark record for the band and our little scene. It deserves greater attention internationally and that’s why we are giving it renewed attention in 2021 as part of our anniversary series.

The guys in the band are brilliantly talented, lovely folks and they’ve always been warmly welcomed by all the other artists they’ve shared a stage with. It’s an honour to be able to continue to share their music with people – even if it does take several years for each record to develop! As they themselves say – Hazards Of Swimming Naked is a unique slow-moving flower, but one that is truly beautiful when in full bloom.

Format: CD, Digital
Label: Bird's Robe Records
Genre: Post-Rock/ Cinematic
Release Date: 15/10/2021

Facebook: www.facebook.com/hazardsofswimmingnaked
Bandcamp: www.hazardsofswimmingnaked.bandcamp.com
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/hazardsof
Label: https://birdsrobe.com


Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 08:51 CET:

DYING HYDRA "Of Lowly Origin":


Deep down in a sonic abyss of sludge and filth - a beast has evolved: Dying Hydra is three-headed mammoth specimen of Hydra - arisen from the sludgy undergrounds of Copenhagen. This beyond-heavy and intense trio has set out to paralyze the hordes with their distorted and immensely dirty soundscapes supported by memorizing visuals that swallows reality itself.

Together, as mortals, they unfold the devastating heavy music of the immortal Hydra. Dying Hydra was formed in Copenhagen spring 2018 by Lars Pontoppidan (guitar/vocals), Patrick Fragtrup (guitar/vocals) and Tejs Kyhl (drums). The members of the band have extensive experience on the Danish metal scene where they roamed together in a now defunct band. Upon playing together again, now as a trio with no bass but instead with octave pedals added for low end, the trio’s efforts spawned a new vigor and inspiration materializing in what has now become the band’s heavy, atmospheric and sludgy sound.

Despite their relatively short period of existence, the band has already managed to play with bands like Hatesphere (DK), Orm (DK), Alkymist (DK) and Primitive Man (US) - as well as playing at well-attended events at Loppen, Posten in Odense as well as Northern Discomfort Fest and others.

The theme of new album Of Lowly Origin revolves around nature and science, with lyrics touching subjects such as the human impact on the environment, the incredible life of the undergrowth and the overwhelming size of the universe that surrounds us.

All tracks deeply reflect these aspects not only lyrically – but also musically in form of crushingly heavy, dynamic and atmospheric sludge metal compositions. Of Lowly Origin is supported thoroughly by the immense sound created from the unusual band constellation who forms a soundscape that, uncompromisingly, swallows the listener whole - leaving them floating in the vast cosmic chaos surrounding us.

Of Lowly Origin was recorded and mixed in Sweet Silence Studios (DK) by Patrick Fragtrup of Wolf Rider Sound Production and mastered by Brad Boatright of Audiosiege (US). Outstanding artwork by MontDoom (Design & Illustration), Layout and additional artwork: Diogo Soares (Soares Artwork) and Lars Pontoppidan (Black Grain).

The album will be available November 5th on ox-blood/ marbled red vinyl.

Format: LP, Digital
Labels: Narshardaa Records, Maniyax Records, Vikelighedsfjern, minoRobscuR, Heartland Records, Black Grain Records
Genre: Doom/ Sludge Metal
Release Date: 05/11/2021

Official: http://dyinghydra.dk/oflowlyorigin
Facebook: https://facebook.com/dyinghydra
Bandcamp: https://dyinghydra.bandcamp.com
Virkelighedsfjern [DK]: https://virkelighedsfjern.bandcamp.com
Heartland Records [DK]: https://heartlandrecordsdk.bigcartel.com
Black Grain [DK]: https://blackgrain..dk/records
minoRobscuR [DE]: https://minorlabel.de
Narshardaa [DE]: https://narshardaa.com
Maniyax Records [DE]: http://maniyax.com


Wednesday, September 08, 2021, 09:49 CET:



Australian progressive rock group Closure In Moscow have announced they will promote the release of their cult classic debut album First Temple this year as part of its 12th anniversary. The celebrations are part of the Bird’s Robe Records 10th anniversary series, which run from March 2021 to March 2022, featuring a huge array of Australia’s legendary progressive, alternative, post-rock, post-metal and experimental pop artists. First Temple was originally released on vinyl for the first time in collaboration with US label Equal Vision Records, who signed the band for its initial release in 2009.

Closure In Moscow have received critical acclaim internationally for their stellar live performance and avant-garde sound in the decade plus since they formed in Melbourne, Australia. After their debut EP The Penance and The Patience thrust them onto the international stage, First Temple saw the band breaking in the United States upon its release in 2009 and has since seen them become regarded as one of the most beloved acts in the world of progressive rock.

The young group experienced the heady success of a band on the rise, relocating to the United States to pursue successive gruelling tours across the continent, including a coveted spot on Warped Tour, before finally returning home to Australia for festival appearance and headline tours at the tail end of a massive twelve months. With little respite, what followed was further heavy touring – across Australia, the UK and Europe, Japan, over two years in support of a record that just kept growing.

Guitarist Manny Zenneli comments: "From people giving it praise back then, to people today discovering it and reaching out and showing us love, it’s still as surreal as ever. I kind of forget that people discover new music every day and just because you wrote something years ago doesn’t mean it can’t be something totally new and undiscovered [now]. It’s so crazy when someone from a remote part of the world reaches out or posts something on their socials about it. At the time we released First Temple, we were thrust into this roller coaster of touring and travelling globally. We finished recording and immediately began what was a two year touring cycle to support the record. Our lives changed overnight. Every day was a new crowd/new city or country, it was so crazy. I’m really grateful for the entire experience, it was a really special time in the bands progression and we grew a lot from it, both as musicians and people.

Each song we put out is like a snapshot in time for me. I can hear something and pin point exactly where and what was going on in my life and how I felt at the time and First Temple is no different. I’m really proud of that record and love all of the songs on there for different reasons. If I was to pick a favourite: A Night At The Spleen. It’s super fun to play, gets a crowd dancing and singing and just takes me back to a really joyous time in my life where everything was really aligned and vibing high.

Upon completion of the First Temple touring cycle, the band entered a brief hiatus. Finally, after a period of hibernation and much-needed reinvigoration, the band’s long-awaited follow up gestated in the form of a quirky concept album: Pink Lemonade was conceived as a project to explore the band’s penchant for the absurd and to encapsulate the yang to their previous yin. The band began working on their third full-length album – and were in the midst of production when the pandemic struck, enforcing lockdowns in their hometown of Melbourne for weeks at a time throughout the past year. Still, progress has been made...and with the as-yet untitled new album on the way in 2022, now is a perfect time to introduce yourself to the world of Closure in Moscow – with their jaw-dropping musicianship and exuding a positivity like no other, by their own admission, this band is here to melt faces and take you to the moon.

Format: LP, CD, Digital
Label: Bird's Robe Records
Genre: Progressive Rock
Release Date: 01/10/2021

Official: www.closureinmoscow.com
Order: https://closureinmoscow.bandcamp.com/album/first-temple-remastered
Facebook: https://facebook.com/closureinmoscow
Label: https://birdsrobe.com


Thursday, September 02, 2021, 16:14 CET:



Australian indie psych-pop artist Pluto Jonze has announced his new album Awe will be released Friday November 5th.

Having already previewed the record with the A/B single Kelsey in Corduroy and Walk Off The Edge With Me, the next glimpse of the long- awaited record comes in the form of another Double A-side release Dot/ Moonmaking which showcases the luscious and sweeping production of the record.

Over the past decade, Pluto Jonze has established himself as a particularly unique voice whilst wearing hats as producer, songwriter, performer & visual artist.

Following triple J and US college radio hits Plastic Bag in a Hurricane and Eject from his debut album (2013), and the Sucker EP (2014), Pluto embarked on several years of collaboration, touring and producing with artists ranging from Ball Park Music, Jungle Giants, Megan Washington, Delta Riggs, Lime Cordiale to Cub Sport, and in 2016 he performed on JJJ’s Like A Version. In 2019 he gained international attention performing his song I’ll Try Anything live on a burning piano.

2021 will see the release of Pluto’s long awaited sophomore album Awe, 4 years in the making. Written around piano rather than the more familiar guitar riffs, Awe is a true evolution, an epic dreamscape, influenced as much by romantic composers Debussy, Erik Satie, Vangelis, Jean Michel Jarre, as by Indie Psych modern greats Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Beck, Tobias Jesso Jnr, Tame Impala, AIR and Todd Terje.

The first A/B side - Walk Off The Edge With Me/ Kelsey In Corduroy - showcased a darker edge of Pluto’s song writing and production, and features a collaboration with debut guest vocalist Anna Davoll.

Pluto comments: "A lot of things to do with this album have been a leap of faith. Exploring all this new territory has taken time to get right but I really feel like finally these tracks are ready for people to climb up on. I’ve realised Pluto Jonze is something that will always be a part of me and I want to keep releasing music forever under this name."

Format: LP, CD, Digital
Label: Bird's Robe Records
Genre: Indie Psych-Pop
Release Date: 05/11/2021

Order: https://plutojonze.bandcamp.com
Facebook: https://facebook.com/plutojonze
Label: https://birdsrobe.com


Thursday, September 02, 2021, 10:16 CET:



Wounded Bird by Flying Norwegians is best Norwegian country rock album to ever have been made. An album that is so convincingly good, in every conceivable way, that it was almost released by A&M Records. But it’s also an album that serves as a classic example in which everything that can go wrong, does go wrong. And at the worst possible time.

“Almost” will serve as the keyword here. First the good news: Flying Norwegians released their first LP in the autumn of 1974 and was quickly hailed as an extraordinary Norwegian band. The album was proof that a Norwegian band could, in fact, compete with American artists in the same genre, country rock in this case. Therefore, the expectations surrounding the follow up album were huge. But these expectations were resoundingly met. The ten songs recorded for Wounded Bird showed a maturity in musical expression, as well as the lyrics—many of these written by the painter, Per Helge Hansen. And once again, the album featured some provocative cover artwork: a dead bird on a dinnerplate.

The album was released in early 1976. The rest of the year should have been one long victory parade for Flying Norwegians, culminating in a release of the album overseas in the United States. Instead, the band and its fans were witness to a series of “almost” events. Almost a breakthrough, almost record-breaking sales, almost released in the USA and almost nominated for a Spellemann. That last one was a mistake - no one remembered to send the record in for an evaluation, so the best Norwegian rock album of 1976 was not even considered for the award. It’s a sad ending, but in some ways, it turned out good for one member of the band: Rune Walle.

A&M Records was distributed in Norway by Arne Bendiksen AS (LTD) and was the reason the company received Wounded Bird for evaluation. A&M had a band called Ozark Mountain Daredevils on their roster, who visited Norway during a tour of Europe in 1976. Flying Norwegians played support at one of the gigs and the American cowboys noticed the young Norwegian, Walle, playing guitar as proficiently as Lowell George in Little Feat. Faith would have it that the Ozark gang was looking for a new guitarist for their band. In a small community-centre north of Bergen, the shaggy ensemble from the USA listened to Flying Norwegians play and subsequently decided to invite Rune Walle to join their band. He was given three days to pack his bags and travel across the Atlantic to live out his boyhood dream of playing in a professional band, with a huge record company backing them up. He couldn’t say no. The rest of his band members in Flying Norwegians continued without him, but that’s a story we’ll return to during the next re-release. (words:Bård Ose, fan and friend ).

Format: LP, CD, Digital
Label: Apollon Records
Distribution: Plastic Head
Genre: Country Rock
Release Date: 29/10/2021

Bandcamp: https://flyingnorwegians.bandcamp.com/album/wounded-bird-2021-remaster
Label: https://apollonrecords.no


Thursday, August 26, 2021, 10:16 CET:

SUPER FLORENCE JAM "We Always Knew It Would Come To This":


Australian rock and roll quartet super FLORENCE jam have finally made it around to an international release of their music – a full 15 years after they first emerged onto the Australian live music scene as fresh-faced students.

As part of the Bird’s Robe Records 10th anniversary series, the band’s second EP ‘We Always Knew It Would Come To This’ will also celebrate its 10th anniversary with an international release on CD & digital formats.

Originally released in 2011, the 9-track EP (it’s almost an album!) followed several demo CDs printed independently by the band and circulated at gigs around Sydney’s underground live music scene.

The EP earned the band their first airplay on triple j for the fiery punk rock track of ‘Irrepressible’ whilst also seeing the band embark on a series of headline shows at Sydney’s Gaelic Theatre, with their impressive live following rivalling many more mainstream artists.

Much like the band themselves, the EP sees them having fun with a series of musical experiments.

The hard rock blues of ‘Bloozepower’ and ‘Walkin’ On The Rocks’ unashamedly shows off the band’s Led Zeppelin influences, whilst the zany indie rock of ‘That’s The End of It’, ‘Anastasia Won’t You Sleep With Me’ and ‘Simmer Down’ sports their tongue-in-cheek take on mid-2000s indie rock. When these worlds collide, such as the epic anthem ‘Signals’ it shows off a band at their best. When things settle down for the balladry of ‘Your Word’ and ‘A Moment In Time’ it also shows a band capable of a myriad of dynamics.

Originally formed in 2005, super FLORENCE jam initially featured as a jam band side project, featuring in band competitions and busking on the street. Eventually writing proper songs, the band won the UNSW Band Comp in 2005, going all the way to the NSW State Finals, then placed 2nd in the Sydney University Band Comp in 2006 (to friends Cloud Control).

The band made their way in the Myspace era by busking twice weekly in Sydney’s Pitt St Mall and gigging relentlessly at legendary institutions across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Adelaide such as the Annandale Hotel, Metro Theatre, The Espy, The Lansdowne, Gaelic Theatre, Hopetourn Hotel, Excelsior Hotel, Club 77, Hermanns Bar, Manning Bar, Enigma Bar & The Hi Fi Bar (now Max Watts). They regularly performed over 100 times per year, playing to tens of thousands of people both in – and outside of – venues along the east coast.

In 2009, the band finally made their way into the studio with producer Clayton Segelov to refine their raw, progressive sound into a more concise and bombastic version of their material, releasing their debut ‘super FLORENCE jam.

The response was surprisingly strong – over 2,000 copies sold, #1 on triple j radio’s Unearthed chart, MusicOz Award finalists and the DIY video clip for ‘Ghetto Project Fabulous’ proving a hit on ABC TV’s rage program. The success of the EP was the catalyst for the band’s first national tour in late 2009.

The band also scored supports with notable indie bands including British India, Airbourne, Dallas Crane, Philadelphia Grand Jury, Shihad, 28 Days, Bertie Blackman and Mental As Anything.

Though they were rarely supported with radio play (with only one spin on triple j across 7 years), the band nevertheless managed to fill hometown venues the Annandale Hotel & Gaelic Theatre to capacity at their raucous live shows, featuring extended versions of their songs, improvised jams & their infamous covers of Led Zeppelin tracks ‘Black Dog’ and ‘Whole Lotta Love.’

Though relatively dormant since a one-off reunion show in 2014, the band were instrumental (pun intended) in kickstarting the success of Sydney’s burgeoning progressive rock underground. The band headlined the first several shows by the newly formed Bird’s Robe, founded by Alex Tulett with drummer Mike Solo. Solo has since carried the label & management company on to work with ARIA-nominated & charting artists including sleepmakeswaves, We Lost The Sea, Closure in Moscow, The Crooked Fiddle Band, Toehider, Solkyri & more.

sFj have also notably supported charitable causes extensively since their inception, including performing concerts and fundraises for Hep C patients, famine relief, mental health awareness, youth centre and school music programs. In that vein, the band have also committed to donating a portion of proceeds from this year’s releases to a number of charities to be announced shortly.

Format: CD, Digital
Label: Bird's Robe Records
Genre: Alternative/ Garage Rock
Release Date: 24/09/2021

Order: https://birdsrobe.bandcamp.com/album/we-always-knew-it-would-come-to-this
Bandcamp: https://superflorencejam.bandcamp.com
Facebook: https://facebook.com/superflorencejam
Label: https://birdsrobe.com


Tuesday, August 24, 2021, 09:36 CET:

TROLDHAUGEN "idio+syncrasies"


Genre-bending weirdos Troldhaugen have today announced an international release for their most recent album idio+syncrasies.

The circus-metal-prog-folk-rock outfit from Wollongong in Australia will celebrate the album’s release on CD and digital platforms as part of the Bird’s Robe Records 10th anniversary series.

The wacky quartet have earned a loyal cult following worldwide since the release of their stunning second record Obzkure Anekdotez for Maniakal Massez. This was evident with the band turning to crowd-funding platforms to raise the $10,000 needed for production - and hitting their mark in just a few days.

The band have expanded their profile through tours with Alestorm, Finntroll, Twelve Foot Ninja, Toehider, Gloryhammer as well as an exclusive barnstorming performance at Germany's Summer Breeze Festival in 2015 in front of a packed audience of several thousand.

They have received unprecedented support from Australian national youth radio station triple j with their track Viva Loa Vegas being dubbed "a marvel of modern music" by Zan Rowe and "amazing, in so many ways" by triple j Music Director Nick Findlay. Dave Ruby Howe labelled the latest single BMX Terminator as "an aborted stage musical production of The Jungle Book scored by Primus."

Bird’s Robe Director Mike Solo comments: "Troldhaugen are one of the most fun and creative bands I’ve ever seen or heard. They continually reinvent their sound with each new release and it’s always insanely good. I hope everyone enjoys immersing themselves in each new record as it comes, because you never know what’s coming next! Idio+syncrasies is a perfect example of this and it’s so damn good it deserves to be heard by a wider audience internationally before their next release."

Format: CD, Digital
Label: Bird's Robe Records
Genre: Fusion Rock/ Prog Metal
Release Date: 03/09/2021

Order: https://birdsrobe.bandcamp.com/album/idio-syncrasies
Label: https://birdsrobe.com


Tuesday, August 10, 2021, 10:37 CET:

DUMBSAINT "Panorama, In Ten Pieces":


Cinematic instrumental four-piece Dumbsaint have announced an international release for Panorama, In Ten Pieces, the follow-up album to their acclaimed 2012 release Something That You Feel Will Find Its Own Form.

As part of the Bird’s Robe Records 10th anniversary series, the record will be available on LP & CD formats, as well as digital services worldwide.

This ambitious release is the band’s high water mark as a creative outfit, following a prolific period of writing & releasing, which saw them release The Auteur EP and Disappearance In A Minor Role soundtrack and DVD.

Containing 55 minutes of their darkest, most challenging music to date, the album was written over a year and recorded in late 2014 with producer Dax Liniere (sleepmakeswaves, Solkyri) in several rural and suburban studios. Mixed by Liniere over a 4-month period and mastered in High Dynamic Range by Sean Diggins, this record showcases the band’s intricate and unorthodox songwriting.

As with every Dumbsaint release, Panorama, In Ten Pieces contains a synced film component. In this case, its an impressive 60-minute feature-length film - which was written, funded, filmed and edited entirely by the members of Dumbsaint.

The band comments: "Panorama, In Ten Pieces is a suburban horror that tells the story of a residential street in darkness. Populated by a revolving ensemble of dysfunctional lovers, loners and shut-ins, the film peers in at the strange relationships and domestic rituals that go on behind the closed doors of one neighbourhood at night."

Shot over 6 months with a cast of 25 actors, this surrealistic adaptation of the album’s 10 tracks is available separately from the band’s webstore.

Director of Bird’s Robe Mike Solo says of Dumbsaint: "Dumbsaint have always been unique, even amongst their peers in the underground post-rock/post-metal scene of Sydney. Over the course of 7 years they transformed themselves from a band with live projected videos, into a fully-fledged live soundtrack experience to feature-length films they produced themselves. It’s hard enough to imagine producing music of this quality on a consistent basis over so many years, but to do it whilst at the same time conceiving, directing and funding a series of films is a whole new level.

[i]Panorama, In Ten Pieces
showcase the band at the peak of their powers as a sonic and visual force. If you enjoy this, be sure to go back and check out their earlier film pieces Disappearance in a Minor Role & my personal favourite The Auteur.[/i]"

Panorama, In Ten Pieces is out through Bird’s Robe Records

Format: 2xLP, CD, Digital
Label: Bird's Robe Records
Genre: Post-Rock
Release Date: 27/08/2021

Order: https://birdsrobe.bandcamp.com/album/panorama-in-ten-pieces
Facebook: https://facebook.com/dumbsaint
Bandcamp: https://dumbsaint.bandcamp.com
Label: https://birdsrobe.com


Friday, August 06, 2021, 09:23 CET:

SEIMS "Four":


Australian experimental rock project SEIMS will release Four this October, a new full-length album featuring their most engaging and hypnotic material to date.

The brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Simeon Bartholomew, SEIMS has evolved into an explorational and formidable band over the course of several records, including their most recent release 3 and 3.1 which featured the stabbing punk of Cyan and lilting math-rock ode Imperfect Black.

The new record showcases the band’s delicately crafted arrangements on tracks including the beguiling 65daysofstatic Wild Light era tinged post-math-rock of Elegance Over Confidence, the soaring modern post-rock of The Mountain’s Scream and the dark Stranger Things evoking electro-prog of Showdown Without A Victim.

The album was written & produced by Simeon Bartholomew himself, engineered by Tim Carr (We Lost The Sea), mixed by Alex Wilson (sleepmakeswaves) & mastered by Jeff Lipton and Maria Rice. As well as Simeon performing bass, guitars, synths, piano & vocals himself, it also features blistering performances from Plini drummer Chris Allison, Kat Hunter & Susie Bishop on violins & Tangents/FourPlay member Peter Hollo on cellos.

For the release of Four SEIMS have partnered with Australian labels Art As Catharsis and Bird’s Robe Records once again, as well as European vinyl label Dunk Records for the first time.

Simeon says: "I've always loved writing concept albums and after exploring the colour spectrum and its contributions and interactions with itself, it made me think about a similar idea in the verbal medium. Four was initially inspired by the Myer Briggs indicator of personalities. I always found it fascinating how words on paper can change inference, intent, or perspective purely by someone's speaking tone and demeanour, and also how it can be received or perceived based on your personality, context, and cognisance. This album is all about unintentionally misconstrued conversations - multiple voices / themes saying one thing, and being received or misinterpreted a very different way, for better or worse."

Initially conceived as a one-man studio project in 2012, the band has expanded into a ferocious live act with some of Sydney’s most talented musicians. SEIMS has shared stages with a diverse array of acts including Tortoise, Regurgitator, We Lost The Sea & Jean Jean. They performed at back to back Progfest events in 2018 & 2019 and have toured Japan twice, featuring at Tokyo’s iconic math-rock festival Bahamasfest.

In 2020 they were due to play the main stage at UK festival ArcTanGent, alongside Opeth, This Will Destroy You & Swans, when the pandemic forced the postponement of the event. They are now due for their maiden UK/EU tour in 2022, again featuring a performance at ArcTanGent.

Format: CD, LP, Digital
Label: Bird's Robe Records
Genre: Experimental Rock
Release Date: 22/10/2021

Official: https://seims.net
Bandcamp: www.seims.bandcamp.com
Facebook: https://facebook.com/seimsmusic
Instagram: https://instagram.com/SEIMSmusic
Label: https://birdsrobe.com


Wednesday, August 04, 2021, 09:50 CET:

TEAL "Hearth":


Australian rock band Teal have announced an international re- release of their 5-track debut Hearth.

As part of the Bird’s Robe Records 10th anniversary series, the exquisite debut from the young alternative rockers will be available on CD and all digital platforms.

The band originally burst onto Sydney’s alternative music scene in 2012, pairing with young manager Hamish Smith from Blue Shift Entertainment and then spending much of 2013 touring with The Butterfly Effect, Twelve Foot Ninja, The Red Paintings, sleepmakeswaves, Dead Letter Circus and Closure In Moscow, as well as selling out their own headlining show at Sydney’s Spectrum.

Their debut Hearth was produced by Lucius Borich, best known for being the drummer of COG, FloatingMe, The Nerve & JUICE. The 5 track EP was Lucius’ first official foray into producing after opening his Keysound studios in 2012. He said at the time: "Working with Teal was something very special for me. A collective trust in each other ideas became a strong bond. It shows in the finished musical statement that is made. These guys have a big future in the Australian music scene, if not the world that's for sure!"

Bassist Andrew Quizon on working with Lucius: "Working with Loosh was pretty cool and different, we really tried to capture everything live. It was a conscious decision to avoid any quantizing, sampling or anything like that. We spent ages just really vibing it out and I think it really shows."

In mid-2013 they signed with Bird’s Robe Records for the release of their debut EP, featuring the singles Solitaires and Three Hours which received airplay on triple j, FBi, 4zzz and national community radio.

Since the record’s release, the band’s players have gone on to other roles in the music industry – notable guitarist Mitch Clews and drummer Shane Benson working as session players for high profile television shows and touring artists, both domestically and internationally.

Format: CD, Digital
Label: Bird's Robe Records
Genre: Alternatve/ Progressive Rock
Release Date: 13/08/2021

Order: https://birdsrobe.bandcamp.com/album/hearth-ep
Bandcamp: https://tealband.bandcamp.com
Label: https://birdsrobe.com

1 2 3 »  XML