From Melbourne, Australia.
This album (their third in three years) came out in 2016. And since this release, they have released “Beautiful Strange” in 2018 and a few single song releases in 2019.
There is also a cool single called “Spaceman” released in 2015. Check out the cover.
Paul Laine is on production duties and does co-lead vocals on the song “Wink And Smile”. There’s a cool story as to how Laine got involved with the band. Go to the YouTube account of The Radio Sun and you will see a documentary called “Paul Laine And The Radio Sun”.
Laine also appeared on stage with the band on a small run of Australian shows.
Guitarist Brett Garsed from John Farnham/Nelson also appears on “Falling For You”.
The band is made up off Jason Old on lead vocals, Stevie Janevski on guitars, Robbie Erdmanis on bass and Ben Wignall on drums.
Their style is pure melodic rock. It doesn’t stray whatsoever in the same way that AC/DC doesn’t stray from their style.
“Can’t Get You Out Of My Head”
The guitar playing from Janevski gets me interested. The vocal melodies are layered and the Chorus sounds massive. Make sure you check out the singalong lead break.
Musically the song reminds me of “Walk With A Stranger” from Skid Row, which was a song they played on the scene before they got signed and Trixter covered.
“Standing On The Edge Of Love”
It’s got that melodic rock riff that seems to appear in every melodic rock song. But. I don’t care. I like it as much as I like a 12 bar blues shuffle.
“You’ll Never Know”
The Chorus hooks me.
“Fall To Pieces”
It’s got a fast pedal point head banging riff to kick it off like a song from the “Surfing With The Alien” album by Satriani.
The outro is excellent.
“Wink And Smile”
A melodic lead kicks off the song. Paul Laine features on this.
“Falling For You”
Brett Garsed appears on this. Make sure you check out the solo section. It’s Garsed at his shredding best.
The band also covered “After The Rain” from Nelson. It’s on YouTube.
And for a melodic rock band they are not on Frontiers or from Sweden. But from Australia.
Check em out.
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Cool Paul Laine connection. I knew he worked with them a lot, but not sure why I haven’t really listened to them. Guess I need to prior to the interview. Great post!
He was asked to mix their 2015 album and then he asked if he could add some backing vocals and that’s how it all started.
I will need to check out that interview to see what else i could ask about.
One of the few melodic bands that isn’t on Frontiers! lol
That cover art is hilarious.
Spaceman or Outside Looking In.
One is like an art book drawing and the other is too much photoshop.